Columbus Clippers 1, St. Paul Saints 19
Box Score · Clippers fall to 27-32
Oh no, the Clippers gave up 19 runs? Must be a couple of minor-league fillers out there pitching with how many arms Cleveland has had to abduct to the majors this year, huh?
Nope. J.C. Mejia and Brad Peacock — two pitchers who have had or will have starts in Cleveland this year — gave up a combined 16 earned runs in 3.1 innings yesterday. Mejia gave up four home runs and walked three by himself. It was truly a nightmare outing for both.
Sam Hentges pitched a clean inning of relief at least, with two strikeouts to go with it.
The Clippers were down by 14 after the fourth inning, so maybe we can’t blame the offense for coasting too much. They finished with seven hits total, two from Yu Chang and a double from Nolan Jones, his 20th of the season.
Akron RubberDucks 8, Harrisburg Senators 3
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 35-24
It was a big night for Akron RubberDucks batters, with Will Benson, Steven Kwan, Chris Roller, and Austen Wade each adding two hits. Benson added his eighth home run of the season and raised his OPS on the season to .976.
Benson with the Bomb to start the night.— Akron RubberDucks (@AkronRubberDuck) July 14, 2021
Dang, it felt so right. pic.twitter.com/kVI5JhQHLu
Seven of Akron’s runs came in the final three innings after holding a narrow 1-0 lead through most of the game. Roller got things ... rolling ... in the seventh with a lead-off walk, followed by a Wade double a few batters later and an Ike Freeman single to keep the train moving. All told, Akron finished with 11 hits and they left just six runners on base.
On the mound, Logan T. Allen was excellent in his Double-A debut, striking out six over four innings and holding the Harrisburg lineup to just two hits.
Logan T. Allen has 4K in 3IP just 2 hits allowed in his Double-A debut so far.— Justin L. (@JL_Baseball) July 13, 2021
He struck out the side in the 3rd inning pic.twitter.com/ukt9w677W8
Lake County Captains 8, Lansing Lugnuts 0 (F/6)
Box Score · Captains improve to 33-28
Rain cut this game short in the middle of the sixth inning, but the Captains only needed one at-bat to pull ahead and keep the lead. Will Brennan started the game with a lead-off home run and Captains starter Alex Royalty pitched a five-inning shutout.
Brayan Rocchio joined the first-inning hit parade as well and went on to go 4-for-4 and raise his season OPS to .768.
#Indians 20yr old (SS) prospect Brayan Rocchio extended his hitting streak to 7 straight games tonight w/ a 4 hit game for Lake County.— Indians Prospective (@indiansPro) July 14, 2021
Streak: 13-31 6R 2(2B) 1HR 4RBI 3BB 3SB .419 AVG .471 OBP
Last 31: 39-123 26R 11(2B) 5HR 17RBI 9BB 6SB .317 AVG .384 OBP@rocchio05 #OurCLE pic.twitter.com/ji8hjrqXMb
Bryan Lavastida, who is quickly becoming one of the most important names to watch in Cleveland’s system, added another hit to an impressive season. He’s gotten on base in 15 straight games and has an .892 OPS on the season. George Valera snapped a fledgling three-game hitting streak by going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.
Lynchburg Hillcats 7, Fredericksburg Nationals 5
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 29-30
A back-and-forth affair in Lynchburg ended with the Hillcats earning a 7-5 victory.
Yainer Diaz was the offensive standout for the Hillcats, with three hits, including his third homer of the season. Christian Cairo and Cody Farhat each homered as well, with their second and sixth home runs of the year, respectively.
Big night for #Indians 22yr old (C) prospect Yainer Diaz who went 3-4 with a 2B, HR and 3 RBI's. The HR was Diaz's 3rd of the season for (Low A) Lynchburg.@yainerdiaz4 @LynHillcats #OurCLE pic.twitter.com/oRgaWPghlN— Indians Prospective (@indiansPro) July 14, 2021
Jaime Arias-Bautista, making just his third start of the year after coming out of the bullpen for much of it, struggled early on but settled down to pitch six innings. He finished with four earned runs, six strikeouts, and a pair of walks.
Cleveland ACL Team 8, ACL Mariners 7
Box Score · ACL Team improves to 7-4
- Julian Escobedo: 3-4, 1 RBI
- Michael Ramirez: 2-4
- Jhonkensy Noel: 1-4, 2B
- Milan Tolentino: 1-2, BB, HR
- Jhon Vergara: 1.1 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, HR, 0 SO
- Steven Perez: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 3 SO
Cleveland DSL Blue Team 12, DSL Athletics 2
Box Score · DSL Blue Team improves to 2-0
- Christopher Espinola: 2-5, SO
- Erick Caripa: 1-2, SO, HR
- Juan Rodriguez: 3-4, 2 SO, 3B
- Jesus Montilla: 2-3, 2 BB
- Victor Garcia: 3.2 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 7 SO
- Luis Almonte: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 4 SO
Cleveland DSL Red Team 9, DSL Cubs Blue 8
Box Score · DSL Red Team improves to 2-0
- Junior Caminero: 2-4, 2 H, 2 BB
- Ronald Pena: 1-5, 2 SO
- Samuel Parra: 0-3, 2 BB, 3 SO
- Yorman Gomez: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 2 SO, 2 BB
- Luis Peguero: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 3 SO, 1 BB