Image: TCP Photography/Courtesy Lake County Captains


Triple-A: Omaha Storm Chasers 10, Columbus Clippers 9
Double-A: Akron RubberDucks 10, Richmond Flying Squirrels 3
High-A: Game 1- Lake County Captains 2, Dayton Dragons 0; Game 2 – Lake County Captains 4, Dayton Dragons 3
Low-A: Lynchburg Hillcats vs. Fredericksburg Senators – Rained Out


Gavin Williams (SP, Lake County): 5IP, 2H, 2BB, 10K – Williams threw 81 pitches through his five innings. He only threw 61 pitches for strikes but he was dominant. If Daniel Espino is out for any amount of time, Williams could have some innings available for him in Double-A Akron sooner before later. 

Hunter Gaddis (SP, Akron): 5IP, 2H, 2BB 9K – Gaddis threw 70% of his pitches for strikes in another dominant outing for him. His control looks good and he’s missing bats in a way he didn’t in High-A, but this is looking like he had bad luck in High-A but not Double-A so far. Minus one bad outing, he’s been in total control on the mound this year. 

Bo Naylor (DH, Akron): 2-3, 2B, RBI, 3BB, SB – Naylor continues to improve from 2021 offensively. His approach has been good and he’s not popping up and hitting as man fly balls as he did last year. 

Julian Escobedo (LF, Akron): 2-5. 2B, 3 RBI – Escobedo isn’t really known for his bat but had a big day in Akron’s big win.

Will Benson (CF, Columbus): 1-2, HR, 3R, 2 RBI, 3BB – Just one hit for Benson, but it was a homer and he also worked three walks, so he was on base four times total. That allowed him to score four runs. He can really impact the game in many ways, so even with high strikeout totals (none in this game), he still brings a lot to the table.

David Fry (1B, Columbus): 2-5, 2R, HR 2 RBI – Fry continues to man first base despite Trenton Brooks’ return and he’s hitting. Bobby Bradley hasn’t reported yet but Fry’s hitting poses a tough situation for the Guardians to find at bats for whoever is going to be the priority at first base here.

Adam Scott (SP, Columbus): 6IP, 6H, 3R (2ER), 2BB, 5K – Columbus’ defense continues to let down its pitching staff and it cost Scott a run in this loss. But he was pretty solid around that mistake.

Best of the Rest

Jose Tena (2B, Akron): 2-6, R, 2 K – Tena has out together some solid games, and hits one was, but he also struck out twice in four at bats, so he’s still chasing and geting beat by Double-A arms. 

Jose Fermin (3B, Columbus): 1-2, R, RBI, 3 BB – The Clippers as a team ended up with 12 walks. Fermin, Benson and Brooks combined for nine of them as he continues to have an interesting year.

Luis Oviedo (RP, Akron): 1.2P, H, 2BB, 2K – He wasn’t as dominant in his second performance back in the Cleveland system. His control was a struggle in his one, but that’s not a shock. 

Mason Hickman (RP, Lake County): 2IP, H, 5K – Hickman was supposed to start this week before all the rain. Instead of he came out of the pen for an impressive performance to put a lid on the win

Gabriel Rodriguez (3B-DH Lake County): 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB – A nice complete day for Gabriel. He was hitless in game two but did enough damage in game one to help Lake County to a win.

Doug Nikhazy (SP, Lake County): 4IP, 3H, 4Bb, 5K – Mikhazy’s control issues continue to be a problem for him getting deeper into starts and staying out of jams. He’s going to need to bring down his walk rate to start long term.

Micael Ramirez  (C, Lake Country): 2-2, 2B, R, BB – Ramirez continues to split time at catcher but hitting well in his limited opportunities. 

Angel Martinez (SS, Lake County): 1-1, 2B, 2 R, 2BB – Once again, Martinez fills up the box score with another solid day showing off his situational and baseball IQ. 

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