Scoreboard

Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 12, Indianapolis Indians 5
Double-A – Bowie Baysox 3, Akron RubberDucks 2 (10 innings)
High-A – Great Lakes Loons 9, Lake County Captains 3
Low-A – Lynchburg Hillcats 8, Carolina Mudcats 1

HIGHLIGHTS

Jose Fermin (Columbus, 3B): 4-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 2 SB – Fermin extended his on-base streak to seven games with his second colossal statline in as many days. Over the course of a little over 24 hours, Fermin went a combined 7-for-9 with five runs scored, six driven in, a double, two homers, and a pair of steals. This two-day stretch improved Jose’s slash line from .194/.370/.417 to .311/.436/.644. The fact that both games occurred in the afternoon has also resulted in one of the more extreme splits I’ve seen: Day slash line – .474/.583/.895, Night slash line – .192/.323/.462. I wonder if the Cubs are watching this trend…

Jake Fox (Lynchburg, 2B): 2-2, 3 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 2 SB – While his season as a whole has not been particularly impressive (.229/.400/.257), there is no overlooking a perfect night at the plate like this. Nights like this show what he is capable of and why he earned a third round selection in last year’s draft. While there are some growing pains in his adjustment to the pro game, expect more nights like this from Jake in the future.

Will Dion (Lynchburg, SP): ND, 4 IP, perfect, 6 K – Each of Dion’s three outings so far this season has been an improvement upon he previous effort, but I’m not sure how he’s going to top this one his next time on the mound. Not only did he set down twelve Mudcats in a row, but he also finished strong by striking out the side in order in his fourth and final inning on the mound (at least in the game – he probably finished his night in the bullpen as he only threw 44 competitive pitches).

REHAB

Luke Maile (Columbus, starting C): 1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB – Maile has at least one hit in each of his four rehab appearances. It will be interesting to see how this translates against major league pitching.

BEST OF THE REST

Richie Palacios (Columbus, 2B): 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 SB – Palacios broke out of a two-game 0-for-9 mini slump with an all-around solid offensive performance that equaled his season high of three total bases.

Will Benson (Columbus, DH): 1-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – Benson’s solo shot in the ninth was his first home run of the season.

Oscar Gonzalez (Columbus, RF): 1-5, 1 B, 3 RBI, 2 K – We’re only halfway through this week’s series and Gonzalez already has two triples off of Indianapolis pitching.

Alex Call (Columbus, CF): 2-3, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 HBP – Call now has a four-figure OPS (1.006) following this big day at the plate.

Eli Lingos (Columbus, RP): W (1-0), 2 IP, perfect, 3 K – Lingos has allowed only one hit and one walk while striking out seven in 5.1 shutout innings so far this season.

George Valera (Akron, RF): 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K – Valera has reached base safely in each of the eleven games he has played in this season.

Logan T. Allen (Akron, SP): ND, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R (both earned), 1 BB, 7 K – Yet another solid start for Allen, who has held Eastern League hitters to slightly above the Mendoza Line (,214).

Nic Enright (Akron, RP): 2 IP, perfect, 3 K – Enright has not allowed a hit, walk, or hit by pitch in his six innings of work this season, but has allowed an unearned run (extra runner scored on a sac bunt and sac fly in the top of the eighth in game 2 of last Saturday’s doubleheader).

Joe Naranjo (Lake County, 1B): 1-2, 2 R, 3 BB – Naranjo reached base four times to highlight a largely unimpressive night for the Captains.

Dayan Frias (Lynchburg, 3B): 1-3, 2 BB, 1 CS – While Frias couldn’t extend his multi-hit streak, he did reach base multiple times for the third game in a row and and the sixth time in eleven games this season.

Milan Tolentino (Lynchburg, SS): 1-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – Tolentino has started his first full non-complex season on a hot streak. Through eight games, he is now slashing .375/.459/.500.

Victor Planchart (Lynchburg, C): 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI – Planchart continues to excel in the limited playing time that is inherent in being a Single-A catcher.

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