Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 5, Toledo Mudhens 2
Double-A – Bowie Baysox 0, Akron RubberDucks 2
High-A – South Bend Cubs, Lake County Captains (PPD, July 3)
Low-A – Delmarva Shore Birds 8, Lynchburg Hillcats 6 (Gm 1)
Low-A – Delmarva Shore Birds 3, Lynchburg Hillcats 0 (Gm 2)


Zach Draper (Akron, SP): 4.2 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 K – Following a short rain delay, Draper had a solid start for Akron. He allowed a single, but struck out three in the first, then allowed another single in a scoreless second. While Jose Fermin committed an error in a third, the runner was picked off and Draper allowed him just one more single in a scoreless third. He struck out two more in the fourth before a walk and double. In the fifth, he allowed a single and a walk, but was pulled after two outs and Nic Enright escaped the situation with the shutout intact.

Alex Call (Columbus, CF): 3/5, 2 HR – Call’s fourth inning homer for the Clipper put them on the board, although they were already down three at this point. He added a lead off single in the sixth and advanced on an Andres Gimenez single, but both were stranded. Later on down 5-1, Call lead off the eighth with his second home run of the night.

Best of the rest

Gabriel Rodriguez (Lynchburg, SS): 3/4, 2B, HR 2 R, 2 RBI – Already down four in the fourth, Rodriguez tried to turn things around with a home to lead off the inning. He singled in his next at bat the next inning to put runners on first and third, but both runners were stranded. He was part of another attempted comeback in the seventh, down 8-2. First, he doubled home Angel Martinez for the second run of the inning, then he scored himself on a John Rodriguez single.

Nic Enright (Akron, RP): 2.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K – Enright was even more dominant than Draper for Akron, although over a shorter period. He struck out a batter upon entry, stranding two runners, then struck out two more in a perfect sixth. After striking out two more in a row in the seventh, he allowed a single, but continued the shut out for the Ducks.

DJ Johnson (Columbus, RP): 2 IP, 1 BB, 0 H, 0 R, 4 K – Overall, it was a rough night for the Clippers pitchers on Wednesday, but Johnson was the top performer out of the bullpen. He struck out three and walked one in his first inning after joining the game in the sixth, then stuck around and struck out one more in a perfect seventh.

Zach Hart (Lynchburg, RP): 2.1 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 0 R – Jaime Arias-Bautista allowed three runs over the first four innings, but was pulled at 65 pitches with just two outs in in the fourth. Hart struck out a batter for the final out in the fourth, then allowed a walk and a single in the fifth. He walked one more and struck out a pair in the sixth, then came out for the seventh, but was pulled after a double and a walk.

Franmil Reyes (Akron, DH): 1/3, HR – In a rehab alert, Franmil is back and exactly the same as ever. His solo home run in the fourth gave Akron a one run lead.

Roberto Perez (Akron, C): 0/2 – In less exciting rehab news, Perez started for the Ducks last night, but was pulled from the game after apparently using too much of his right hand to catch a pitch. Officially, he has a right hand contusion, but it was not a good sign given his situation.

Brad Peacock (Columbus, SP): 1.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 K – This wasn’t a great performance, but could be important given the current pitching depth situation in the big leagues. Peacock made his debut in the Indians system last night for Columbus and threw 40 pitches. He struck out batters for all three outs in the first, but gave up two singles in between outs two and three. He then started the second with two singles and a passed ball before getting his only out on a sac fly. After a walk, he was pulled for relief.

Eastlake Power: The Captains were actually postponed due to a power outage rather than straight weather and will play a double header on July 3rd starting a 4:00 PM.

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