Scoreboard Triple-A – St. Paul Saints 2, Columbus Clippers 7Double-A – Erie SeaWolves 2, Akron RubberDucks 1High-A – Lake County Captains 3, Great Lakes Loons 6Low-A – Lynchburg Hillcats 1, […]
Triple-A – St. Paul Saints 2, Columbus Clippers 7
Double-A – Erie SeaWolves 2, Akron RubberDucks 1
High-A – Lake County Captains 3, Great Lakes Loons 6
Low-A – Lynchburg Hillcats 1, Salem Red Sox 0
Jordan Jones (Lynchburg, SP): 5.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K – Offense was sparse for both the Hillcats and the Red Sox last night, largely due to the outing of Jones. He gave up a single in the first, but struck out two, then upped the ante with three K’s in a perfect second. He was tagged with a hit, balk and walk in the third, but used a double play to get out of it, then danced through trouble in the fourth after a single and a double. After a quick, perfect fifth, he gave up a double and recorded two outs in the sixth before being pulled for relief.
Andres Gimenez (Columbus, SS): 1/4, 3 RBI, 2B – The Clippers second inning run was really a team effort, but it was Gimenez who brought down the house. Daniel Johnson started the inning with a solo home run, then Owen Miller and Nolan Jones singled. Gabrial Arias walked to load the bases and two runs scored thanks to a Gavin Collins HBP and an Oscar Mercado walk. With the bases still juiced, Gimenez ripped a double to right on the first pitch he saw to empty the bases and grab three RBI.
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Nic Enright (Akron, RP): 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K – Enright inherited a 2-0 deficit when he entered in the sixth, but stuck around long enough for Akron to cut that in half. He struck out single batters in each inning, but didn’t allow a base runner in any of his three innings.
George Valera (Lake County, RF): 2/4, 3B, 2 RBI, SB – Valera started his night with a less than triumphant hit by pitch in the third, but he improved upon that with an RBI single in the seventh, followed by a steal. Down four in the ninth, neither Brayan Roccio nor Valera were done as Rocchio doubled and Valera tripled to score him. It wouldn’t be enough, however, as the Captains lost to the Loons by three.
Oscar Gonzalez (Akron, RF): 1/4, HR, BB – Gonzalez “only” hit a solo home run last night, but it extended his current hit streak to 11 games. Over that span he has six doubles to go with his three home runs and a very impressive four walks (if you know anything about him).
Raynel Delgado (Lake County, 3B): 2/4, 2B, R – Delgado was the only Captains hitter other than Valera and Rocchio to hit safely twice last night, first reaching with a single in the second. While he moved up to second on a wild pitch, he was stranded there. In the fourth, he added a double and this time came home to score the first Lake County run on a Quentin Holmes sacrifice fly.
Andrew Misiaszek (Lynchburg, RP): 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K – Following Jones’ tremendous start for the Hillcats, it was Misiaszek that retired the final batter in the sixth with a runner on second to keep things scoreless, then went another two shut out innings to keep things tied. He struck out his only batter faced in the sixth, then two more in the seventh. He did allow a hit that inning, but picked the runner off first. He allowed one more single in the eighth before using a strike out and double play to end the inning. He earned the win for the Cats as they managed to sneak a run across in the eighth when he was still the pitcher of record.
Cam Hill (Columbus, RP): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 2 K – Hill began his rehab assignment with Columbus last night after playing his last official game in September 2020 with the Indians. He walked a batter with one out, but struck out the next two to end the inning.