Scoreboard

Triple-A: Omaha Storm Chasers 3, Columbus Clippers 0
Double-A: Akron RubberDucks 2, Harrisburg Senators 1
High-A: Lake County 9, Dayton Dragons 2
High-A: Salem Red Sox 11, Lynchburg Hillcats 10
ACL: Reds 6, Cleveland 4
DSL: Ppd by rain

Highlights

Daniel Espino (SP, Lake County): 5IP, H, 3BB, 10K – After walking the first three batters he faced of the game, Espino got a strikeout, a blooper into CF that turned into a weird 4-3-2-5 double play and then nine more strikeouts. Pretty impressive turnaround after a gift double play that could have made his outing pretty short. He threw Just seven of 20 pitches for strikes in the first inning in this one.

George Valera (RF, Lake County): 2-2, HR, 3 RBI, 3BB – Valera continues to have games where he hits dingers and just continues to get walked when he can’t. At this point High-A is no longer challenging enough for him.

Victor Nova (DH, Lake County): 3-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI – Nova has shown flashes this year of being a good hitter and his bat has to carry him as he doesn’t really have a strong defensive home. He can play multiple positions, none great, but if he hits enough at each of them, it’s an interesting profile. Games like this remind you the bat has the potential.

Chris Roller (RF, Akron): 2-4, 2 2B – Roller just came off the IL and there is playing time available again with Will Benson up in Columbus and he took advantage of it in the ‘Ducks close win.

Bryan Lavastida (C, Akron): 2-4, 2B, RBI – There hasn’t been a lot of runs scored for the RubberDucks in the last two games but Lavastida continues to come through and stay hot with his stick in AKron.

Adam Scott (SP, Akron): 6IP, 4H, ER, 7K – With every start, Scott continues to improve and shake off the rust of missing half the year and is looking like the breakout arm from 2019 in Akron. He probably should be in Columbus and is another name to think about in trades this winter as he is Rule 5 eligible and it may come down to he and Konnor Pilkington to protect on the 50 man roster.

Gabriel Rodriguez (SS, Lynchburg): 3-6, 3 RBI – It hasn’t been a pretty season for one of the more high profile international SS Cleveland signed in a group of many. But it’s good to see him with a three hit night, even with three singles he drove in three runs.

Dayan Frias (3B, ACL): 3-4, 2 2B – The short, switch hitting infielder authored the best cgame of his young career in this one.

Micael Ramirez (C, Lynchburg): 2-5, 2 RBI – Ramirez has hit, not much for power, but he’s hit quite a bit.

Best of the rest

Brad Peacock (SP, Columbus): 5IP, 3H, 2ER, BB, 6K – Easily Peacock’s best outing in the Cleveland organization. He probably won’t get a major league look at this point but he’s pitched well enough to deserve another shot.

Gabriel Arias (SS, Columbus): 1-4, 2B – Arias had his seven game hit streak snapped Friday but he came back Saturday with the Clippers only extra base hit of the game.

Francisco Perez (RP, Columbus): IP, 2K – Perez has finally started to settle down again after his brutal MLB debut and having a hard time getting it back together down in Columbus again.

Steven Kwan (LF, AKron): 2-4 – Kwan is now hitting a cool .337 on the season and his OPS remains over .900. Quite a breakout happening here.

Aaron Pinto (RP, Akron): IP, 2K – Pinto hasn’t shown much rust after coming off the IL and continues to mow hitters down with low-90s heat, a good breaking ball and big time command. Not a profile of a big time relief prospect but not someone you want to sleep on as a future MLB bullpen option for someone either.

Cesar Idrogo (LF, Lynchburg): 2-4, 2B – Idrogo, a 20 year old native of Venezuela, doubled in the first at bat of the year in Lynchburg. Idrogo has caught, play first and outfield in his young career so far.

Milan Tolentino (SS, ACL): 2-5 – He didn’t have an extra base hit in this one but Tolentino has shown a lot of power so far in his career that was unexpected.

Isaiah Greene (LF, ACL): 2-5 – Greene has hit for a good average but not tons of power so far.

Jorge Burgos (RF, ACL): 1-3, 2BB, SB – Burgos also continues to be a name to keep an eye on with all the ways he’s impacting games so far.

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