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Cleveland Guardians minor league recap for July 23, 2021

Columbus Clippers 4, Iowa Cubs 3

Box Score · Clippers improve to 30-37

All but one of Columbus’ runs came from solo shots on Thursday, including the walk-off blast in the bottom of the ninth by Trenton Brooks, who went 1-3 with a walk. It was Brooks’ 10th home run of the season and his sixth since being promoted to Triple-A.

Top Guardians prospect Nolan Jones homered for third consecutive game. He also stole a base.

Owen Miller added a solo shot, his seventh of the season, and Wilson Ramos was the lone Clipper with a multi-hit game, going 2-4. Oscar Gonzalez kept his hitting streak alive with a double and Gabriel Arias reached base safely twice, going 1-3 with a walk.

Starting pitcher Logan Allen the senior had one of his better performances of the season, allowing two runs on four hits in 4.2 innings. He also struck out seven and walked three.

Robert Broom allowed an inherited runner to score, but otherwise was solid, giving up one hit and striking out two in 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Akron RubberDucks 6, Richmond Flying Squirrels 5

Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 40-27

Andruw Monasterio had himself a game. The middle infield prospect was perfect at the plate, going 2-2 with two walks and scoring three runs. Richard Palacios reached base safely three times, going 1-2 with a pair of walks.

Chris Roller, Will Benson and Bo Naylor also all reached base twice, all singling and walking once apiece.

Starting pitcher Adam Scott was sensational, allowing one run on four hits in 5.0 innings while striking out seven and walking just one.

The bullpen gave up four runs late, but thankfully the RubberDucks offense had given the team enough of a cushion to survive the late push from Richmond.

Lake County Captains 5, Great Lakes Loons 8 (F/11)

Box Score · Captains fall to 37-32

Cody Farhat played hero on offense for Lake County, going 3-5 with a home run. Jose Tena also had a multi-hit game, going 2-5.

The only other Captain to reach base safely twice was George Valera, who blasted a home run, going 1-4 with a walk. Brayan Rocchio had a hit and stole a base as well.

In a bullpen game, Nate Ocker was the best of the bunch, allowing one run one one hit with six strikeouts and no walks in 3.0 innings. Unfortunately, the pen allowed three runs in the top of the 11th inning and Lake County was unable to rally.

Lynchburg Hillcats 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 2

Box Score · Hillcats improve to 35-33

Yainer Diaz put the Hillcats on the board with a home run in the fourth inning, then Miguel Jerez put them on top in the ninth inning with a pinch hit two-run blast.

Johnathan Rodriguez went 2-4 and catcher Andres Melendez went 2-3 with a walk.

Starting pitcher Jordan Jones had his best outing of the season, allowing one run in the first inning, but then settling down and keeping Delmarva off the scoreboards the rest of the way. His final line was one run allowed on four hits in 7.0 innings with seven strikeouts and one walk.

Daritzon Feliz allowed the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, but he stayed in the game and locked down the save in the bottom of the ninth after Jerez put the Hillcats on top.

ACL Guardians 7, ACL White Sox 6

Box Score · ACL Guardians improve to 10-6

  • (Rehab) Micah Pries: 3-4, 2 HR (He’s ready to go back to Lynchburg)
  • Micael Ramirez: 2-4, 2B
  • Jordan Brown: 1-3, 2B, BB
  • Jose Pastrano: 0-0, 4 BB!
  • Skeiling Rodriguez: 2-3, BB
  • Yeury Gervacio: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

ASL Guardians Blue 4, DSL Marlins 10

Box Score · ASL Guardians Blue falls to 5-3

  • Adonis Cepeda: 2-4, 2B
  • Erickson: 2-3, BB
  • Luis Perez: 1-3, BB, 2 R
  • Olmandi Diaz: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

DSL Guardians Red 10, DSL Red Sox Blue 17

Box Score · DSL Guardians Red falls to 5-3

  • Fran Alduey: 1-4, 3B, BB
  • Junior Caminero: 1-3, 2 BB
  • Robert Lopez: 1-4, HR, BB
  • Jhoan Gomez 2-5, 3 RBI