Lenny Torres Jr. (SP, Lynchburg): 5IP, BB, 5K – Easily Torres’ best outing of 2021. Just getting back on the mound after two years between actual appearances was big for Torres but he’s been getting better each start.
Zach Plesac (SP, Akron): 3IP, 2H, ER, BB, 4K – Plesac allowed a solo homer to start his second rehab appearance in Akron but was stellar after that. He should probably need one more rehab start at this point.
Daniel Schneemann (SS, Akron): 2-4, HR, 2 RBI – Schneemann continues to crush the ball in Akron since his promotion with a key homer, his second in Akron, in the eighth inning.
Juan Hillman (RP, Akron): 5IP, 3H, ER, 7K – Hillman followed Plesac’s rehab stint and was impressive in picking up his sixth win of the season and helping Akron hang a loss on Baltimore top prospect Grayson Rodriguez on the other side of the bump. Hillman had a season best seven strikeouts in the win.
Hunter Gaddis (SP, Lake County): 6IP, H, BB, 8K – Gaddis turned in early one of the best starts of the season shutting out the Cubs in game one of a double-header for six innings.
Isiah Greene (ACL Indians): 2-5, 2 RBI – Greene led off for the ACL squad in this one and managed to drive in two runs despite the blowout loss.
Victor Planchart (C, ACL Indians): 2-4, 2 2B, BB – This was the 20-year-old switch-hitting catcher’s 2021 debut and it was a good one.
Best of the rest
Nolan Jones (RF, Columbus): 2-4, 2B, RBI – Jones tried to bring the Clippers back to a win with his RBI double in the eighth, his 24th of the year.
Zack Godley (SP, Columbus): 3IP, 2H, ER, 2K – Godley pitched fairly well in his Cleveland organizational debut, though he did give up a homer as well.
Daniel Johnson (LF, Columbus): 1-3, BB, SB – While he did strikeout twice, Johnson did get on base twice and collect his sixth steal of the season.
Kevin Herget (RP, Columbus): 4.2IP, 5H, ER, 2BB, 7K – Herget came in as a follower to Godley’s opener, after Cam Hill came in when Godley came out to face a batter, and gave the Clippers a chance to come back.
Will Benson (CF, Akron): 2-3 – Benson only had two singles here, but he was on base twice as the RubberDucks leadoff man, which is good. It’s also the second straight game he had two singles, so another performance where he wasn’t an all or nothing hitter. He also didn’t strikeout in this one, which is obviously key for Benson.
Johnthan Engelmann (DH, Akron): 1-4, HR – Englemann cracked his second homer as a RubberDuck in the second inning of this one.
Kevin Coulter (SP, Lake County): 5IP, 3H, 3K – This was Coulter’s third start of the year as he’s been used a lot for longer stints in the bullpen but this was by far one of his better efforts. He may see more starts with Logan T. Allen being promoted to Akron this past week.
Richie Palacios (2B, Akron): 1-4, 2B, R – Palacios was at second base yet again and still managed to collect another extra base hit despite leaving four on base.
Bo Naylor (C, Akron): 1-4, 2B – Naylor also collected another extra base hit and he’s trying to climb his way back up offensively. He also threw out out another runner trying to steal, his 11th of the year, 3rd in the Double-A Northeast.
Bryan Lavastida (C-DH, Lake County): 2-6, 2 2B – No signs of slowing down for Lavastida who has continued to be a big part of the Captains lineup since last month as he caught Game 1 of the double-header and they needed the bat enough to DH him in game 2 and he doubled again.
Clark Scolamiero (RF, Lake County): 1-1, HR, RBi, BB – Scolamiero homered in the second inning, his second of the season already, to help the Captains pull away after the Cubs made a series of errors in the first to put Lake County up 3-0.
Michael Amditis (C, Lake County): 1-3, HR – Amditis capped off the game’s scoring with a solo shot in the fourth for his second homer of the 2021 campaign.
Jared Janczak (RP, Lake County): 2IP, 2BB, 4K – Janczack has been really good or pretty rough in a lot of outings this year but this was a good one as the Captains shutout the Cubs in game 2 of the double-header.
Yainer Diaz (C, Lynchburg): 2-4 – Diaz continues to be a singles machine with two more and his average now sitting at .331.
Petey Halpin (LF, Lynchburg): 1-4 – A non-descript line perhaps but it was the first hit in affiliated ball for Petey Halpin in his career.
Angel Martinez (2B, Lynchburg): 1-4, 2B – Martinez has been bumped to second in the lineup with Halpin’s arrival to get him more at bats but it’s been fine for Martinez.
Christian Cairo (3B, Lynchburg): 1-1, BB, 2SB – Cairo had a nice game but for whatever reason, he was taken out for a defensive sub to start the eighth inning.
Cade Smith (RP, Lynchburg): 2IP, H, 4K – Smith slammed the door shut with his stellar outing in the Hillcats win after Daritzon Felix came in after Torres and allowed a pair of runs.
Junior Sanquentin (1B, ACL Indians): 2-5, 2R – Sanquentin continues to play a lot of first base in the ACL after being signed as a shortstop.
Adam Scott (SP, ACL Indians): 2.2iP, 5H, 5ER, 2BB, 5K – The line isn’t pretty but Scott made his first start of the year as he rehabs from a spring training injury,