Rookie – Arizona Complex League Indians 12, Arizona Complex League White Sox 8 (10 innings)
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Indians Blue 4, Dominican Summer League Dodgers Bautista 3
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Dodgers Shoemaker 10, Dominican Summer League Indians Red 2
Luis Durango (ACL, CF): 3-5, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 SB – Durango has been crossing the plate a lot recently (five times in his last three games), and last night was no exception. Throw in a season (and career)-high three hits and his eleventh and twelfth stolen bases (16 games played) and you have a highlight night, even in an Arizona slugfest.
Jose Devers (ACL, 2B): 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 E – Devers is another rookie who has been on a hot streak recently. He had picked up a hit in three of his last four games entering Monday (after going 1-for-15 in his previous five games). Then this game happened. While one game is the ultimate small sample size, 62 plate appearances in 15 games isn’t much bigger and, if nothing else, this outing gives a glimpse of what Jose is capable of.
Richard Paz (ACL, C): 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 PB – After an 0-for-4 season debut, Paz has raked, to say the least. He is slashing .435/.517/.957, that last number courtesy of four home runs out of ten hits total. That power hasn’t come at the expense of plate discipline, however, as he has a 2:5 K:BB ratio (none of the walks intentional). The lone area for concern is behind the plate, where he has accumulated four passed balls in seven games (to be fair, this seems to be an issue for the A-Tribe in general – fellow backstop Micael Ramirez has the same number of PBs in ten contests).
Dahan Batista (DSL Blue, RP): 2.2 IP, perfect, 2 K – Batista has been off to a stellar start to his sophomore season in the DSL. In four relief outings, he has allowed only two hits and a hit batter while striking out six in 9.2 innings. It would hardly be surprising to see him playing his third pro campaign stateside in Goodyear.
BEST OF THE REST
Micael Ramirez (ACL, 1B): 2-6, 2 R, 1 2B – Ramirez’s first-inning double was his tenth in 14 games this season.
Jorge Burgos (ACL, DH): 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – Burgos has reached base in all 15 games he has played this season and is slashing .341/.473/.477 with six doubles, eleven runs scored, and seven driven in.
Manuel Mejias (DSL Blue, C): 2-4, 1 Pickoff – Mejias’ two-hit day was the highlight of a surprisingly quiet win for the Blue bats.
Maick Collado (DSL Blue, 1B): 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, Picked Off 1 time – Collado drove in his sixth run of the season (in his eighth game) on Monday.
Kenny Pinto (DSL Blue, SP): 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 earned) – Pinto’s third professional outing was his best so far, likely due to the absence of walks (walked a pair in four frames in each of his first two starts).
Olmandi Diaz (DSL Blue, RP): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K – Diaz’s last two outings (3 IP, 2 H, 2 K) have been a vast improvement from his first two professional appearances (3 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HB).
Fran Alduey (DSL Red, DH): 2-4, 1 K – Alduey’s third multi-hit game in his last five was the only one recorded by an Indians Red hitter yesterday.
Junior Caminero (DSL Red, 3B): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Caminero’s second homer of the season was a rare bright spot in a long day for the Tribe’s Dominican B squad.