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


Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 4, Omaha Storm Chasers 2
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 9, Harrisburg Senators 5
High-A – Lake County Captains 11, Dayton Dragons 2
Single-A – Delmarva Shorebirds 12, Lynchburg Hillcats 6
Rookie – Arizona Complex League Guardians 13, Arizona Complex League Rangers 5
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Red Sox Red 7, Dominican Summer League Guardians Blue 4
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Royals Glass 7, Dominican Summer League Guardians Red 4


Peyton Battenfiekd (Columbus, SP): W (5-4), 6 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K – Battenfield followed up his one-run effort last Thursday with this gem.  While he has been inconsistent to start the 2022 campaign,these two outings provide hope for him to become more consistent with his very good to great outings.

Hunter Gaddis (Akron, SP): 5.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (earned), 4 BB, 10 K, 1 HR allowed – Gaddis came within one bad pitch of 5.2 no-hit innings as he struck out ten or more for the third time in his last six starts.

Tanner Bibee (Lake County, SP): W (1-1), 5.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (earned), 2 BB, 10 K, 1 HR allowed – Bibee earned his first individual victory as a professional with this stellar effort that saw him tie his career-high in strikeouts.


James Karinchak (Columbus, RP): H (2), 1 IP, perfect, 1 K – Karinchak makes it back-to-back perfect outings as he progresses towards his return to the major league bullpen.

Gabriel Arias (ACL, DH): 2-4, 2 R, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 SB – Arias continues to improve as his rehab assignment goes on, this time with his first multi-hit game of the stint.

Miguel Vinicio (ACL. RP): 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K – A solid start to Vinicio’s rehab stint and official season.


Will Benson (Columbus, DH): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K – Benson led off the Clipper scoring on Tuesday afternoon in Omaha (the Storm Chasers play at a different park than the College World Series) with his eleventh homer of the season, tying for the team-high with…

David Fry (Columbus, 3B): 1-4, 2 RBI, 2 K – While Fry didn’t homer to keep himself in the team lead by himself, his two-run single in the eighth was crucial as it provided the margin of victory after Omaha scored a pair in the ninth.

Tyler Freeman (Columbus, SS): 3-5, 1 R – While Freeman didn’t drive in any runs, he did score one of them (on a Nolan Jones sac fly in the eighth) and provided half of the Clip Show’s hits.

Bo Naylor (Columbus, C): 0-3, 1 BB, 3 K – Don’t expect these Triple-A growing pains to last long for Naylor the Younger.

Eric Rodriguez (Akron, C): 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E – Rodriguez, who has not hit well this season, has suddenly exploded for eleven total bases in his last two games after amassing only seven in his first twenty,  Hopefully, this is the evidence of something clicking with his swing.

Chris Roller (Akron, LF): 2-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – It was deuces wild in Roller’s statline as he posted his first multi-double game of the season.

George Valera (Akron, RF): 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K – Valera’s two RBI brought his season total to 42, good for the team lead and a tie for fifth in the Eastern League.

Johnathan Rodriguez (Lake County, LF): 3-5, 3 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI – J-Rod doubled his season home run total on a stellar night at the plate.

Milan Tolentino (Lake County, 2B): 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB – Not only did Tolentino extend his High-A career-opening on-base streak to six games with this multi-hit effort, he was also spectacular with the glove.

Gabriel Rodriguez (Lake County, 3B): 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – G-Rod’s 1-for-13 mini-slump of last week is squarely in the rearview mirror following a pair of multi-hit games.

Michael Amditis (Lake County, starting C): 4-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI – Amditis was perfect on Tuesday night before being pinch ran for by fellow Captain backstop Zac Fascia in the seventh inning.  By the way, these four LC offensive performances I just profiled:  6-7-8-9 in the batting order.  THAT’S depth.

Jorge Burgos (Lynchburg, CF): 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K – Burgos extended his team lead in RBI by driving in his 37th run of the season on a ninth-inning fielder’s choice.

Will Bartlett (Lynchburg, DH): 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – Bartlett’s team-leading 14th double of the season (sixth in the Carolina League – second among non-Salem Red Sox {they have all of the top four]) was one of his three hits to open this first half-ending/second-half opening series (first three games are first half, last three are second half).

Isaiah Greene (Lynchburg, LF): 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS – After seeing a nine-game on-base streak come to an end on Sunday, he started another streak on Tuesday.

Hugo Villalobos (Lynchburg, RP): 2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K – Five strikeouts and a groundout is a pretty good mix of out types.

Wuilfredo Antunez (ACL, CF): 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Antunez has a 1.204 OPS through his first nine stateside games, all of which he has reached base in.

Juan Benjamin (ACL, 2B): 2-3, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SF, 1 SB, 1 CS – Benjamin, like Antunez, has started the season on a lengthy on-base streak (eight games) and has a quadruple-digit OPS (1.129)

Angel Genao (ACL, SS): 3-6, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – Amazingly, given the final score, Genao’s third-inning homer was the Guardians’ only extra-base hit of the game.

Jeffrey Mercedes (DSL Blue, SS): 2-4, 1 R – Mercedes extended his career-opening on-base streak to eight games with his second straight multi-hit game and fourth straight with multiple total bases.

Nelson Aranguren (DSL Blue, 1B-C): 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI – Aranguren has started his second season (and first full one) on a tear, slashing .444/.448/.741.

Pedro Hernandez (DSL Red, DH): 2-4, 2 RBI, 1 HBP,  1 SB – Hernandez has multiple hits in exactly half of his professional games so far (five of ten).

Miguel Lopez (DSL Red, LF): 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B – Lopez hit his second double and second triple of the season on Tuesday, bringing his extra-base hit total on the season to four, half of his eight overall hits, good for a ,223 ISO on top of his .296 average.

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