Scoreboard

Triple-A – St. Paul Saints 9, Columbus Clippers 5
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 10, Harrisburg Senators 6
High-A – Lansing Lugnuts 4, Lake County Captains 0
Low-A – Fredericksburg Nationals 10, Lynchburg Hillcats 1
Rookie – Arizona Complex League Athletics 2, Arizona Complex League Indians 1
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Rays 1 3, Dominican Summer League Indians Blue 1
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Indians Red 6, Dominican Summer League Rangers 1 – 4 (8 innings)

HIGHLIGHTS

Richie Palacios (Akron, CF): 2-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K – Palacios remains on a hot streak, reaching base multiple times for the fourth straight game.  During this stretch, Richie is 8-for-17 (.471) with five extra-base hits (four doubles and a home run, good for an .882 slugging percentage), eight RBI, two stolen bases, a 2:3 K:BB ratio, and a 1.432 OPS.

Bo Naylor (Akron, C): 1-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB – Mayor has also been unstoppable recently, hitting .400 (4-for-10) while scoring five runs and driving in seven in his last three games.  While both streaks are small sample sizes, recent RubberDuck games have been tantalizing in the taste they offer of the potential future of the Cleveland Guardians/Spiders/BasketWeasels/whatever they’re going to be called.

Daniel Espino (Lake County, SP): L (0-1), 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R (both earned), 3 BB, 9 K – Espino had a very Espino-like High-A debut, starting out strong, nearly reaching 100 mph on his fastball.  A rough fourth inning, possibly due to overreliance on said fastball, was his undoing, as it has often been before.  If he can improve his pitch mix, he should be able to be effective deeper into an outing and fully unlock his incredible potential.

REHABS (ALL ACL INDIANS)

Jordan Luplow (starting CF): 0-1, 1 BB – Luplow played for the second time in four days as he works his way back towards full health and the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario.

Micah Pries (starting LF): 0-2 – The Lynchburg outfielder began his rehab stint in Goodyear on Thursday night.

BEST OF THE REST

Owen Miller (Columbus, DH): 1-2, 2 BB – On a night where each Clipper got exactly one hit, Miller drawing the #ClipShow’s only two walks of the night makes him stand out from the rest.

Gavin Collins (Columbus, C): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI – Collins’ seventh-inning grand slam got the Columbus side within two runs, but the Clips were unable to take advantage of the greatly reduced deficit.

Sam Hentges (Columbus, RP): 1.1 IP, 1 HBP, 1 K – Hentges is one hit batter short of 2.1 perfect Triple-A innings this season.  It’s not a matter of if, but when, Hentges is back on the Indians roster this season.

Chris Roller (Akron, LF): 0-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SF, 2 SB – Roller’s pair of steals brings his season total to nine in eleven attempts through his first 42 games of the season.

Daniel Schneemann (Akron, SS): 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI – Svhneemann’s round-tripper was his sixth of the season and his 13th extra-base hit out of 31 total during the 2021 campaign, resulting in a .210 ISO.

Ben Krauth (Akron, RP): W (1-0), 2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K – Krauth made a case for a speedy return to Columbus in his first game post-demotion.

Manuel Alvarez (Akron, RP): 1 IP, perfect, 1 K – Alvarez rebounded from allowing a trio of earned runs in 2.2 frames in his last two outings with this perfect inning.

Juan Mota (Akron, RP): 1 IP, perfect, 2 K – Mota has pitched five one-inning outings in July and has allowed only one run on one hit (same game – 7/3 vs. Bowie [Orioles])  the entire month.

Victor Nova (Lake County, LF): 1-3, 1 BB – Nova was the only Captain to reach base multiple times on Thursday night as he extended his on-base streak to six games.

Raynel Delgado (Lake County, 2B): 1-3, 1 2B – Delgado reached double digits in doubles for the 2021 season with the Caps’ lone extra-base hit of the evening.

Tim Herrin (Lake County, RP): 1.1 IP, perfect – Herrin, like Mota, has allowed only one earned run in July (6.1 innings in four games).

Angel Martinez (Lynchburg, 3B): 2-4 – Martinez got back over .300 (,301) with the Hillcats’ only multi-hit performance of the night.

Miguel Jerez (Lynchburg, 1B): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – Jerez’s fourth-inning solo shot was all that stood between the Lynchburg nine and being shut out.

Andres Melendez (Lynchburg, C): 1-2, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E – Melendez’s fifth-inning double was his first hit of the month.

Yordys Valdes (Lynchburg, 2B): 0-3, 1 SB = Valdes has stolen ten bases in 13 attempts this season (47 games).  For those wondering, he reached base on a fielding error.

Richard Paz (ACL, C): 2-3 – Paz’s multi-hit performance was the highlight of a rough night for the A-Tribe lineup.

Elmson Candelario (ACL, SP): 3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP – Candelario’s longest and best outing of his professional career (three games) was another highlight for the ACLers on a thankfully sub-100 degree (96 at first pitch) night in Mesa.

Angel Genao (DSL Blue, DH): 0-2, 1 R, 3 BB – Genao scored Blue’s only run of the day as he took advantage of his solid plate discipline (1:5 K:BB ratio in three games) to continue his stellar start to this professional career (.300/.533/.500 slash with two doubles and 4 RBI while reaching base in every game so far).

Erickson Saita (DSL Blue, RF): 2-2, 2 2B, 2 BB – Sarita also had good plate discipline on Thursday, but also mixed it with a hot bat.

Christian Sosa (DSL Blue, RP): 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB. 4 K, 1 WP – A great way for Sosa to start his second season in the DSL.

Simon Rodriguez (DSL Red, CF): 0-2, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 SB – A solid second pro game for Rodriguez despite going hitless.

Samuel Parra (DSL Red, LF): 1-3, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Para hit a triple in the bottom of the seventh for his first professional hit.

Oscar Cedeno (DSL Red, 1B): 2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Cedeno hit his first two professional hits in Red’s only multi-hit effort of the day.

Austin Aldeano (DSL Red, SP): ND, 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R (earned), 3 K – A solid start to Aldeano’’s pro career.

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