Photo credit: Gary Streiffer/Courtesy Lynchburg Hilllcats


Triple-A – Nashville Sounds 6, Columbus Clippers 2
Double-A – Altoona Curve 3, Akron RubberDucks 2
High-A – Lake County Captains 11, , Fort Wayne TinCaps 10 (13 innings)
Single-A – Fredericksburg Nationals 3, Lynchburg Hillcats 1
Rookie – Arizona Complex League Guardians 7, Arizona Complex League Cubs 3
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Colorado 13, Dominican Summer League Guardians Blue 5
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Royals Stewart 10, Dominican Summer League Guardians Red 5


Tanner Bibee (Akron, SP): ND, 5 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP – Bibee got out of a rough Double-A debut inning (2 H, 1 HBP) unscathed and went on to dominate the rest of his outing as the next wave of Guardians starting pitchers continue their inexorable march towards Progressive Field.

Angel Martinez (Lake County, SS): 3-6, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB (intentional), 2 K – Martinez has had multiple-hit nights with a homer in each of the two games he has played in this series (last night and the Fourth of July).  Those two efforts are among the five multi-hit games during his current eight-game on-base streak.

Alexfri Planez (Lake County, RF): 2-6, 4 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K,1 SB – Despite stranding the bases loaded twice, Planez still had a huge game that included an outfield assist, his tenth home run of the season, and…oh yeah, extending his hitting streak to 18 games with his fourth straight multi-hit games (all four he has played in July – 14 total bases for the month).

Reid Johnston (Lynchburg, SP): ND, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R (unearned), 1 BB, 10 K, 1 WP – Johnston set yet another season/career high in strikeouts as he hit double digits for the first time in an effort that, like Bibee’s, was wasted by the bullpen and a lack of run support.


Bryan Lavastida (Akron, starting C): 0-3, 2 K – Lavastida got five innings in behind the dish in his first rehab game.


Will Benson (Columbus, RF): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 K – Benson hit his 13th homer (resulting in his 35th RBI of the season) in the eighth and walked twice to b one of two Clippers to reach base thrice last night.

Alex Call (Columbus, LF): 1-2, 1 2B, 2 BB – Call was the other, in his case hitting his th double of the season for his hit.

Bo Naylor (Columbus, C): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – Naylor hit the other Columbus homer in the second to extend his on-base streak to seven games.

Will Brennan (Columbus, CF): 1-4, 1 K – Brennan started new hitting and on-base streaks on Thursday after seeing unbroken stretches of 12 and 16, respectively, ended on Wednesday.

Andrew Misiaszek (Columbus, RP): 1.2 IP, 1 H, 4 K – Misiaszek’s Triple-A ERA now stands at 6.14 (For those who don’t know, Columbus’ area code is 614.) after he struck out four of the five batters he faced (He did face one above the minimum as the first of his five outs was picking off an inherited runner.).

Brayan Rocchio (Akron, SS): 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HBP, 1 SB, 1 E – Rocchio has nine total bases in the two games played so far in this series and extended his hitting streak to eight games on Thursday night.

Eric Rodriguez (Akron, backup C): 1-1, 1 2B – Rodriguez doubled in his only plate appearance after replacing Lavastida to extend his hitting streak to five games with a plate appearance (one defensive-only appearance during this stretch).

Micah Pries (Akron, 1B): 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B – Pries’ hit streak now stands at 13 games following his fourth-inning double, his 14th of the season.

Raynel Delgado (Akron, 3B): 1-3, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 E – Delgado hit his first Double-A triple in the second.

Petey Halpin (Lake County, CF): 2-6, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB ,1 K, 1 E – Halpin’s pair of RBI included a pretty important one in the top of the 13th.

Jonathan Rodriguez (Lake County, LF): 2-7, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 K – Rodriguez’s hitting streak now stands at 12 games after this multi-hit effort that included a third-inning grand slam.

Milan Tolentino (Lake County, 3B-2B): 2-6, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – Tolentino is off to a hot start to the month of July, with at least one hit in each of the four games he has played (part of a six-game streak) as well as an RBI in both games played so far in Fort Wayne.

Aaron Bracho (Lake County, starting 2B): 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Bracho rebounded from a 1-for-9 homestand vs. Lansing with this offensive explosion.

Davis Sharpe (Lake County, RP): W (3-1), 3.2 IP, 1 R (unearned), 1 BB (intentional), 4 K – Sharpe ate parts of four innings in a high-pressure situation to earn a well-deserved relief win.

Richard Paz (Lynchburg, DH): 1-3, 1 RBI – Paz drove in his 30th run of the season on a seventh-inning single.

Wuilfredo Antunez (ACL, CF): 0-4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP, 2 SB – Antunez stole both second and third in the eighth after getting hit by a pitch and scored on a throwing error on the latter attempt.  The steals bring his season total into double digits (ten).

Angel Genao (ACL, 2B): 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K – Genao is slashing .333/.418/.478 (in Arizona, admittedly) after his second straight two-hit game.

Sterling Romero (ACL, LF): 3-5, 2 K – Romero’s late start to his official season hasn’t meant rust as he has started his 2022 campaign on a five-game hitting streak.

Maick Collado (ACL, 3B): 1-2, 2 R, 3 BB, 1 E – Collado extended his season-opening on-base streak to twelve games and improved his isolated plate discipline to .141, thanks largely to a 7:12 K:BB ratio.  This plate discipline is nothing new as he finished his rookie campaign in the DSL in 2021 with a 23:27 K:BB ratio and .162 isolated discipline.

Manuel Mejias (ACL, DH): 2-5, 2 RBI, 2 K – Mejias has reached in six straight after this multi-hit Thursday night.

Daniel Figueroa (ACL, RP): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K – Figueroa rebounded from allowing his first run of the season on June 27 with this scoreless sixth in his return from suspension.

Bienvenido Polanco (ACL, RP): H (3), 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K – Polanco has not allowed a run in his last three outings (3.1 innings combined).

Jose Cedeno (DSL Blue, C): 2-3, 1 R, 1 HBP, 1 E – Cedeno is now slashing .426/.549/.630 during a career-opening 16-game on-base streak following his fourth two-hit game in a row.

David Leon (DSL Blue, 1B): 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB,1 K – Leon has improved significantly in his age 18 year, slashing .324/.425/.471 with six RBI in eleven games after a .203/.413/.220 rookie season with only four runs driven in over the course of 24 games with both the Indians Blue and Indians Red (The OBP last season was largely a product of a 15:19 K:BB ratio, this season he is 6:6.).

Nomar Velasquez (DSL Blue, SS): 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E – Velasquez’s third-inning solo shot was his first home run in an official professional game.

Kevin Rivas (DSL Red, 2B): 2-5, 2 R, 2 3B, 2 RBI,, 2 K – Rivas’ two-triple performance was the highlight of a rough day for the Guardians Red.

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