Triple-A – Indianapolis Indians 10, Columbus Clippers 3
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 8, Altoona Curve 1
High-A – Fort Wayne TinCaps 5, Lake County Captains 4
Low-A – Lynchburg Hillcats at Carolina Mudcats – RAINED OUT
Rookie – Arizona Complex League Indians 8, Arizona Complex League Dodgers 5 (10 innings)
Steven Kwan (Akron, LF): 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – Kwan extended his on-base streak to six games, including all five he has played this month with his third multi-RBI game of the month (accounting for all seven of his RBI in July – out of a total of nine this season, the other two coming before his IL stint).
Cody Morris (Akron, SP): ND, 4 IP, 4 H, 3 K, 1 WP – This statline would be impressive regardless of the context, but coming in a pitcher’s debut at Double-A (possibly the hardest level to adjust to other than the Show itself), it’s downright incredible. IBI’s Justin Lada reported on Twitter that Morris started the game throwing fastballs 95 to 96 miles per hour and finished his outing in the 92-42 mph range. Put this all together and it makes for a lot of excitement about Cody’s potential to continue the seemingly unstoppable pipeline of elite starters to the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
Cam Hill (Columbus, RP): 0.2 IP, perfect – Hill held the opposition scoreless in back-to-back games for the first time in his rehab assignment.
Julian Escobedo (ACL, starting CF): 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K – Most of Escobedo’s time on the Goodyear basepaths has come via walk (four walks compared to only one hit, leading to a .196 isolated plate discipline compared to only a .067 batting average).
Jhonkensy Noel (ACL, starting 3B): 0-2, 1 K – A quiet start to Noel’s rehab stint in the Valley of the Sun.
BEST OF THE REST
Wilson Ramos (Columbus, starting C): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – Ramos continued his hot start in the Indians organization with his first homer since signing with the Tribe three days ago.
Gabriel Arias (Columbus, SS): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 Km 1 E – Arias scored his sixth run of July on his sixth hit of the month, which was his sixth homer of the season.
Oscar Gonzalez (Columbus, RF): 2-3, 1 K – Gonzalez has back-to-back multi-hit games following a hitless Triple-A debut.
Matt Koch (Columbus, RP): 1.2 IP, 1 H – Koch rebounded from a three-hit inning last Thursday with this solid effort.
Robert Broom (Columbus, RP): 1 IP, perfect, 1 K – Broom has pitched 3.2 shutout innings in his last four outings.
Danny Young (Columbus, RP): 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K, 1 E – Young allowed no earned runs for the 13th time in 19 games this season.
Will Benson (Akron, starting CF): 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K – Benson continues to thrive in the leadoff role by reaching base three times in four plate appearnces.
Andruw Monasterio (Akron, 3B): 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Monasterio is almost certain to have his best run-scoring month of the season so far in July, as he has scored seven runs in his current five-game run streak, equaling his output from May and bettering his five-run June.
Tanner Tully (Akron, RP): 1 IP, perfect, 2 K – Tully has allowed no earned runs in six innings in two games in July after allowing at least one in each of his ten outings in May and June.
Skylar Arias (Akron, RP): 2 IP, 1 H, 3 K – Arias extended his shutout streak to 8.2 innings in five games and has allowed only one earned run in 11.2 frames in seven outings dating back to June 13, when he also pitched in Altoona, Pa.
Juan Mota (Akron, RP): 1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K – Mota struck out his 39th and 40th batters of the season and issued his twelfth walk on Thursday night in Altoona.
Will Brennan (Lake County, CF): 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SF – Brennan extended his on-base streak to 13 games with a two-out walk in the top of the ninth in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brayan Rocchio (Lake County, 3B): 2-5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB – Rocchio is 4-for-10, including one homer, with three runs scored and two driven in through his first two games of the current TinCaps series.
Bryan Lavastida (Lake County, C): 2-3, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 PB – Lavastida has amassed 34 total bases during an eleven-game hitting streak, including nine in the streak’s opening game on June 24 in Midland, Mich..
Quentin Holmes (Lake County, RF): 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – Hopefully, Holmes’ first extra-base hit since June 24 is the first sign of a turnaround from his recent slump (3-for-21 [.143] in the six games between extra-base hits).
Kevin Kelly (Lake County, RP): 2 IP, 1 BB, 4 K – Kelly has allowed only two baserunners (one hit, one walk) in 4.2 innings in three July appearances.
Luis Durango (ACL, RF): 0-2, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 SB – Durango had a stellar night on the basepaths despite going hitless.
Micael Ramirez (ACL, C): 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 Sac Bunt, 1 SB, 1 PB – Ramirez has reached base in each of his first six games of the season.
Dayan Frias (ACL, 2B): 1-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB (intentional) – Frias not only has a season-opening five-game on-base streak, but has reached multiple times in each of those games.
Junior Sanquintin (ACL, 1B): 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 E – Sanquintin hit his first stateside homer on Thursday night. Oh, and it was a three-run walk-off in the bottom of the tenth. Not bad for your first US homer.
Victor Planchart (ACL, DH): 2-4, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – Planchart has started his American career with a pair of two-double games.
Tomas Reyes (ACL, RP): 3 IP, 1 H, 1 K, 1 Pickoff – Reyes rebounded from a two-run stateside debut last Thursday at the White Sox with this stellar performance in his competitive debut at the Goodyear complex.