Photo: Lincoln Horsley


Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 7, Omaha Storm Chasers 5
Double-A – Richmond Flying Squirrels 5, Akron RubberDucks 4 (10 innings)
High-A – Lake County Captains at Dayton Dragons – RAINED OUT
Low-A – Fredericksburg Nationals at Lynchburg Hillcats – RAINED OUT


Oscar Gonzalez (Columbus, RF): 2-5. 1 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K – There’s a reason Gonzalez’s name is starting to circulate in discussions of who should get the next call up to the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario.  After Tuesday afternoon’s grand slam, Oscar now has seven dingers and 23 runs batted in (one for every game he’s played this season), adding a prodigious .293 ISO to his already impressive .323 batting average.  Before anyone writes this off as the effects of the friendly confines of Huntington Park, take a look at the splits.  A majority of both his home runs (four) and RBI (14) have come on the road despite having nine less at bats than in Columbus (45 on the road, 54 in the Capital City).  While how this will translate to the major league level is, as always, a question, what isn’t up for debate is whether he’s the real deal at the Triple-A level.

Logan T. Allen (Akron, SP): ND, 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R (earned), 3 BB, 7 K, 1 WP – Allen continues to whiff opposing batters at a prodigious rate, posting a 37:11 K:BB ratio and 12.65 K/9.


Yu Chang (Columbus, starting 1B): 1-2, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB – Chang impressed in his first Triple-A game of his rehab stint.  The next step will be playing a full game.


Will Benson (Columbus, CF): 2-4, 2 R 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E – Benson is currently on a five-game hitting streak and six-game on-base streak.  During the former, he is averaging 2.4 total bases per game.

Tyler Freeman (Columbus, SS): 1-4, 2 r, 1 HBP – Freeman picked up his first Triple-A hit on a single to right in the first.  He also got plunked for the second time in 15 plate appearances at the level.

Trenton Brooks (Columbus, backup 1B): 0-0, 2 BB – Brooks made his 2022 competitive debut in relief of Chang’s rehab effort and walked in both plate appearances.

Bryan Lavastida (Columbus, C): 2-5, 1 2B, 1 K – Lavastida recovered from his first Triple-A game without reaching base on Sunday with a two-hit series opener in Omaha.

Mitchell Tolman (Columbus, 2B): 2-4, 1 BB, 1 K – Tolman is two-for-two in terms of multi-hit games in the month of May as he extends his hitting streak to seven games (including four of the multi-hit variety and six straight with multiple bases) and his on-base streak to twelve.

Eli Lingos (Columbus, RP): H (1), 1.2 IP, 2 H. 3 K – While Lingos has been allowing more baserunners recently (both of his two-hit games have come in his last two outings), Lingos continues to dominate where it counts:  on the scoreboard.  He has allowed only one earned run in 8.1 innings, good for a 1.04 ERA.

Ben Krauth (Columbus, RP): S (1), 1 IP, perfect – If you think a1.04 ERA is good, how about 0.69?  That’s what Krauth is posting this season, allowing his lone earned run in 13 innings of work.  Throw in a 0.54 WHIP and .119 opponents’ AVG and you have a statline that spells D-O-M-I-N-A-N-C-E.

Jose Tena (Akron, SS): 3-5, 1 SB – Tena has amassed multiple total bases in each of the five games in his current hitting streak for a total of 17 (3.4 per game)!

Bo Naylor (Akron, C): 1-3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, Picked Off 1 time – Naylor’s first multi-walk  game since the second day of the season led to his first time reaching base on multiple occasions since April 23 in Bowie, Md.

Chris Roller (Akron, LF): 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SF – Despite going hitless in his first game as a RubberDuck post-demotion, he still had a productive night between driving in the ‘Ducks first run of the evening and a pair of outfield assists (one each at second and home).

Julian Escobedo (Akron, CF): 1-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – Escobedo continued the scoring later in the fourth, driving in a pair on his fifth double of the season to give the Mallards of Main Street a lead that would hold until the eighth.

Kevin Coulter (Akron, RP): H (1), 1 IP, perfect, 1 K – Coulter rebounded from a rough finish to April (Combined 5 ER on 8 H and 3 BB in 3.1 IP in his last two outings) with a perfect sixth frame on Tuesday.

Andrew Misiaszek (Akron, RP): H (2), 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (earned), 1 BB, 3 K – Misiaszek allowed his first run of the season after a scoreless April (11.2 innings in six games).

Kyle Marman (Akron, RP): BS (1), 2 H, 1 R (earned), 1 K – Marman also gave up his first run of the 2022 campaign (6.1 shutout frames in six April outings) en route to blowing his first save opportunity of the season.

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