Scoreboard

Triple-A: Iowa Cubs 9, Columbus Clippers 5
Double-A: Akron RubberDucks 11, Richmond Flying Squirrels 7
High-A: Great Lakes Loons 11, Lake County Captains 1
Low-A: Delmarva Shorebirds 7, Lynchburg Hillcats 3
Rookie League: ACL Indians 12, ACL Reds 7
Dominican League: Indians 1 0, Indians 0 (sus. 8th)

Highlights

Richie Palacios (CF, Akron): 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI – Palacios hit a big double late in the game to break it open for Akron and he’s now second in the league in doubles.

Steven Kwan (DH, Akron): 3-3, 2BB, RBi 2 R – Kwan slapped a single up the middle and two to left field, one coming off a left hander. He showed a good approach at the plate and put up five really good plate appearances on the night.

Nic Enright (RP, Akron): 3IP, 7K, BB – Enright came in after Logan T. Allen exited early after racking up a lot of pitches and really slammed the door. He only hit 91 on the radar gun but used two breaking pitches and the high fastball to really dominate Richmond hitters.

Isiah Greene (ACL): 2-4, RBi – Greene has been a mean hitting machine down in Arizona. He has 15 walks, 12 hits, 16 total bases in 11 games. Pretty solid start to the 19 year olds career.

Junior Sanquintin (1B, ACL): 2-4, HR, 4 RBI – Sanquintin appears to be behind his other SS compadres that he signed with and now he’s a first basemen. He hasn’t hit a ton but this was a good game for him.

Luis Durango (RF, ACL): 0-3, 2BB, 2 SB – Every time Durango gets on base, he steals bases. He has 10 steals in 15 games. He’s not hitting much but he’s small. We’ve seen this from guys like Gabriel Mejia before but he’s a threat right now every time he’s on first base.

Best of the rest

Trenton Brooks (1B, Columbus): 2-4, 2B – Brooks hasn’t quite kept up his hot pace in Columbus but he’s still had a nice July with an OPS .726. But those really aren’t first base/corner outfield type numbers. We’ll see if he can regain that torrid start he had.

Andres Gimenez (SS, Columbus): 2-4, BB – Gimenez hasn’t quite been the same since coming back from that ankle issue with just a .670 OPS in july, so this was good to see.

Matt Koch (RP, Columbus): 3.1IP, BB, 5K – Koch has soaked up some innings for Columbus this year on a depleted pitching staff and this was clearly his best outing.

Gabriel Arias (3B, Columbus): 2-4, 2B, 2K – While Arias has surpassed his best season walk total already, the strikeouts are starting to pile back up for him. He’s hitting through them, but you worry about what that would look like at the next level. The increase in walks are encouraging since he’s 21, in Triple-A, skipped Double-A and didn’t play last year.

Jose Fermin (3B, Akron): 2-3 – Fermin knocked two singles to left field and had a sac fly to the warning track. He’s still not showing any power but looks like the hitter he has been since he’s come back from injury.

Will Brennan (CF, Lake County): 2-4, 2B, SB – This was possibly the only highlight from yet another drubbing in Lake County. With Micah Pries in Lake County, Will Brennan soon could find himself down in Akron.

Alexfri Planez (LF, Lynchburg): 1-4, HR – Planez has struggled against after a hot June but has three homers on the month now.

Julian Escobedo (RF, Lynchburg): 2-4 – Escobedo has been hitting well since coming off injury. He’s too old for the level and needs more challenges at a higher level.

Milan Tolentino (SS, ACL): 1-3, HR, 4 RBI – Tolentino has shown some interesting power for a kid without much of any in high school and questions about his hit tool.

Alonzo Richardson (SP, ACL): 3IP, 4H, ER, BB, 3K – Richardson’s best pitching line of his young career so far.

Elian Quezada (SP, DSL Red): 3IP,H, 3K – Also the ebst start for this young man’s career so far too.

Diego Navarro (SP, DSL Blue): 4IP, 2H, 5K – Navarro has nine strikeouts and no runs in eight innings to start his career.

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