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Triple-A – Toledo Mud Hens 4, Columbus Clippers 2
Double-A  – Akron RubberDucks 12, Bowie Baysox 5
High-A – Lake County Captains 5, South Bend Cubs 4 (Game 1 – 7 Innings)
High-A – Lake County Captains 3, South Bend Cubs 2 (Game 2 – 7 Innings)
Low-A – Delmarva Shorebirds at Lynchburg Hillcats – RAINED OUT
Rookie – Arizona Complex League Indians 10, Arizona Complex League White Sox 4


Franmil Reyes (Akron, starting DH): 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – While rehab assignments are about the player getting his work in without reinjuring himself, it never hurts when he puts up results against inferior competition.  “Putting up results” is putting it lightly when it comes to the Franimal’s rehab stint.  He has batted .368 in seven games (four in Columbus, followed by three at the Corner of State and Main) with three homers out of seven total hits giving him a .474 ISO.  Yeah, he’s ready.

Oscar Gonzalez (Akron, RF): 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI – Gonzalez was unstoppable in June, slashing .362/.394/.617 with nine doubles, five homers, and 20 RBI in 94 at-bats.  He started off July in similar fashion, as you can see in the statline above. He is quickly proving that his recent stellar form is the real deal and not a fluke.

Logan T. Allen (Lake County – Game 2, SP): W (5-0), 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R (both unearned), 1 BB, 9 K – Allen recorded his fifth individual victory in nine starts this season as he allowed no earned runs for the second straight outing (both six innings each).

Julian Escobedo (ACL, starting CF): 0-3, 1 BB – Rehab, it’s not just for major leaguers.  Especially once the complex league season starts.  Usually, when a non-40-man roster player goes on rehab, his destination is Goodyear.  Two such players played for the A-Tribe last night in Glendale.  Escobedo, who is on the Lynchburg Hillcat IL, reached base once via balls in his rehab debut.

Cody Morris (ACL, SP): ND, 4.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 earned), 1 BB, 12 K, 1 HR allowed, 1 WP – The other rehabber was Morris, who has spent all season on the Akron IL.  Cody was unsurprisingly dominant against the much less experienced opposition in his first start in a competitive game since september 1, 2019 (669 days, for those wondering).

Richie Palacios (Akron, 2B): 3-5, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K – Palacios ended a seven-game streak of hitless or one-hit games with his first multi-hit game since a three-hit outing on June 19 in Bowie, Md.


Gabriel Arias (Columbus, DH): 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K – Arias starts a new on-base streak a day after seeing a 13-game one come to an end.

Nolan Jones (Columbus, 3B): 1-2, 1 2B, 2 BB – Jones got his July off to a solid start following a June that saw him slah ,256/.369/.523 with 17 RBI in 26 games.

Heath Fillmyer (Columbus, RP): ND, 5 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 BK – Fillmyer’s start was both his longest and best of the season.

Kyle Nelson (Columbus, RP): 1 IP, perfect, 2 K – Nelson was dominant in his return to the Clippers following his demotion from Cleveland.

Steven Kwan (Akron, CF): 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – Kwan drove in his first runs since coming off the IL on June 25.

Chris Roller (Akron, LF): 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 K, 1 SB – Normally, a hat trick means you don’t make ATF.  Last night’s game in Akron was not normal.

Bo Naylor (Akron, C); 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K – A big night for the Tribe’s lone Futures Game representative.

Daniel Schneemann (Akron, SS): 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB – Schneemann followed up an 0-for-3 Double-A debut with a stellar sophomore effort.

Skylar Arias (Akron, RP): W (2-0), 2.2 IP, 2 BB, 3 K – Arias has pitched three straight scoreless efforts (combined 6.1 innings) and has allowed only one earned run in 9.1 frames in his last five outings.

Dakody Clemmer (Akron, RP): 2 IP, 1 BB, 2 K – Since allowing two earned runs in 1.1 innings on May 16, Clemmer has allowed only four earned runs in 18 innings since.

Juan Mota (Akron, RP): 1 IP, perfect, 2 K – Mota rebounded from allowing four earned runs in 1.2 innings last Saturday with this perfect ninth.

Jose Tena (Lake County – Game 1, SS): 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI – Between Sunday’s series finale in Midland, Mi. (Great Lakes Loons) and the opener of yesterday;s twin bill, Tena went 5-for-7 with two runs, two doubles, a homer, and five RBI combined in two consecutive games.

Victor Nova (Lake County – Game 1, DH): 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – Nova’s second homer of the season drove in his eleventh and twelfth runs of the season.

Kevin Kelly (Lake County – Game 1, RP): S (5), 1.2 IP, 1 H – Kelly;s fifth save of the season, appropriately required five outs.

Clark Scolamiero (Lake County – Game 2, LF): 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – Scolamiero’s sixth-inning home drove in the Captains’ first two runs of the nightcap and tied the game at two runs apiece.  Not a bad way to start one’s competitive season.

Raynel Delgado (Lake County – Game 2, 2B): 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K – Delgado drove in a run despite going hitless for the second time in three games (the first being the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader in Midland).  His fielder’s choice later in the sixth drove in CF Will Brennan for the go-ahead, and ultimately game-winning, run.

Tim Herrin (Lake County – Game 2, RP): S (2), 1 IP, perfect – Herrin has aso not allowed an earned run in awhile.  8.2 innings in four games, to be precise.

Isaiah Greene (ACL, starting LF): 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – The hit and RBI were both professional firsts for Greene.

Milan Tolentino (ACL, SS): 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB – Tolentino followed up a hitless pro debut with this offensive explosion in his second ACL contest.

Jose Pastrano (ACL, 2B): 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K – Pastrano also had a big day after a quiet professional debut.

Jorge Burgos (ACL, RF): 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – Burgos was stellar in his stateside debut following a rookie season in the Dominican Summer League in 2019 (By the way, for those wondering,  the DSL’s 2021 campaign is scheduled to start on July 12.).

Juan Mateo (ACL, RP): W (1-0), 0.2 IP, perfect, 2 K – Mateo struck out the first two batters he faced as a professional.

Daniel Figueroa (ACL, RP): 0.2 IP, perfect, 2 K – Figueroa did the same to kick off his first full season stateside.

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