Photo credit: Tim Phills/TCP Photography/Courtesy Lake County Captains

Scoreboard

Triple-A – Indianapolis Indians 9, Columbus Clippers 6
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 4, Somerset Patriots 3
High-A – Lake County Captains 3, Fort Wayne TinCaps 2 (10 innings)
Single-A – Fredericksburg Nationals 3, Lynchburg Hillcats 2
Rookie – Arizona League Guardians 7, Arizona League Cubs 3
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Guardians Blue 9, Dominican Summer League Cardinals 6
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Athletics 21, Dominican Summer League Guardians Red 17

HIGHLIGHTS

Tanner Bibee (Lake County, SP): ND, 7.1 IP, 2 H, 8 K – Bibee seems to have put his disastrous May 31 outing (6 ER in 3 IP) behind him as he dominated in his first outing of June.  For those wondering how he got a no-decision:  all five of the runs scored in this game happened in the tenth inning.

Trenton Denholm (Lynchburg, SP): ND, 4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 10 K – While he did walk a bit of a tightrope in terms of keeping the Fred Nats off the scoreboard, his season-high ten strikeouts become even more impressive when you consider that they represent 71.4% of the 14 total outs Denholm recorded last night (compared to his already-high season percentage of 46.7% – 57 of 122).

Bo Naylor (Akron, C): 2-3, 2 2B, 1 BB, 1 HBP – Naylor extended his on-base streak to seven games with this impressive evening at the plate.

Bobby Bradley (Columbus, 1B): 3-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – After struggling initially after being sent down from the Big Club, Bradley has begun to recover some of his previous Triple-A form.  In June, he is slashing .348/.357/.696 with nine RBI in 23 at-bats.  While his future in the Guardians org does not seem to be a long one, might he make a niche for himself as a Triple-A veteran, or even in one of the Asian Leagues or Mexico?

REHAB

James Karinchak (Columbus, RP): 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (earned), 1 BB, 1 K – Karinchak continues to struggle in his rehab assignment (4 ER on 3 H and 4 BB with 2 K in 2.2 IP in three games pitched so far).  Hopefully, this is just a matter of him continuing to recover and not a continuation of his 2021 struggles.

BEST OF THE REST

Will Brennan (Columbus, DH): 1-4,2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – While obviously not as dominant as he was in Double-A, Brennan is showing that he isn’t out of place in the minor leagues’ highest level.

Mitchell Tolman (Columbus, 2B): 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – Tolman continues to mash in June, slashing .381/.417/.667 with 14 total bases in 21 AB.

Michael Amditiis (Lake County, C): 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K – Amditis broke the deadlock with his two-run single in the top of the tenth before scoring the eventual winning run on a wild pitch.

Junior Sanquintin (Lynchburg, DH): 2-4, 1 R – After an 0-for-7 start to his season, Sanquintin is on a three-game hit streak, including his first multi-hit game of the season last night.

Richard Paz (Lynchburg, C): 1-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SF, 1 PB – Paz drove in both of the Hillcats’ runs on Tuesday night to extend his season total to 23.

Angel Genao (ACL, SS): 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – Genao continued his strong Stateside start with this multi-hit effort.

Manuel Mejias (ACL, C): 1-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB – Mejias has opened his domestic career with a pair of two-RBI games.

Wuilfredo Antunez (ACL, CF): 0-1, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 2 SB – Plate discipline and speed have been hallmarks of Antunez’s first two official games in America, as he has already walked four times and stolen three bases.

Yorman Gomez (ACL. SP): ND, 4.2 IP, 1 BB, 9 K – Gomez came within one walk of a perfect United states debut.

Jack DeGroat (ACL, RP): W (1-0), 2 K – DeGroat earns the individual victory in his long-awaited injury-delayed professional debut.

Brian Eichhorn (ACL, RP): 1 IP, 2 H, 3 K – Eichhorn struck out the side, albeit not in order, in his first regular season outing in three years.  For some context, all of his previous pro experience came with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, who are not only no longer affiliated, but now also only professional for the second half of the season (his time in Niles came in the old New York-Penn League’s final season).

Jose Cedeno (DSL Blue, C): 3-5, 3 R, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 Pickoff – Cedeno followed up his five-RBI pro debut with three more as part of this offensive outburst on Tuesday.

Jeffrey Mercedes (DSL Blue, 3B): 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 1 CS – Mercedes’ professional debut was an impressive one, to say the least.

Jaison Chourio (DSL Red, CF): 1-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E – Chourio’s three-run homer in the second was the biggest single swing of the bat on a day when the bats were working nonstop at the Guardians’ Dominican Complex.

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