Photo credit: Lincoln Horsley

Scoreboard

Triple-A: Iowa Cubs 7, Columbus Clippers 2
Double-A: Erie SeaWolves 11, Akron RubberDucks 10
High-A: Lake County Captains 4, Lansing Lugnuts 2
Single-A: Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Salem Red Sox 3
ACL: ACL Padres 6, ACL Guardians 5
DSL: DSL D-backs Black 9, DSL CLE Blue 0
DSL: DSL Boston Blue 12, DSL CLE Red 8

Highlights

Nolan Jones (RF, Columbus): 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI – In three short innings, Nolan Jones was halfway to the cycle. But the Clippers offense slowed down and Jones didn’t hit the rest of the game. Interesting to see Jones end up with a triple.

Will Brennan (CF, Columbus): 2-4, SB – No doubles, but two total bases and a steal from Will Brennan. He has a .901 OPS this year and a .920 OPS in Columbus. He’s just not slowing down and it’s incredible. He’s also 10/12 on steals as well. He could end up with 10 homers and 15 steals this year.

Micah Pries (1B, Akron): 2-5, 2B, HR, BB, RBI, K – Nothing can keep Pries from hitting. He continues to be on a tear with extra base hits and has pushed his OPS to .829. Pries was good in May and has been even better in June.

Jose Tena (2B, Akron): 2-5, 2 2B, R, 3 RBI, BB – This was a wild affair it was good to see Tena pick up two extra base hits after a big homer in Sunday’s loss, so maybe finally Tena’s bat is starting to get going. He’s had small spurts where it has and hasn’t looked good, but maybe this stretch has some staying power.

Gabriel Rodriguez (3B, Lake County): 2-2, HR, RBI – Another homer from Rodriguez who stays hot and is up to a .791 OPS after a slow start. He did leave this one with a hand injury after taking a line drive off of it.

RHP Tanner Bibee (SP, Lake County): 5IP, 5H, BB, 7K – Bibee finishes June with a 2.01 ERA. Cleveland is pretty typical like other organizations that Bibee may end up with his much deserved promotion after the Futures Game.

Jake Fox (2B, Lynchburg): 2-3, 2B, RBI, 2BB – It wouldn’t be an Around the Farm featuring Fox if he didn’t draw a pair of walks. He doesn’t have the best hitting numbers of anyone on the Hillcats, but he’s been one of their best hitters

Angel Genao (SS, ACL Guardians): 1-4, 2B, 3 RBI  – The three RBI give Genao 10 RBI in 12 games this season

RHP Yorman Gomez (SP, ACL Guardians): 4IP, 6H, 2ER, 9K – Gomez has 28 strikeouts in 16.2 innings as 19 year old in the ACL and has walked just one.  He’s quickly become THE arm to watch in the ACL along with Ryan Webb. 

Victor Izturis (C, DSL CLE Red): 2-3, 2B, 2BI, 2BB –  Izturis hasn’t had a ton of hits, but the OBP looks good for the 17 year old catcher. 

Emilio Taveras (1B, DSL CLE Red): 2-4, 2 2B, 2R, 3 RBI, BB –  Tavares is the other bat and catcher in the DSL to keep an eye on with nights like this. 

Rehab

RHP James Karinchak (RP, Columbus): IP, K – He only threw six of 11 pitches for strikes in this outing, but he struck out a batter and had a clean inning. Now he needs to string a few of them together. His rehab ends in two days.

RHP Zach Pettway (RP, ACL Guardians): IP, H, 2K – Pettway continues to work back from an elbow issue and appears to have had a good night in this one.

Notable Performances

RHP Nick Sandlin (RP, Columbus): IP, H, K – Sandlin on the other hand, threw 10 pitches and nine of them strikes. He allowed a hit but this was a better outing for him and the Guardians bullpen really needs him to find his control again.

Chris Roller (CF, Akron): 2-4, HR, RBI, BB – Roller had an inside the park homer in this wild affair that tied the game at 10-10 in the ninth.

George Valera (LF, Akron): 1-5, HR, RBI – Valera homered in the first inning for Akron, giving him 13 homers, now one more than the 12 doubles he has on the season. He barely had any doubles last year and now he’s back on a home run binge.

Jhonkensy Noel (RF, Akron): 1-4, HR, RBI, 2 BB, K – So far, so good for Noel. He absolutely unloaded on a ball for his first Double-A homer and managed to draw a pair of walks to go with it.

Brayan Rocchio (2B, Akron): 1-4, 2B, RBI, BB  – Rocchio has hits in nine of his last 10 games and now also has an RBI in his last four.

RHP Hunter Gaddis (SP, Akron): 5IP, 6H, 3ER, 2BB, 8K – Not Gaddis’ best start, but proof for him that even when he’s not dominating, he can turn in good starts and miss bats. 

Angel Martinez (2B-3B, Lake County): 2-4 – We’ll see if Martinez can keep up his bat this year where he fell off in the second half in 2021 in Lynchburg and this two hit night is a good sign.

Alexfri Planez (RF, Lake County): 1-4, 2B – Two strikeouts and no walks but Planez keeps racking up extra base hits. There arent many other hitters in the system much hotter than Planez.

Petey Halpin (CF, Lake County): 1-4, HR, 3 RBI  – Halpin flew around the bases for an inside the park homer in the Captains win, counting for his second dinger of the season.

Junior Sanquintin (DH, Lynchburg: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI – He’s only hitting .208 but Sanquintin has his moments.

RHP Alonzo Richardson (RP, ACL Guardians): 3IP, 4H, 3R (0 ER), 2BB, 7K – Richardson lowered his ERA in 3.65 by not giving up an eaned run and managed to fan seven.

Nelson Aranguren (C, DSL CLE Blue): 1-2, 2B – Arenguren had the only extra base hit for team DSL blue, the seventh of the year for the 18 year old catcher.

Rafael Ramirez (3B, DSL CLE Red): 2-4, BB, SB – At 16, Ramirez is one of the younger players in the DSL for the Guardians and stands 6’0 already and is off to a strong start.

Yefri Rivera (2B, DSL CLE Red): 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI – The 18 year old shortstop had a 1-10 stretch recently but broke out in this one. 

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.