Triple-A: Columbus Clippers 9, Toledo Mud Hens 1


Will Benson (RF, Columbus): 2-4, 2R, HR, 2 RBI, K/BB, SB – Benson once again filled up the box score in just about every way. He added a combo meal with a dinger and a steal, had two hits total, drew a walk, and of course struck out. But this is what a good day for Will Benson looks like.

Bryan Lavastida (C, Columbus): 1-3, HR, 2 RBI – Lavastida hit just his third homer of the year in Columbus’ five run second inning. Curiously, he was replaced defensively before the top of the seventh inning, so stay tuned for an update on that, if it means anything.

Gavin Collins (DH, Columbus): 2-4, 2B, RBI – Collins has been on a heater. He homered Saturday and then knocked in a run with a pair of hits Monday.

Notable Performances

Will Brennan (LF, Columbus): 1-4, 2 RBI – Slowly but surely, Brennan is starting to collect some hits. He’ll probably have some tough games here and there, but he’s making his way.

David Fry (3B, Columbus): 2-3, BB – I’m a little surprised by the walk, at least this year. In the past, Fry has been a patient hitter for the MIlwaukee system. But this year, he’s swung the bat a lot. He’s hit, and hit for some power, but his OBP has been way down because how aggressive he’s been. He also made an error in this contest. I’m not sure where his defensive home is, and he still has yet to catch for Columbus, so it looks like Cleveland isn’t putting that back into motion. He’d make an ideal bench bat who can play three or so positions. The bat remains interesting for that role, but not sure he’ll be given that chance.

RHP Tobias Myers (SP, Columbus): 4IP, 3H, 4BB, 2K – His control remains suspect, but this was a good back to back outing for Myers, who finally earned a win last week. Toledo has a fairly solid lineup with some Triple-A veterans and ML depth, plus prospect Riley Greene was in the lineup. So even with the four walks, holding them to three hits is pretty good..

RHP Aaron Pinto (RP, Columbus): 2IP, BB, K – It looks like Pinto is back to finding some solid ground after a few shaky outings this year and this was a nice multi inning effort for him.

LHP Tim Herrin (RP, Columbus): IP, BB – After a disastrous Triple-A debut last week, Herrin walked a batter but got out of the inning otherwise unscathed. Let’s see if he can start missing some bats at this level now.

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