Image: MiLB.com Scoreboard Triple-A: Columbus Clippers 6, Omaha Storm Chasers 4Double-A: Altoona Curve 8, Akron RubberDucks 5High-A: Lake County Captains 8, Lansing Lugnuts 4Low-A: Lynchburg Hillcats 9, Salem Red Sox […]
Triple-A: Columbus Clippers 6, Omaha Storm Chasers 4
Double-A: Altoona Curve 8, Akron RubberDucks 5
High-A: Lake County Captains 8, Lansing Lugnuts 4
Low-A: Lynchburg Hillcats 9, Salem Red Sox 6
Konnor Pilkington (Akron, SP): ND, 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R (earned), 1 BB, 9 K – Pilkington’s first start in the Indians system was a dominant one. It is clear why the Indians wanted him in the Hernandez trade. What he is capable of achieving in concert with the Tribe’s elite pitcher development staff is exciting to think about.
George Valera (Lake County, CF): 2-3, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB – There’s breaking out of a nine-game home run drought and then there’s EXPLODING out of it. Valera, who hit his ninth and tenth homers of the season last night in Eastlake, was involved in half of the Captains’ runs last night.
Micah Pries (Lake County, LF): 2-4, 2 R – Pries extended his hitting streak to five games (every full game he has played in High-A) with his third two-hit game at the level. He has adapted quickly to the higher class of opposition, slashing. 424/.457/.667. Yes, it’s a small sample size, but the lack of growing pains post-promotion is still impressive.
BEST OF THE REST
Alex Call (Columbus, CF): 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Call’s eighth Triple-A homer (and 13th of the season including his 43 games with the RubberDucks) improved his Columbus ISO to .241, nine points higher than his .232 batting average.
Andres Gimenez (Columbus, 2B): 1-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB, 1 HBP – Gimenez has six total bases and three RBI in eight plate appearances in August.
Nolan Jones (Columbus, 3B): 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB – Jones ended a three-game hit drought with this two-hit night.
Brad Peacock (Columbus, SP): ND, 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R (earned), 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HR allowed – The veteran righty struck out an average of two hitters an inning in his longest (and arguably best) outing of the season so far.
Andruw Monasterio (Akron, 2B): 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI – Monasterio rebounded from an 0-for-5 Tuesday with this stellar effort, his third multi-hit game in his last five.
Will Brennan (Akron, RF): 2-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – Brennan continued his solid form from High-A in his Double-A debut, driving in both of Monasterio’s runs.
Jerson Ramirez (Lake County, RP): S (6), 1.1 IP, perfect, 1 K – Four up, four down earns Ramirez his 12th save (six for each of the Tribe’s Single-A affiliates) in an outstanding debut season in the full-season ranks.
Korey Holland (Lynchburg, RF): 3-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SF – Holland’s second RBI came on a single that started an epic seven-run top of the ninth comeback.
Petey Halpin (Lynchburg, LF): 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS, Picked Off 1 time – Halpin was responsible for the next scoring on a line drive single to left that scored two runners, including Holland, to bring the Hillcats within a run.
Miguel Jerez (Lynchburg, 1B): 3-5, 2 R , 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – Jerez had the next RBI, with his single scoring Halpin for the tying tally. For those wondering, the remaining three runs scored on a throwing error and a wild pitch.
Gabriel Rodriguez (Lynchburg, DH): 3-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – While Rodriguez struck out swinging to end the top of the ninth, his game to that point was stellar. In two games this month, he is a combined 5-for-9 with three doubles.