Scoreboard

Triple-A – Iowa Cubs 15, Columbus Clippers 7
Double-A – Richmond Flying Squirrels 9, Akron RubberDucks 5
High-A – Lake County Captains 7, Great Lakes Loons 5
Low-A – Lynchburg Hillcats 10, Delmarva Shorebirds 3
Rookie – Arizona Complex League Indians 7, Arizona Complex League Angels 0
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Indians Blue 1, Dominican Summer League Red Sox Red 0
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Indians Red 11, Dominican Summer League Rays 2 7

HIGHLIGHTS

Jordan Luplow (Columbus, starting LF): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 E – Luplow homered on Tuesday night as his rehab assignment kicks into high gear against significantly higher-caliber pitching than he faced in the Arizona Complex League.  He was clearly unfazed and looks to be getting close to healthy enough to return to the Indians lineup.

Will Brennan (Lake County, LF): 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B – Brennan seems to have returned to his early season form with an ongoing six-game on-base streak that has included multiple total bases in each of his last three games.  In those three games, he is 7-for-13 (.538) with a double in each game.  He hasn’t driven in a run in any of those three games, but had a three-RBI night in the preceding contest.

Micah Pries (ACL, DH): 3-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – Pries played an entire game for the first time in his four rehab appearances in Goodyear, albeit as a designated hitter, and showed no ill effects from playing a full nine innings.  Between this and his performance, he should be back in Lynchburg very soon.

Raymond Burgos (ACL, RP): 1 IP, 1 H – Burgos’ rehab continues to go well as he has only allowed a hit and a walk in two innings for the A-Tribe.  He’s probably still a good way off from returning to Eastlake, but is off to a good start in Goodyear.

BEST OF THE REST

Andres Gimenez (Columbus, starting 2B): 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Gimenez, who was playing in his first game in 17 days following an injury, hit a solo shot in the fourth immediately preceding Luplow’s dinger.

Trenton Brooks (Columbus, backup 1B): 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – Brooks replaced Gimenez in the batting order (Owen Miller moved from 1B to 2B) and followed in Andres’ footsteps with a homer of his own (9th of the season, 39th RBI [his 5th and 20th respectively for the Clippers this season]).

Nolan Jones (Columbus, 3B): 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – Jones launched a ball halfway to Sunbury in the second as he led off the Clippers’ homer parade as part of his first multi-hit game since Independence Day.

Connor Marabell (Columbus, RF): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – Marabell has driven in three runs in his last four games following an eight-game RBI drought.

Tyler Freeman (Akron, starting SS): 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B – Freeman looks to be getting closer to 100% following this soli second game back from the 7-day IL.

Jose Fermin (Akron, starting 2B): 2-2-, 2 2B, 2 RBI – Fermin also rebounded from a quiet first game back from the IL with an even better performance than Freeman’s.

Juan Hillman (Akron, SP): ND, 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R (earned), 1 BB, 6 K – Hillman quickly put his last start (6 ER in 4.2 IP) behind him with his third solid outing of the month.

Kyle Marman (Akron, RP): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K – Marman looked impressive in his third scoreless outing of an inning or longer this month.

Brayan Rocchio (Lake County, 2B): 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – Rocchio broke out of a three-game 1-for-13 mini-slump in a big way last night.

Bryan Lavastida (Lake County, C): 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, 1 CS – Lavastida stole second base in the eighth inning for his twelfth steal of the season (in 33 games), but wasn’t as successful at third, where he was caught for the third time during the 2021 campaign.

George Valera (Lake County, RF): 2-3, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – Valera has alternated games of four or more total bases with zero TB games in his last seven played.  While greater consistency is always welcome, the great nights from Valera have been spectacular.

Jose Tena (Lake County, SS): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – Tena has a hit in seven of his last eight games and is 13-for-34 (.382) with three doubles, a homer, and five RBI during this stretch.

Raynel Delgado (Lake County, DH): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – Delgado has multiple total bases in five of his last seven games.

Kevin Kelly (Lake County, RP): S (7), 1.1 IP, perfect, 2 K – Kelly has converted saves in back-to-back appearances, the latter coming in his first perfect outing in exactly two weeks.

