Photo: TCP Photography/Courtesy Lake County Captains

Scoreboard

Triple-A: Buffalo Bisons 5, Columbus Clippers 3
Double-A: New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6, Akron RubberDucks 3
High-A: Lake County Captains 3, Peoria Chiefs 2
Single-A: Columbia Fireflies 3, Lynchburg Hillcats 1

Highlights

Jose Tena (SS, Akron) 3-4, 3 TB, 1 RBI: Tena really had the most noteworthy offensive night in the Guardians farm system Friday on an otherwise down night with three hits, an RBI. 

Will Benson (OF, Columbus) 2-3, 1 R, 5 TB, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB: Benson has proven to be explosive at the plate with seven home runs this season. He closed the score gap between Buffalo and Columbus Friday with a homer line drive to right field.

RHP Gavin Williams (SP, Lake County): 3.2IP, 3H, 7K – Williams was overpowering once again, but unfortunately his night ended early, taking a line drive to his left wrist area and came right out of the game afterwards. His status is TBD.

Jonathan Engelmann (RF, Akron): 2-2, 2B, RBI – Engelmann came in the game as a replacement for George Valera who left with a leg injury trying to score and limped off the field. Englemann did well in his stead with a double in two at bats.

RHP Damon Casetta-Stubbs (RP, Lake County): 3IP, 2H, BB, 3K – The somewhat little used product of the Jake Bauers trade soaked up three innings after Williams’ untimely exit for Lake County and earned the win when the Captains scored two in the ninth. 

Notable Performances

Alex Call (RF, Columbus): 1-3, HR, RBI, R, BB – Call hit his fourth homer of the season and drove in one of Columbus’ three runs, teaming up with Benson for all the offense they could muster.

LHP Eli Lingos (RP, Columbus): 2.2IP, BB, 2K – After rain knocked fill-in starter Zach Draper out after four pitches, Lingos was the first arm out of the bullpen to come in after the rain and did a solid job for the Clippers in short notice.

RHP Aaron Pinto (RP, Columbus): 2IP, BB, K – Pinto has sort of struggled this season at times but was solid in two innings in relief of Draper and Lingos as the Clippers had to turn to an impromptu bullpen game due to the early rain delay. 

RHP Robert Broom (RP, Columbus): 0.1IP, H, 4ER, 3BB – Unfortunately, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows after the rain for the Clippers bullpen. Broom retired the first batter he faced when he came into the game. Then he walked three straight hitters, allowed a hit and that resulted in four runs on his line, and the loss. His ERA is now a ballooned 7.71. 

RHP Nick Mikolajchak (RP, Columbus): IP, BB – Mikolajchak has not quite been the same dominant force in 2022 as he was in 2021. His velo is down along with his strikeouts, and he was bailed out by a nice catch from Benson in his outing too.

Joe Naranjo (1B, Lake County): 0-2, 3BB – On a night where there wasn’t much to talk about in the Guardians system, a three walk night stands out as Naranjo continues to drive up his OBP. 

RHP Alaska Abney (RP, Lake County): 1.1IP, 2K – Abney had to come in on emergency duty after WIlliams was knocked out due to injury and did quite well. That’s at least the second time Abney has had to come in to replace a pitcher unexpectedly. Earlier this year, Mason Hickman was unable to to pitch for Lake County due to a lineup card error and Abney had to get ready fast. This outing was much better than the one where he followed Hickman, so perhaps the experience helped this time. 

Raynel Delgado (3B, Lake County) 1-3, 1 R – Delgado scored the tying run in the ninth for the Captains at Peoria after a single earlier that inning. 

Isaiah Greene (LF, Lynchburg): 0-1, 1 R, 1 BB We all know that Greene likes to walk it out. He scored Thursday following a double to right field and a sacrifice fly to center. More notably, he has walked this season more times than he has actually had runs. 

Logan Allen (LHP, Akron) L (1-2), 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 HR, 3 BB: Allen can be regarded for his keen eye after picking off De Los Santos and the top of the second inning. However, he still let too many runs get past him.  

Luis Oviedo (RHP, Akron) 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB: Oviedo has mostly been solid this year in his return to the Cleveland system, but Friday was not one of those solid outings, allowing two runs, three walks and uncorked three wild pitches.

LHP Andrew Misiaszek (RP, Akron): 2.1IP, 2H, BB, 2K – Misiaszek, along with Manny Alvarez who followed him, were the only Akron pitchers who could stop the bleeding Friday. The lefty lowered his season ERA to a microscopic 0.74. 

Micah Pries (RF, Akron) 0-1, 1 R, 3 BB: Pries made the most of the inning by stealing second after getting to first by walking. That put him in scoring position for Tena’s RBI single.

Franco Aleman (RHP Lynchburg) 2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 SO: Aleman came in at the top of the fifth and only allowed one run. Just like the weather, he could not keep the Lynchburg board completely dry. 

RHP Reid Johnston (SP, Lynchburg): 0.1IP, H, R (unearned), BB, K – One of the more bizarre pitching lines by a pitcher who wasn’t removed due to an injury, or a rain delay. The Fireflies fouled off a ton of pitches against Johnston, his defense made errors behind him, and he just couldn’t throw enough strikes. So after 32 pitches, Johnston was removed after facing five batters. 

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