*Officially recorded as being halted early in the seventh, but the only activity that happened in the seventh inning was a pitching change.
George Valera (Lake County, LF): 2-3, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB – Valera followed up Thursday night’s homer with another two in only seven innings, including a walk-off that likely saved the game from being suspended in extra innings, given how soon after the scheduled opener that the rains came.
Jose Tena (Lake County, SS): 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – Tena homered in the fifth, right after Valera’s first homer of the evening, to make it two days in a row with him and Valera hitting back-to-back jacks.
BEST OF THE REST
Connor Marabell (Columbus, LF): 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B – Marabell, who batted ninth, scored half of the Clippers’ runs last night and hit their only extra-base hit of the evening.
Steven Kwan (Akron, RF): 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K – Kwan has multiple hits in four of his last five games, with his three latest multi-hit outings including a double.
Brayan Rocchio (Akron, SS): 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – Rocchio has eleven total bases in three games this series.
Andruw Monasterio (Akron, 2B): 1-3, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K,1 SB – This week, Monasterio is 8-for-12 with seven runs scored and five driven in.
Bo Naylor (Akron, DH): 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – Naylor has driven in eight runs during his current five-game hitting streak.
Xzavion Curry (Lake County, SP): ND, 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R (all earned), 6 K, 1 HR allowed – Curry recorded half of his outs via strikeout as he threw 63 pitches in four innings in his first start in 16 days.
Angel Martinez (Lynchburg, 2B); 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E – Martinez had the best day of any Hillcat at the plate, but committed his 15th error of the season as well.
Johnathan Rodriguez (Lynchburg, RF): 1-4 – Rodriguez extended his hitting streak to nine games (nearly the entire month – he has played ten games in August).
Luis Durango (ACL – Game 1, LF): 2-3, 1 RBI – Durango supplied most of the offense in the opener, including driving in the only run.
Dayan Frias (ACL – Game 2, 3B): 2-3, 1 2B – Frias’ multi-hit effort highlighted a quiet day for the A-Tribe bats (both runs came on bases-loaded walks in the seventh).
Angel Contreras (DSL Blue – Game 1, 1B): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – Contreras’ third-inning solo shot was the highlight of a quiet opener for the Indians Blue bats.
Diego Navarro (DSL Blue – Game 1, SP): ND, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K – Navarro’s rookie season has been a good one so far. He has allowed only a pair of earned runs in 21 innings (0.86 ERA) while striking out twenty and walking only one in his first five starts.
Alan Romero (DSL Blue – Game 2, C): 1-2, 1 RBI – Romero, who has ping-ponged virtually between San Antonio de Guerra and Goodyear thanks to the magic of the types of paper roster moves that endlessly fascinate myself and Joe Coblitz but have little bearing on reality outside of the 180-man roster, finally made his professional debut yesterday. He hit the ground running with an RBI single in his first pro plate appearance, scoring CF Lexer Saduy.
Yefri Rivera (DSL Red – Game 1, 2B): 1-3, 1 K – Rivera, who has been playing roughly once a week recently, extended his on-base streak to four full games played (not counting July 30, when he was subbed out after only one plate appearance). – Yes, I’m grasping at straws here, but this game may have set a record for non-notability.
Emerson Purroy (DSL Red – Game 2, SS): 1-1, 1 BB – Purroy reached base twice before the game was stopped, so he gets the nod here.
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