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Oscar González collects his first Triple-A hits in shortened Columbus victory

Cleveland minor league recap for July 8, 2021

Columbus Clippers 2, Indianapolis 0 (F/8)

Box Score · Clippers improve to 26-29

Newcomers to the Clippers roster carried the offensive load on Wednesday. Veteran catcher Wilson Ramos went 2-for-3 with a run scored, and the recently-promoted Oscar González picked up his first Triple-A hit as well as his second, going 2-for-3 with the other run scored.

Ryan Lavarnway slugged an RBI double, going 1-for-2 with a walk.

Veteran pitcher Heath Filmeyer had his best start of the season, tossing six shutout innings on three hits with four strikeouts and no walks. Anthony Gose added a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout and Jordan Stephens had a scoreless eighth inning before the game was called an inning early due to weather.

Lake County Captains 7, Fort Wayne TinCaps 6

Box Score · Captains improve to 31-25

Will Brennan had himself a game, going 2-for-3 with a leadoff home run, two walks, and a stolen base. When healthy, Brennan has been one of the best hitters for Lake County this season, slashing .303/.377/.459.

Catcher Michael Amditis was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a walk in his four plate appearances. George Valera went 2-for-5 and Jose Teña and Raynel Delgado both doubled.

Xzavion Curry continues to impress, tossing a quality start with 6.1 innings allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits with eight strikeouts and two walks to earn the win.

Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Carolina Mudcats 4

Box Score · Hillcats fall to 26-28

In his first start since striking out 13 batters, Daniel Espino was nearly as impressive, although he was still hard to hit. Espino only gave up one hit in three innings, but he walked four and struck out three, allowing two runs to score on 71 pitches.

Reliever Alex Wisely allowed an additional two runs to score in one inning of work, and that was all the Mudcats needed.

Gabriel Rodríguez was perfect at the plate, going 1-for-1 with a pair of walks, and was hit by a pitch. Petey Halpin hit his first professional extra-base hit, a double, and also was hit by a pitch. Angel Martinez also doubled.

Of note, Brawny Munoz tossed three scoreless innings of long relief, allowing just one hit and striking out one with no walks.

Akron’s game was rained out. The ACL team had a scheduled day off.