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Scoreboard

Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 10, Iowa Cubs 6 (10 innings)
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 10, Erie SeaWolves 9 (12 innings)
High-A – Lake County Captains 8, Lansing Lugnuts 0 (Game 1 – 7 innings)
High-A – Lansing Lugnuts 4, Lake County Captains 2 (Game 2 – 7 innings)
Single-A – Salem Red Sox 9, Lynchburg Hillcats 3
Rookie – Arizona Complex League Reds 3, Arizona Complex League Guardians 2 (Completion of Suspended Game from 6/25)
Rookie – Arizona Complex League Guardians 3, Arizona Complex League Reds 2 (Scheduled Game – 7 innings)
Rookie – Dominican Summer League League White Sox 7, Dominican Summer League Guardians Blue 0
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Athletics 8, Dominican Summer League Guardians Red 2

HIGHLIGHTS

Bo Naylor (C, Columbus): 3-4, 2B, BB, SB – Remember that slow start Bo Naylor had at Columbus? Well now he’s hitting .300/.408/.550. Granted, still 10 games. But he reached base four times and picked up his first Triple-A steal. He has nine hits in the five games so far at Iowa in this series, all from three, three-hit games now.

David Fry (3B, Columbus): 1-5, HR, 4 RBI – Fry’s grand slam in the 10th gave the Clippers the lead and win. He also elevated the “struggling” offense from just five runs in this contest, to over 10 runs for the fourth straight game for the Clippers, a franchise record.

RHP Peyton Battenfield (Columbus, SP): 6IP, 9H, 3R (2ER), BB, 7K – Great to see Battenfield pick up a few more Ks than normal. He’s kept runs off the board well this year but hasn’t missed bats. So tonight was a good step for him.

Brayan Rocchio (2B, Akron): 3-6, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI – Rocchio finished June on a strong note and has 10 hits the last five games with four doubles and three homers. It was just a matter of time. He’s raised his slugging percentage almost .60 points this series.

Jhonkensy Noel (RF, Akron): 2-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI – Noel has 22 homers in 253 at-bats, has five homers in six games at Akron already, including four in his last two games. 

Petey Halpin (CF, Lake County): 3-7, 2B, 2 RBI – Halpin continues to make progress and show flashes despite his youth for the level. 

Alexfri Planez (RF, Lake County): 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI – The Guardians 20 year old OF prospect continues to stay hot in game one of the Captains double-header.

LHP Rodney Boone (SP, Lake County): 7IP, 3H, 2BB, 7K – A complete game, even if just seven innings, for Boone. That’s technically the second for the Guardians organization by a minor leaguer this year Jack Leftwich had the other, who appears to be joining Lake County after Tanner Bibee’s promotion. 

Ryan Webb (ACL – Scheduled Game, SP): ND, 3.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 earned), 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP – The A-Guards won last night’s scheduled contest despite only getting two hits thanks in large part to good pitching, especially from Webb, whose stellar start could not have come at a better time for him, as yesterday’s promotion of Tanner Bibee to Double-A Akron is likely to lead to a domino effect that will open a spot in the Single-a Lynchburg rotation.

OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

Mitchell Tolman (SS, Columbus): 2-5, 3 RBI – Tolman continues to get at bats with Gabriel Arias up in Cleveland and continues to have a solid year.

Will Brennan (DH, Columbus): 1-4, BB, 2 SB, – Brennan still reached base twice and even though he didn’t hit a double or a homer, he still ended up on second on his own twice thanks to two more steals. He has a .415 OBP this year and is 15/17 on steals.

RHP Nick Sandlin (RP, Columbus): IP, 2BB – Sandlin didn’t allow a run but he walked two more batters, so his control issues continue to be a problem.

Jose Tena (SS, Akron): 2-6, 2B, 3R, 2 RBI – Tena hasn’t been playing every game in Erie but he has five hits in the last three games and also curiously, he’s mostly been the SS while Rocchio has seen more time at 2B.

Micah Pries (1B, Akron): 1-4, 2 BB – A “quiet” game for Pries but maybe he’s getting walked more after the tear he went on.

RHP Robert Broom (RP, Akron): 4IP, 3H, 3R, 2BB, 2K – Broom got the “win” in this game but he’s noted here because he pitched four innings and threw 55 pitches. He’s not a starter but he carried the load for the RubberDucks in extra innings probably unfairly, which might explain the pitching line. He was asked to pitch too long but managed to have just enough gas for the ‘Ducks to have the juice to hang on.

Korey Holland (LF, Lake County): 2-3, HR, 2 RBI – Holland has tapped into some power recently with two of his four homers this year coming in the last two weeks.

Angel Martinez (SS, Lake County): 2-4 – A solid two hit day a the top of the order for the Captains. 

Yordys Valdes (2B, Lynchburg): 2-4 HR, RBI – This was Valdes’s second homer of the season. 

Wuilfredo Antunez (ACL – Suspended Game, CF): 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E – Antunez was the only Guardian with multiple hits in the rain-divided contest – one last Saturday and one last night.

Jose Devers (ACL – Scheduled Game, SS): 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – Devers’ third-inning double was responsible for the A-Guards’ only RBI of the game between their other two runs scoring on separate wild pitches in the same frame.

Darlin Noboa (ACL – Scheduled Game, RP): H (4), 1.2 IP, perfect, 4 K – Noboa picked up his fourth hold in six outings in his scoreless (7.2 innings) stateside debut season by setting down all five men he faced in order, striking out four of them.

Reyden Hidalgo (DSL Blue, LF): 3-4, 1 K – Hidalgo’s three hit day highlighted a rough game for the Guardians Blue offense.

Jesus Montilla (DSL Blue, 3B): 1-3, 1 B – Montilla was the only other player to reach multiple times yesterday for the Blue squa, doing so for the second straight day after only reaching three time total (two walks and a HBP) in his last four games of June combined.

David Leon (DSL Blue, C): 1-4, 1 3B, 1 K, 1 E – Leon’s seventh-inning line-drive triple to center was the first of his professional career and the Guardians Blue’s only extra-base hit of the day.

Frederic Garcia (DSL Blue, SP): L (0-2), 5 IP< 3 H, 2 R (both earned), 7 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR allowed, 2 WP – Garcia is the tough-luck loser after receiving no run support for the longest and best outing of his fourth season in the DSL.

Christopher Espinola (DSL Red, CF): 3-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB -Espinola was the offensive star of the day for the Guardians Red as he extended his hitting streak to seven games.

Brayan Guedez (DSL Red, 3B): 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI – Guedez drove in the other run on a third-inning double.

Javier Tovar (DSL Red, SP): ND, 2 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP – Tovar’s ERA now stands at 1.04 (two earned runs in 17.1 innings) after this pair of scoreless frames.

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