Scoreboard Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 6, Toledo Mud Hens 1Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 3, Reading Fightin Phils 1High-A – Lake County Captains 10, Great Lakes Loons 6Low-A – Lynchburg Hillcats […]
Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 6, Toledo Mud Hens 1
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 3, Reading Fightin Phils 1
High-A – Lake County Captains 10, Great Lakes Loons 6
Low-A – Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 0
Xzavion Curry (Lynchburg, SP): 6.1 IP, 1 H, 11 K – When discussing the future of the Cleveland Indians rotation, one name that is getting hard to keep out of the conversation ix Xzavion Curry. As impressive as his first two starts of his professional career were (combined 3H in nine shutout IP with a 12:3 K:BB ratio and one HBP), he surpassed that by far on Tuesday, throwing six no-hit innings before allowing a hit in the seventh. He also nearly equaled his career strikeout total while facing only two above the minimum (the other baserunner reached on an error). Not only is the lack of AZL experience not seeming to affect him, he also seems to be pitching at too low a level in Low-A ball. The only question regarding him and the corner of SOM Center and Vine is when we see him pitch there. Oh, and also for how long, since Xzavion seems to have the makeup to advance through the system rapidly.
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Owen Miller (Columbus, 2B): 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – Miller continues to rake in Triple-A, improving his slash line to .479/.519/.688 in twelve games this season. Might he be in a tribe uniform this weekend?
Ryan Lavarnway (Columbus, C): 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – Lavarnway continues to be a stellar run producer for the #ClipShow, with 14 RBI in nine games (34 AB) so far this season.
Matt Koch (Columbus, RP): W (1-0), 3.2 IP, perfect, 2 K – The former Diamondbacks starter (since converted to a relief pitcher) hurled the plurality of innings on a bullpen day for the Clippers to pick up the individual victory in his second Columbus appearance.
Kyle Nelson (Columbus, RP): S (1), 1.1 IP, perfect, 2 K – Nelson remains perfect in two Triple-A save opportunities (the other came in 2019).
Richard Palacios (Akron, 2B): 0-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K – While he couldn’t extend his four-game hitting streak or repeat his multi-hit Sunday, Palacios still played in important role in the RubberDucks offense by scoring two of their three runs.
Juan Hillman (Akron, SP): W (1-1), 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R (earned), 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP – Hillman rebounded from allowing four earned runs in 4,1 innings last Wednesday with his longest, and arguably best, outing of the season.
Juan Mota (Akron, RP), H (1), 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 K, 1 HBP – Mota’s scoreless effort was his first time going longer than three outs in 2021.
Nick Mikolajchak (Akron, RP): S (1), 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K – Mikolajchal picked up his first full-season save in his initial opportunity to do so on Tuesday night.
Will Brennan (Lake County, LF): 1-2, 2 R, 3 BB – Brennan reached base four times in a game that saw K:BB ratio improve to 7:6 in eleven games this season.
Aaron Bracho (Lake County, DH): 1-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SF – Bracho hit his first full-season homer in this multi-RBI effort on Tuesday night.
Michael Amditis (Lake County, C): 1-5, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 PB – This three-RBI performance not only marked the high point of his season so far, but also a career-high in the stat.
Nic Enright (Lake County, RP): W (1-0), 2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K, 1 BK – Enright earned his first professional individual victory thanks to a wise judgement call by the official scorer in Midland, MI.
Kevin Kelly (Lake County, RP): S (3), 1 IP, perfect, 3 K – Kelly struck out the side with the bases loaded to save the win for the Captains after Kellen Rholl hit two batters and walked the third to start the bottom of the ninth.
Angel Martinez (Lynchburg, 2B): 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 E – Martinez extended his season-opening on-base streak to nine games with a pair of walks, one of which resulted in him scoring the second of the Hillcats’ two runs in the third frame. His stat line includes such highlights as a 1.008 OS, 8:8 K:BB ratio, five extra base hits (4 2B, 1 HR) out of nine total, six RBI, and four stolen bases in as many attempts.
Micah Pries (Lynchburg, RF): 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – Pries’ double drove in Martinez for the aforementioned insurance run (the first run scored on a wild pitch) and his eighth RBI of the season (in nine games).
Will Bartlett (Lynchburg, 1B): 2-4, 1 3B, 1 K – Bartlett’s start to the 2021 campaign has been, in a word, dominant. Through nine games, he is posting a .419/.538/.710 slash line. I know it’s a small sample size, but the numbers are hard to ignore.
Andrew Misiaszek (Lynchburg, RP): H (1), 1.2 IP, 5 K – Misaszek continued the dominance, both in terms of the game and his own season. Andrew has allowed only one hit in 8.1 innings of scoreless relief with a spectacular 15:2 K:BB ratio.
Jerson Ramirez (Lynchburg, RP): S (1), 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K – The Hillcats’ mound gem was completed by Ramirez’s first full-season save.