Scoreboard

Triple-A – St. Paul Saints 8, Columbus Clippers 3
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 3, Erie SeaWolves 0
High-A – Great Lakes Loons 9, Lake County Captains 1
Low-A – Salem Red Sox 9, Lynchburg Hillcats 8 (11 innings)

HIGHLIGHTS

Franmil Reyes (starting DH, Columbus): 0-3, 2 K – Normally two strikeouts and grounding into a double play would be an abysmal outing, but just seeing Reyes back in the batter’s box is a positive step in his recovery.

Alex Call (Akron, CF): 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB – Call has had an all-around solid season so far, posting a .319/.401/.512 slash with 21 RBI and 12 steals (in 14 attempts) in 37 games. Yes, he is repeating the level, but the numbers are still impressive.

Juan Hillman (Akron, SP): W (5-1), 6 IP, 6 H, 5 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP – Hillman pitched six or more innings for the third time this season on Tuesday night in arguably his best start of the season. On nights like this, it’s obvious why he was selected in the second round six years ago.

Daniel Johnson (Columbus, CF): 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Johnson’s multi-hit game with a third-inning homer was the offensive highlight of a rough night for the Clippers lineup.

Trenton Brooks (Columbus, 1B): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Brooks continues to dominate Triple-A East pitching with a .318/.392/.636 slash line and 12 RBI in 13 games at the level.

Andres Gimenez (Columbus, SS): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Gimenez’s solo shot in the first improves his ISO to .264, ten points better than his batting average (Nearly half of his hits have been of the extra-base variety – 8 doubles and 6 homers in 29 hits). Fun Fact: Both Gimenez and Johnson drove in their 17th run of the Triple-A season on their solo homers last night.

Angel Martinez (Lynchburg, 2B): 3-6, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI – Martinez came within a home run of the cycle on Tuesday as he provided the bulk of the Hillcat offense in last night’s contest. While this game is, of course, an outlier, it is hardly surprising from a guy posting a .292/.384/.533 slash line with 23 RBI in 32 games.

BEST OF THE REST

Quentin Holmes (Lake County, RF): 1-3, 1 R, 1 K – Holmes has been unstoppable since coming off the Injured List on May 31, reaching base in nine of ten full games played and posting a .378/.439/.514 slash line in the month of June.

Gabriel Arias (Columbus, 3B): 2-4 – Arias extended his on-base streak to eight games with this multi-hit effort.

Francsico Perez (Columbus, RP): 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R (both earned), 1 BB – Perez’s Triple-A debut did not go as well as hoped.

Justin Garza (Columbus, RP): 0.2 IP, perfect, 2 K – Garza struck out both batters he faced swinging to close out the top of the eighth.

Kyle Dowdy (Columbus, RP): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K – Dowdy held opposing hitters scoreless for the first time since June 12 in Des Moines (last scoreless outing in Columbus was May 27 vs. the Nashville Sounds).

Will Benson (Akron, RF): 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 K – Benson;’s ISO now stands at .220 thanks to four of each type of extra-base hit out of 21 total hits this season.

Tyler Freeman (Akron, SS): 1-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SF – Freeman drove in his 18th run of the season on a fifth-inning sac fly on the same night he reached double digits in doubles for the season.

Skylar Arias (Akron, RP): H (1), 2 IP, 1 BB, 3 K – Arias struck out three in a pair of innings for the second time in as many outings (previous outing was on Saturday).

Manuel Alvarez (Akron, RP): S (1), 1 IP, 1 HBP – Alvarez hurled a near-flawless ninth for his first Double-A save.

Bryan Lavastida (Lake County, C): 0-4, 1 RBI – Lavastida drove in the Captains’ only run on Tuesday on a third-inning groundout.

Aaron Bracho (Lake County, 3B): 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 E – Bracho’s fourth-inning double was the only extra-base hit of a rough offensive night for the Eastlake nine.

Nick Gallagher (Lake County, RP): 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (earned), 1 BB, 3 K – Gallagher;s trio of strikeouts brings his season total to 35 in 23,2 innings (13.31 K/9).

Nic Enright (Lake County, RP); 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP – Enright’s command has been so good this season that this outing actually LOWERED his K:BB ratio from 29:2 (14.50:1) to 32:3 (10.67:1).

Micah Pries (Lynchburg, 1B): 2-4, 2 R, 1 BB (intentional), 1 K, 1 SB – Pries remained perfect in six steal attempts on the night he scored his 16th and 17th runs of the season (in his 22nd game of the season).

Yainer Diaz (Lynchburg, starting C): 2-5, 1 RBI – Diaz’s RBI was his 25th of 2021 (in 35 games).

Alexfri Planez (Lynchburg, RF): 3-5, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB – Surprisingly, Planez (who has a .191 ISO and and 15 extra-base hits out of 33 total) had a three-hit night without one of the extra-base variety.

Zach Hart (Lynchburg, SP): ND, 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R (earned), 4 BB, 5 K – Three innings of Charles Nagy-esque tightrope walking kept the Hillcats in the game early.

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