Brayan Rocchio (Lake County, 3B): 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI – Rocchio extended his on-base streak to 15 games with his fourth multi-hit game of June. Brayan’s numbers this month have been impressive, to say the least: .333/.400/.646 slash line with nine extra-base hits (6 2B, 3 HR) and eight RBI in 48 at-bats in twelve games.
Raynel Delgado (Lake County, 2B): 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI – Delgado has only had two multi-hit games this month, but they have been spectacular (combined 4-for-7 with three runs, two doubles, one homer, six RBI, two walks, and one stolen base – other game on June 6 against the Dayton Dragons [Reds] – also in Eastlake). Last night took it up another notch, with his second double driving in the go-ahead, and ultimately game-winning, runs – (Technically, he also drove in the game-winning runs on the 6th, but that was on a second-inning homer in a 14-4 rout, so not exactly the same level of clutch as last night’s eighth-inning double.).
Nic Enright (Lake County, RP): S (3), 1 IP, perfect, 2 K – Outside of one bad outing against Fort Wayne [Padres] on May 12 (2.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K), Enright has been stellar this season (combined 14.1 shutout IP, 5 H, and 24:1 K:BB ratio in his other nine appearances). Not bad for a guy in his first full professional season.
Oscar Mercado (Columbus, LF): 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP – Mercado has combined power and speed this season with 17 RBI, as many extra-base hits (12 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR), and nine stolen bases in as many attempts.
Owen Miller (Columbus, 3B-2B): 2-2, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 BB – While Miller’s first stint in Cleveland didn’t go as well as hoped, don’t be surprised if he gets another one soon given his dominance in Columbus.
BEST OF THE REST
Andres Gimenez (Columbus, 2B-SS): 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 K – Gimenez’s two-run homer in the first inning started a huge night for the Clipper bats.
Nolan Jones (Columbus, RF-3B): 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP – Jones, who has improved his slash line from .189/.341/.297 to .209/.359/.352 since the start of June, drove in multiple runs in a single game for the second time this season last night.
Triston McKenzie (Columbus, SP): ND, 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R (earned), 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR allowed – McKenzie recovered from a leadoff homered followed by walking the bases loaded to pitch three otherwise stellar frames, starting with striking out the side to finish the top of the first.
Danny Young (Columbus, RP): W (1-1), 2.1 IP, 2 H, 4 K – Young extends his scoreless streak to six innings in three games en route to his first Triple-A individual victory.
D.J. Johnson (Columbus, RP): 1 IP, perfect, 3 K – Johnson struck out the side in the top of the ninth to close out the victory for the Columbus nine.
Alex Call (Akron, CF); 1-4, 1 E – Call extended his on-base streak to nine games one night after seeing his hitting streak end at seven.
Will Benson (Akron, DH): 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 K – Benson’s extra-base hit or strikeout night was extremely representative of a season that has seen Benson post a .196 batting average, .227 isolated power, and 42:27 K:BB ratio.
Juan Hillman (Akron, SP): ND, 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R (earned), 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR allowed – Hillman broke a string of three straight multi-run outings with this dominant effort.
Kyle Marman (Akron, RP): 1.1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K – Marman was also stellar in his first scoreless outing of the season (fifth overall).
Aaron Bracho (Lake County, 1B): 2-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 E – Bracho snapped a two-game on-base drought by reaching safely in all four plate appearances on Thursday night.
Logan T. Allen (Lake County, SP): ND, 5.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 earned), 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR allowed – A great night on the mound for the younger Logan Allen after a pair of three-earned run starts.
Jared Janczak (Lake County, RP): W (3-0), 1 IP, perfect, 2 K – Janczak’s perfect eighth was his first scoreless outing since Memorial Day weekend and earned him his third individual victory in as many decisions this season.
Cody Farhat (Lynchburg, CF): 3-4, 2 R1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS – Farhat continued a recent hot streak with this offensive explosion, In four games since Sunday, Cody has reached base in every game and is 6-for-17 (.353) with five runs scored and four driven in.
Yordys Valdes (Lynchburg, 3B): 1-4, 1 R, 1 K, 2 SB – Valdes stole both second and third during the subsequent plate appearance by 2B Angel Martinez (whose groundout Yordys scored on) following his leadoff single in the top of the third.
Juan Zapata (Lynchburg, SP): ND, 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R (unearned), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP – Zapata has allowed only one earned run so far this season through 14 innings in four appearances (three for the Hillcats following a season debut in Lake County). The rest of his statline is also impressive (four hits and 11:5 K:BB ratio – 8:2 in Low-A).
Jerson Ramirez (Lynchburg, RP): 1 IP, 2 K, 1 HBP – Ramirez’s statline speaks for itself: 16.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 21:5 K:BB ratio (1 intentional), 0.55 ERA, 0.61 WHIP, .089 opponents’ AVG.
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