Scoreboard

Triple-A – Gwinnet Stripers 6, Columbus Clippers 3
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 5, Richmond Flying Squirrels 15
High-A – Dayton Dragons 4, Lake County Captains 1
Low-A – Salem Red Sox 4, Lynchburg Hillcats 11
ACL – Angels 11, Indians 8 (F/10)
DSL – Marlins 10, Indians Blue 7
DSL – Red Sox Blue 4, Indians Red 2

Highlights

Hunter Gaddis (Lake County, SP): 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 9 K – Gaddis started out his night with a pair of K’s in a perfect first and he remained perfect until there was one out in the fourth. He allowed a single in that inning and a walk in the next, but kept the game scoreless for the Captains. He struck out his first batter faced in the sixth for his ninth in the game, but allowed a two out double and single for a run before he was pulled from the game.

Dayan Frias (ACL Indians, DH): 2/4, 3 R, 2 RBI, BB, 3B – Frias hit a single in the first to knock in the first run of the game, then scored on Victor Planchart’s double. Then, in the fifth, he tripled home another run and scored on a wild pitch. He added one more walk in the seventh and scored on a Connor Kokx double.

Best of the rest

Brayan Rocchio (RubberDucks, SS): 1/4, 2 RBI, 2B – It was a very rough night for the Ducks, but Rocchio did hit a double in the fifth that scored to runs and ultimately lead to a third when Victor Nova scored on a wild pitch. Since we’re not featuring any other Akron players, it’s worth noting here that all four Akron pitchers allowed at least three earned runs, one of whom didn’t record an out.

Angel Martinez (Lynchburg, 2B): 2/4, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 BB, HR – Martinez singled in the third for his first hit and scored on a Planez single. He walked in the fourth, but was stranded despite a double steal that moved him to third. After two reached and two were out in the fifth, Martinez went deep for a three pointer that extended the Hillcats lead and allowed them to be the only Indians affiliate to win last night. He walked again in the seventh and scored on a double.

Gabriel Rodriguez (Lynchburg, 3B): 2/4, R, BB, 2B – Rodriguez singled in the third and scored on the grand slam by Andres Melendez. Rodriguez walked to follow Martinez, but was also stranded despite the double steal. Again trying to copy Martinez, he doubled in the fifth following the home run, but was stranded.

Alexfri Planez (Lynchburg, CF): 3/5, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2B – Planez singled in the second to lead off the inning, then scored on a Jorge Burgos single. He hit safely again in the third to follow Martinez and Rodriguez, knocking one run and scoring on the grand slam. In the seventh, he doubled home Martinez to increase the lead.

Yeury Gervacio (Lynchburg, RP): 2.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 5 K – Gervacio joined the game with one on and one out in the fourth and he struck out two to immediately end the limited threat. He struck out two more in the fifth and another in the sixth without allowing a baserunner through the duration.

Wardquelin Vasquez (ACL Indians, RP): 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K – Vasquez jumped into the game down one in the fifth and did his best to make the game winnable. He threw a perfect first with one K that was controversial enough to get the batter kicked from the game. He allowed a bunt single in the sixth and struck out another, then added one more K in another perfect inning in the seventh. Despite the Indians regaining the lead with Vasquez on the mound, they ultimately blew it in the ninth.

Erick Caripa (DSL Blue, LF): 2/4, HR, 3 RBI – Both of the Indians DSL clubs took losses yesterday and the only player really worth of note here was Caripa, who hit his second career homer. He singled in the third, but the runner on second was thrown out trying to score. He then hit a two run home run in the seventh and final inning, but it wasn’t enough to make up the difference.

Jason Kipnis (Gwinnett Braves, 2B): 2/3, HR, 2 RBI, BB – None of the Clippers hitters were particularly impressive and the pitchers weren’t anything to talk about, so let’s take a look at one of their opponents, former Clipper, Jason Kipnis. He singled in the fourth, but Christian Pache was thrown out trying to score. He then managed to knock in Pache with a two run homer in the sixth, then walked in the eighth.

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