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Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 12, Memphis Redbirds 3
Double-A – Somerset Patriots 7, Akron RubberDucks 3
High-A – Lake County Captains 6, Great Lakes Loons 1
Low-A – Kannapolis Cannon Ballers 5, Lynchburg Hillcats 4
Rookie – Arizona Complex League Indians 2, Arizona Complex League Padres 1 (7 innings – scheduled)
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Astros 10, Dominican Summer League Indians Blue 3 (7 innings – scheduled)
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Pirates Black 3, Dominican Summer League Indians Red 1
Nolan Jones (Columbus, 3B): 3-5, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Jones’ resurgence continues as he extended his on-base streak to eight games with his first three-hit performance since August 6. During the streak, Nolan is 11-for-31 (.355) with six RBI (four in the last three days).
Oscar Gonzalez (Columbus, DH): 4-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB – What is there left to say about Gonzalez’s form at the Triple-A level? In 43 games (hardly a small sample size), he is slashing .322/.356/.526, the last of those three numbers bolstered by 18 extra-base hits (nine doubles, a triple, and eight home runs) out of 55 total hits, and has driven 21 runs while scoring 25. This isn’t a fluke, This guy is good.
Christian Cairo (Lake County, 2B): 1-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – Cairo continues to be hot at the plate to start his High-A career. In three games for the Captains, he is 4-for-8 with four runs scored. While Low-A to High-A is not the biggest jump between minor league levels, being this unfazed by a higher level of competition is always a good sign about a player;s physical and mental skills.
MLB REHABS (BOTH AT LAKE COUNTY)
Harold Ramirez (starting LF): 0-3 – He got his work in without reinjuring himself, which is ultimately what matters in these appearances.
Bobby Bradley (starting 1B): 0-2, 1 R. 1 BB – Bradley walked for a second night in a row and scored his first run of the stint.
BEST OF THE REST
Connor Marabell (Columbus, LF): 2-5, 2 R, 1 K – Marabell has eight hits and ten total bases in his last four games.
Mike Rivera (Columbus, C): 2-4, 4 RBI, 1 BB – Rivera drove in more runs last night than in his first eleven Triple-A games combined (three – all in his last two games prior to last night).
Clark Scolamiero (Akron, RF): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K – Scolamiero’s two-run homer in the top of the fifth broke up a no-hitter by Somerset starter Luis Medina and gave the RubberDucks a 2-1 lead. It was pretty much all downhill from there.
Jhonkensy Noel (Lake County, 3B): 2-4, 1 K – Noel made it three two-hit games in his last four and four in his last seven (out of eight total played for the Captains) on the night he received his high school diploma from the Indians’ program for international signees.
Raynel Delgado (Lake County, DH): 0-2, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 SB – This is why a good eye at the plate matters. Also, the steal was Delgado’s 13th of the season.
Xzavion Curry (Lake County, SP): W (5-1), 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP – Curry has been dominant in his last two starts, pitching a combined 10.1 shutout innings while allowing only six baserunners (4 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP) and striking out ten.
Jerson Ramirez (Lake County, RP): S (11), 0.2 IP, perfect, 1 K – Ramirez, another of the Tribe’s graduating class that night (the other was IF Wilfri Peralta, who did not play last night), came in to a ninth-inning jam and picked up his 31st career professional save (out of 36 opportunities).
Korey Holland (Lynchburg, LF): 3-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB – Holland’s perfection at the plate, including a two-run homer in the fourth) was the highlight of an otherwise unremarkable night for the Hillcats.
Jake Fox (ACL, starting SS): 1-1, 1 R, 1 BB – Fox’s batting average remains 1.000 (with a 2.000 OPS) through his first two professional at-bats (four plate appearances) following a near-carbon copy of his debut statline, the only difference being his first professional run.
Emilio Taveras (DSL Blue, 1B): 2-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB – Taveras reached base in all four of his plate appearances last night to highlight a mercifully shortened contest for Indians Blue.
Yorman Gomez (DSL Red, SP): ND, 4 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP – After starting the month with a pair of disastrous starts (combined 10 IP, 14 H, 9 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 3 HR allowed), Gomez has been dominant in his last two outings (combined 9 shutout IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 9 K, 2 HBP).