Scoreboard

Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 3, Indianapolis Indians 2
Double-A – Erie SeaWolves at Akron RubberDucks – RAINED OUT
High-A – Lake County Captains 6, Dayton Dragons 3 (Game 1)
High-A – Lake County Captains 1, Dayton Dragons 0 (Game 2)
Low-A – Salem Red Sox 7, Lynchburg Hillcats 3

HIGHLIGHTS

Will Brennan (Lake County – Game 1, CF): 1-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – Brennan homered for the second time in as many games to drive in the eventual game-winning run for the Captains in the opener of last evening’s doubleheader. His sixth-inning three-run shot also got his OPS back over .900 (.911).

Will Brennan (Lake County – Game 2, PH): 1-1, 1 2B, 1 RBI – Brennan, who was scheduled to have Game 2 off, found himself as the hero of both ends of the twi-night twin bill. His pinch-hit double in the bottom of the seventh drove in RF Jonathan Engelmann for the game-winning run. (By the way, it also increased his OPS to .935.).

Juan Zapata (Lake County – Game 2, SP): ND, 5.2 IP< 1 H, 3 BB, 3 K – While the individual victory eluded him thanks to an utter lack of run support, Zapata was dominant in his full-season debut. Hopefully, this is a preview of what to expect from Juan consistently. If so, he should find himself in Akron sooner rather than later.

BEST OF THE REST

Andres Gimenez (Columbus, 2B): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – Gimenez’s first Triple-A home run of the season proved to be the difference in a Clipper victory in the Circle City.

Kirk McCarty (Columbus, SP): W (4-0), 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R (both earned), 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR allowed – McCarty came within one bad pitch of throwing seven shutout frames as he nearly perfectly replicated his May 22 statline (one more walk last night).

Justin Garza (Columbus, RP): H (2), 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K – Garza continues to dominate as he has allowed only one run (on a May 29 homer off the bat of Nashville Sounds {Brewers} 3B Zach Green) in 14 innings this season (one of those for the RubberDucks on Opening Day, the other 13 for the Clippers).

Blake Parker (Columbus, RP): H (2), 0.2 IP, 2 BB – Parker remains unscored upon on two hits in eleven innings this season despite some control issues last night.

Jordan Stephens (Columbus, RP): S (1), 0.1 IP, 1 BB – Stephens walked the bases loaded, but followed it up with the 27th out of the game to secure his first professional save in his second opportunity (blew one in 2019 for the RubberDucks).

Joe Naranjo (Lake County – Game 1, 1B): 0-1, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K – Naranjo led all players in time on base in Game 1 thanks to his first multi-walk game of the season.

Aaron Bracho (Lake County – Game 1, 3B): 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – Bracho also homered for the second game in a row to continue a season light on contact but heavy on power (14-for-70, but with five doubles and three home runs i among those 14 hits [includes Game 2].

Logan T. Allen (Lake County – Game 1, SP): 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R (all earned), 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR allowed – Even in his second relatively rough outing of the season, Allen continues to post stratospheric K:BB ratios (now 25:5 in 27.2 innings in five starts).

Nic Enright (Lake County – Game 1, RP): S (1), 1 IP, perfect, 2 K – After failing to convert both of his opportunities with the AZL Indians Blue in 2019, Enright succeeds in converting his first full-season opportunity into his first professional save with this perfect seventh.

Victor Nova (Lake County – Game 2, 3B): 2-3 – Nova, who is still only hitting .169 after this two-hit effort, was surprisingly the only Captain other than Brennan with a hit in the nightcap.

Tim Herrin (Lake County – Game 2, RP): W (2-1), 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 K, 1 WP – Herrin rebounded from allowing five earned runs in 2.1 innings on Saturday with this solid effort that kept the game scoreless until Brennan could win it for the Eastlake nine.

Gabriel Rodriguez (Lynchburg, RF): 2-4, 1 R, 1 K – Gabe-Rod’s first multi-hit game since May 20 was the only one for the Hillcats last night.

Alexfri Planez (Lynchburg, LF): 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K – Planez’s ninth-inning double accounted for two-thirds of the Hillcats scoring on a rough night in Lynchburg.

Cade Smith (Lynchburg, RP); 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K – Smith posted a near carbon copy of his season debut (four less strikeouts and one more walk last night) to rebound from a four-run, two-out effort in his last appearance on May 26.

Miguel Vinicio (Lynchburg, RP); 4 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 2 K – Vinicio makes it three scoreless outings in a row despite some control issues.

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