Yainer Diaz (Lynchburg, starting C): 2-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 HBP, 1 PB – Diaz had multiple extra-base hits in a game for the second time this season (the other being last Tuesday, when he hit a homer and a double).

Jhonkensy Noel (Lynchburg, 1B): 3-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI – Noel looked like the dominant hitter that started the season with six multiple-total base games in his return to the Hillcats from the Injured List/rehab in the Arizona Complex League.

Christian Cairo (Lynchburg, 2B): 3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI – Cairo has eleven total bases and four RBI in his last five games.  Not bad from the nine hole.

Jaime Arias (Lynchburg, SP): W (5-2), 5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (both earned), 1 BB, 10 K, 1 HR allowed – Arias continued his prodigious strikeout production (70:11 K:BB ratio) with a season-high ten punchouts last night.

Andrew Misiaszek (Lynchburg, RP): 2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R (unearned), 4 K – Since a three-run, two-inning  outing on the Fourth of July, Misiaszek hasn’t allowed an earned run in 8.2 innings (four games).

Micael Ramirez (ACL, 1B): 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB – Ramirez, who played first base for the second time this season, extended his season-opening on-base streak to eleven games on Tuesday.

Richard Paz (ACL, C): 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 SF -Paz extended his hitting streak to five games last night.

Reny Artiles (ACL, SP): ND, 3 IP, 1 H, 3 K – An impressive stateside debut for Artiles.

Tomas Reyes (ACL, RP): W (1-0), 4 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP –  Reyes picked up his first stateside individual victory in his longest outing of the season.

Daniel Figueroa (ACL, RP): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K – Figueroa ended a two-game streak of allowing an earned run and completed the combined shutout.

Erick Caripa (DSL Blue, RF): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – Caripa’s two-out solo shot in the eighth was the only extra-base hit by either team in yesterday’s pitchers’ duel.

Victor Garcia (DSL Blue, SP): ND, 4 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 Pickoff – Garcia was dominant in his second professional start.

Christian Sosa (DSL Blue, RP): 2 IP, 2 BB, 1 K – Sosa remains unscored upon in 4.2 innings in his second season in the Dominican summer circuit.

Dahan Batista (DSL Blue, RP): W (2-0), 2 IP, 2 H – Batista also hasn’t allowed a run this season.  In seven innings, he has allowed only two hits and a hit batter while striking out four.

Luis Almonte (DSL Blue, RP): S (2), 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K – Almonte also continued a season-opening shutout streak (four innings in three games) on Tuesday.

Fran Alduey (DSL Red, SS): 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 2 E – Alduey really enjoys teeing off on Rays 2 pitching as he picked up his first two professional multi-hit games in back to back games against Tampa Bay’s Dominican B squad.

Esteban Gonzalez (DSL Red, LF): 3-4, 3 R, 1 3B, 1 HBP – Gonzalez continues to improve in his rookie season.  He went hitless in his first two games, followed by a pair of one-hit efforts, then this offensive explosion.

Junior Caminero (DSL Red, DH): 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI – Caminero extended his career-opening on-base streak to five games with his third multi-hit performance.  He is also averaging an RBI per game and slashing .389/.522/.611 with four walks and only  two strikeouts.

Robert Lopez (DSL Red, C): 2-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E – As a catcher, Lopez isn’t getting as many plate appearances as his teammates who play defense behind the pitcher, but he has made the most of those he has gotten, reaching base four times, including a himer and a walk, and driving in four in 13 plate appearances in three games.

Kevin Rivas (DSL Red, starting 2B): 2-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Rivas, who had been 0-for-7 in his first three pro games, got his first hit and first multi-hit game on Tuesday.

Jhoan Gomez (DSL Red, 3B): 2-4, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K – Gomez also went from hitless to two hits in one day, including a triple for his first extra-base hit.

Yorman Gomez (DSL Red, SP): ND, 4 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 WP – Gomez rebounded from an ugly pro debut (four earned runs in five innings) with this gem.

Logan Franco (DSL Red, RP): 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K – Franco only got one out, but it was the 27th out.

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