Scoreboard

Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 12, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 1
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 4, Erie SeaWolves 2
High-A – Lansing Lugnuts 6, Lake County Captains 5
Low-A – Salem Red Sox 6, Lynchburg Hillcats 5

HIGHLIGHTS

Gabriel Arias (Columbus, starting SS): 3-5, 1 RBI, 1 K – Arias rebounded from his first hitless game of the regular season with his first multi-hit game of the Triple-A campaign. Performances like this are the reason that he will be manning the infield at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario in the extremely near future.

Will Benson (Columbus, DH): 3-5, 1 R, 1 K – Benson also had a three-hit game on Sunday for his first multi-hit day of the 2022 International League season.

Mitchell Tolman (Columbus, 2B-SS): 3-4, 4 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB – Tolman, who joined the Guardians as a minor league free agent last month, had the third and most impressive of the Clippers’ three three-hit afternoons. Not only were all three hits of the extra-base variety, but he added a walk on top of this already impressive statline like a cherry atop a massive OPS sundae. Speaking of OPS, the single-game OPS for this gargantuan offensive explosion is a whopping 2.800!

REHAB

Josh Naylor (Columbus, starting LF): 2-4, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB – Naylor looked like a guy ready for the Show in his fourth game of what is expected to be a minimum of six for the Clippers before returning to Cleveland, possibly as early as the Home Opener on Friday.

BEST OF THE REST

Richie Palacios (Columbus, CF): 2-6, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – As impressive as Palacios’ offensive numbers were yesterday, the real story was in the field, specifically the outfield, where the guardians seem to be transitioning Richie to from his usual home in the middle of the infield. Yesterday marked his season debut in center field after starting the season with three games in left.

Oscar Gonzalez (Columbus, RF): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB – Gonzalez’s two-run blast to right in the third was his second homer of the season…and his third hit. In case you’re wondering that works out to a .429 ISO on a .214 AVG.

Jose Fermin (Columbus, 3B): 1-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB – In a similar vein, Fermin has an .8829 OPS while below the Mendoza Line (.176) thanks to his ten trips to the basepaths including a double, homer, and seven walks.

Kirk McCarty (Columbus, SP): ND, 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R (earned), 3 K, 1 HR allowed – McCarty came within one bad pitch of throwing four shutout frames in his second outing of the season. Still, one earned run in seven innings is an impressive start to his season.

Will Brennan (Akron, LF): 2-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS – Brennan’s two-run single in the top of the second gave the Mallards of Main Street a short-lived early lead.

Bo Naylor (Akron, C): 2-4, 1 2B – Naylor broke of a season-opening 0-for-5 mini-slump with a pair of hits, including his first double of the season, on Sunday in Erie.

Marcos Gonzalez (Akron, PH-3B): 0-0, 1 R, 1 BB – Gonzalez kept his early-season OBP at 1.000by walking in his second plate appearance of the season.

Tanner Burns (Akron, SP): ND, 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R (both earned), 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR allowed, 1 WP, 1 HBP – Burns struggled in his Double-A debut. Don’t get too worked up over it, though. High-A to Double-A is the hardest promotion within the minors to adjust to (obviously, Triple-A to the majors is the hardest jump overall).

Nic Enright (Akron, RP): S (1), 2 IP, perfect, 4 K – After a couple of fly balls, Enright got the last four SeaWolves hitters to strike out swinging to pick up his first save of the season.

Joe Naranjo (Lake County, 1B): 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – Naranjo has started his season with a pair of three-total base games sandwiching a Saturday on which he kept his season-opening on-base streak alive with a walk.

Jhonkensy Noel (Lake County, starting 3B): 1-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – Noel makes it two 1-for-2 games in as many days to start his regular season. He also made a pair of errors.

Gabriel Rodriguez (Lake County, 2B): 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 E – Gabe-Rod has started his 2022 campaign going 2-for-4 with a run and a double on two straight days.

Angel Martinez (Lake County, SS): 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Martinez rebounded from a hitless season debut on Saturday by reaching base three times yesterday.

Tommy Mace (Lake County, SP): L (0-1), 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 earned), 2 BB,1 WP – Mace’s professional debut went nowhere near as well as he had hoped. Hopefully, nerves played a huge role in this statline and better outings are yet to come.

Hunter Stanley (Lake County, RP): 3.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 K – Stanley, on the other hand, excelled in his first official game drawing a paycheck.

Yordys Valdes (Lynbhurg, 3B): 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Valdes picked up his first two hits of the new season after a hitless Saturday debut.

Trenton Denholm (Lynchburg, SP): ND, 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R (earned), 6 K – Denholm also debuted and was thankfully closer to Stanley’s outing than Mace’s.

Trey Benton (Lynchburg, RP): 1.1 IP, perfect, 3 K – Benton opens his 2022 season with this stellar effort.

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