Scoreboard Triple-A: Columbus Clippers 5, St Paul Saints 0 (Game 1)Triple-A: Columbus Clippers, St. Paul Saints (Ppd)Double-A: Akron RubberDucks 2, Altoona Curve 0High-A: South Bend Cubs 6, Lake County Captains […]
Triple-A: Columbus Clippers 5, St Paul Saints 0 (Game 1)
Triple-A: Columbus Clippers, St. Paul Saints (Ppd)
Double-A: Akron RubberDucks 2, Altoona Curve 0
High-A: South Bend Cubs 6, Lake County Captains 3
Single-A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2, Lynchburg Hillcats 1
Rookie: ACL Reds 4, ACL Cleveland 0
Rookie: DSL Red 28, DSL Blue 10
Gabriel Rodriguez (3B, Lynchburg): 2-4, HR, RBI – Just the second homer this year for Rodriguez, who also has 103 strikeouts in 85 games.
Kevin Rivas (2B-1B, DSL Red): 3-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 4R, BB – Rivas reached base four times, drove in four and scored four times in the DSL Reds four touchdown game.
Konnor Pilkington (SP, Akron): 5IP, 3H, 3BB, 5K – This was Akron’s second straight shutout of Altoona. Pilkington now has a 1.17 ERA since joining the team and hitters have a .175 average against him this year total.
Steven Kwan (CF, Columbus): 2-4, 2B, R – Kwan has taken off already at Triple-A Columbus and looks good at the top of the order for the Clippers. Interesting that he’ll finish the season in Triple-A though the Clippers won’t make the playoffs and he could have gotten more time in Akron as they’ll be in. Maybe he’ll go to the Arizona Fall League.
Best of the rest
Oscar Gonzalez (RF, Columbus) 1-3, HR, RBI – Gonzalez now has 26 homers on the year, 13 at Akron and 13 at Columbus. Every time I say I don’t believe he can do this at the major league level, he makes me look bad. It wouldn’t be the first time. But it wouldn’t be the first time a guy slugged at Triple-A and wasn’t capable of being a productive major leaguer, so who knows. Either way, good for him. He’ll get a shot at the majors next year somewhere, here or elsewhere.
Will Brennan (LF, Akron): 1-3, 2B, RBI – The only RBI of the night came off the bat of the doubles machine himself.
Joey Cantillo (RP, Akron): 1.2IP, H, 2BB, 3K – Cantillo has now pitched two days this week, both out of the bullpen as he gets ramped back up innings wise after his injury. This outing went better than the first despite three base runners. This seems to be the plan for Cantillo for now until he’s ready to throw more pitches.
Christian Cairo (SS, Lake County): 2-5, 2B, R – Very quietly, Cairo seems to be doing very well in High-A so far.
Daniel Espino (SP, Lake County): 3.2IP, 5H, 4ER, 3BB, 5K – Espino balked, threw a wild pitch and had very spotty control in this one and appeared to be very hittable at times.
Micah Pries (LF, Lake County): 1-4, HR, 3K – The strikeouts are a concern for Pries, who was dominating Low-A pitching, but he did go deep in this one.
Juan Zapata (SP, Lynchburg): 5IP, 8H, ER, 5K – No walks for Zapata who pitched better than a no-decision result says. He only got five ground ball outs with his sinking fastball out of the 15 recorded.
Luis Durango (CF, ACL): 2-4 – Durango had two of the ACL squads three hits on a quiet night.
Yefri Rivera (SS, DSL Red); 2-7, 2B, 2RBi, 2R – The leadoff hitter for DSL red had a busy day with seven at bats and two hits and runs scored each at bat.
Jhoan Gomez (2B-3B, DSL Red); 1-5, 4R, 4 RBI , 2 BB – Just one hit was good for Gomez to do some damage tonight.
Adonis Cepeda (CF. DSL Blue): 1-4, HR, 3 RBI – One hit was all Cepeda needed to do his part for Blue in their lopsided loss.
Maick Callado (3B, DSL Blue): 2-5, 2R, 2 RBI – Callado has warmed up some after a slow start.
Angle Genao (2B, DSL Blue): 2-5, 2 SB – with two hits and two bags swiped, Genao did his part to make it look respectable.