Columbus Clippers 6, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 11
Box Score · Clippers fall to 59-41
Despite a rally in the middle innings, the Columbus Clippers were unable to overcome a rough start from Michael Peoples en route to a 11-6 loss to the RailRiders. Peoples gave up four runs in the first inning, then three more later in the game; he finished with 4.1 innings pitched and just three strikeouts to three home runs.
Dan Otero pitched an inning of rehab relief. He struck out one and didn’t allow a base-runner.
Ka’ai Tom and Brandon Barnes added two hits apiece, while Mark Mathias went 3-for-3 with a walk and two doubles batting ninth. Bobby Bradley looked mortal in Triple-A, something he hasn’t done a lot this season, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts and stranding three runners.
Akron RubberDucks 1, Trenton Thunder 3 (Game 1)
Akron RubberDucks 6 Trenton Thunder 0 (Game 2)
Game 1 Box Score · Game 2 Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 44-58
After racking up just two hits in Game 1 of their doubleheader against the Trenton Thunder, the RubberDucks lineup came alive in Game 2 with 11 hits, three doubles, a triple, and a home run.
Eli Morgan continues to impress in Double-A. The 23-year-old went the full six innings of the shortened doubleheader game, allowing three runs off five hits. He also struck out eight batters, which is the most he has fanned since June 13.
The pitching was even better in Game 2 with Adam Scott, Jared Robinson, and Dalbert Siri combining to hold the Thunder to just two hits and no runs. Starting pitcher Scott struck out seven over 5.1 innings.
Offensively, the Game 2 RubberDucks tallied 11 hits, led by Nolan Jones, Trenton Brooks, Andruw Monasterio, and Alex Call all added two hits. Jones has cooled off a bit over his last few 10 games — his two-hit performance last night broke a three-game hitless streak.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 4, State College Spikes 1
Box Score · Scrappers improve to 19-19
George Valera’s tremendous season continued with a quiet 1-for-2 night in Mahoning Valley’s win against the State College Spikes. Brayan Rocchio and Billy Wilson each added two hits as well.
On the mound, Jhonneyver Gutierrez earned his second win of the young season, striking out two over five innings and allowing one run off four hits. Matt Waldron pitched a shutout four innings of relief, allowing just one hit and striking out four. Of the 46 pitches Waldron threw, 32 went for strikes.
DSL Indians 2, DSL Red Sox2 4
Box Score · Indians fall to 17-25
The Indians attempted a seventh inning rally, aided by a single from Jesus Lara, who stole second in the next at-bat, and a walk from Gabriel Rodriguez. Unfortunately, it was cut short and the Red Sox2 added another run for good measure in the ninth.
Starting pitcher Steven Perez pitched a solid game with six strikeouts over four innings, but it was how he started that was the most impressive thing. Bottom of the first, three batters, up three batters down, all on strikeouts.
AZL Indians Red 3, AZL White Sox 6
Box Score · Indians fall to 14-15
A rough day for every Indians Red pitcher not named Daniel Espino or Christopher Santana. Everyone else allowed six runs off 12 hits, while the Indians offense stranded 10 runners on base en route to a 6-3 loss.
Clark Scolamiero and Will Bartlett led the way with two hits apiece, while Scolamiero and Christian Cairo added the only extra-base hits of the night with a pair of doubles.
AZL Indians Blue 10, AZL Mariners 7
Box Score · Indians improve to 20-9
The Indians Blue team is absolutely cruising right now. They sit at 20-9, and last night they scored 10 runs on 14 hits. Ike Freeman — who may or not be Mike Freeman in a mustache — went 1-for-4. Aaron Bracho, Michael Amditis, and Jose Colina all had multi-hit games in the win.
It’s a good thing the offense was on, because starting pitcher Diarlin Jimenez got rocked the second time through the order, allowing six runs in the third inning. He finished the game with five innings pitched, four walks, three strikeouts, and the six runs off six hits.
The Lynchburg Hillcats game was postponed due to rain.