Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 6, Nashville Sounds 0 (Completion of Suspended Game)
Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 2, Nashville Sounds 0 (Game 2, F/7)
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 6, Erie Seawolves 4
High-A – Lake County Captains 7, Dayton Dragons 2
Low-A – Carolina Mudcats 4, Lynchburg Hillcats 10
Jose Tena (Lake County, SS): 3/4, 3 R, 2 RBI, BB, SB – Tena singled in the first for the Captains first hit and advanced on a single and wild pitch, but didn’t score. He then lead the fifth off with a solo home run that gave the Captains a one run lead. Leading off the seventh, he walked, moved to third on George Valera’s single and stole home on a double steal. He continued piling on the Dragons with a solo shot with two outs in the ninth.
Gabriel Arias (Columbus, 2B): 2/4, RBI, 2 2B; 3/4, 2 2B – Arias didn’t do anything in the July 31st portion of last night’s first game, but hit a double in the fourth, then another in the seventh, this time scoring Andres Gimenez to give the Clippers a 5-0 lead. He added another double in his first at bat of game two, then added another single in the third. He hit his fourth double of the day in the seventh.
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Scott Moss (Columbus, RP): 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K – Because the early Clippers game was a continuation of an earlier match, Moss wasn’t actually the starter (Kirk McCarty was and pitched well way back when this game started the night before), but he kind of was. He had a quick first inning in the fourth that included a strike out, then struck out one and walked one in the fifth. He walked one more and allowed a double in the sixth before striking out the final batter of the inning to keep the Sounds off the board.
Zach Godley (Columbus, SP): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 2 K – Godley had his best start by far this year for the Clippers last night. He allowed a single, walk and hit a batter in the second, but didn’t allow a run. He loaded the bases again in the third with two walks and another hit batter, but still didn’t allow a run. In the fifth, he gave up his last hit, but removed him on a double play, then walked one more batter, but finished his outing without a run.
Oscar Gonzalez (Columbus, LF): 2/4, HR – Like Arias, Gonzalez didn’t have a hit Saturday, but managed two on Sunday. His first was a single in the sixth that put runners on the corners. The runner he advanced would then score on a Richie Palacios single. He was stranded at third that inning, but did manage to score when he hit a solo home run to start the eighth. This was his third home run since joining the Clippers (21 games) after hitting 13 with Akron.
Andruw Monasterio (Akron, 3B): 2/4, 2 RBI, HR – Monasterio had the Ducks first hit of the game when he singled in the first, but was stranded at second. He then knocked in the first runs of the game in the third when he hit a home run with Steven Kwan on base.
Marcos Gonzalez (Akron, 1B): 3/4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI – Gonzalez doubled in the second with two outs, but was stranded there. He then singled with two outs in the seventh, but again was stranded at second after a walk. He finally got around to score at the most important time as it was his two run home run in the ninth that tied the game at four and allowed the Ducks to win in it in the tenth.
Raynel Delgado (Lake County, 3B): 2/4, 4 RBI, HR, BB – Delgado singled home the Captains first run yesterday in the second. He walked in the sixth, but was stranded. In the seventh, he broke open the game with a three run home run that gave Lake County a five run advantage. It could have been a grand slam, but Jose Tena stole home a batter earlier.
Jhonkensy Noel (Lynchburg, 3B): 3/4, 2 RBI, R – Noel knocked in the first Hillcats run in the first when he singled home Christian Cairo. He then singled in the third and scored on a two run Alexfri Planez homer. He called back to the first in the fourth when he singled home Cairo again.
Christian Cairo (Lynchburg, 2B): 1/2, 3 BB, 3 R, SB – Cairo doubled to lead off the game, then scored on Jhonkensy Noel’s single. He walked in the second, then again in the fourth. The latter loaded the bases and eventually he would score on another Noel single. He walked a third time in the sixth leading to the strangest moment of the night. After stealing second and moving to third on a fly out, Noel was struck out by Michele Vassalotti and Cairo took off for home while Cairo was celebrating the first time Noel was retired in the game and successfully stole home without a throw.
Alexfri Planez (Lynchburg, CF): 2/4, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR – Planez singled to start the second, then scored on Andres Melendez’s two run homer. He returned the favor in the third when he knocked in Noel with a two run shot of his own.