Bo Naylor (Columbus, DH): 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – Naylor has been hot at the plate as of late, getting a hit in nine of his last ten games and reaching safely in 22 of his last 23 (last Wednesday being the game preventing both from being streaks). Not surprisingly, this has led to calls from him to make the drive up I-71. Whether he does before this season is out remains to be seen.
Gabriel Arias (Columbus, SS): 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP – Arias has been hot lately, with three home runs in the past two series and two of those coming in multi-hit game (yesterday and last Sunday in Louisville). Said stretch has also included six of his nine RBI since returning from injury in mid-June. He seems to be completely over his injury. Is another stint in Cleveland next?
Logan Allen (Columbus, SP): W (1-3), 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 Pickoff – After making slow but steady improvement as he adjusted to Triple-A hitting throughout the month of July, everything seems to have clicked for Allen in his August debut. While it is only one game, it does provide hope that Allen’s rise through the system will continue to be a quick one.
Alberto Mendez (DSL Blue, 2B): 3-4, HR, 3 RBI – This was Mendez’s first homer of the 2022 campaign and the 18 year old has an .875 OPS this year.
Evelio Hernandez (DSL Blue, SP): 4IP, 2H, 8K – This outing gives Hernandez 36 strikeouts in 29 innings this year.
Christian Cairo (ACL, 2B): 1-2, BB – Cairo collected his first hit of his rehab as he continues to come back from over a month out now with an injury.
BEST OF THE REST
Alex Call (Columbus, CF): 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – Call has reached base in each of his three games since being optioned from the Big Club on Monday (although, he may have preferred an 0-fer to getting plunked twice on Tuesday).
Oscar Mercado (Columbus, LF): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – Mercado’s sixth-innings solo shot proved crucial due to a late-inning bullpen meltdown.
Kevin Kelly (Columbus, RP): 1.1 IP, 3 K, 1 HBP – While the 106:10 K:BB ratio Kelly posted over his first two professional seasons at lower levels was obviously not going to translate to the high minors, his 48:16 mark between the Clippers and Double-A Akron this season is nonetheless highly impressive.
Joe Naranjo (Lake County, 1B): 2-2, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 BB (1 intentional), 1 E – After going homerless for the month of July, Naranjo has sent the ball over the Classic Park fence two nights in a row.
Johnathan Rodriguez (Lake County, RF): 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI. 4 K – Speaking of homers, J-Rod has mashed one in six of his last eight games played, a stretch during which he is slugging.857 with a .514 ISO.
Aaron Davenport (Lake County, SP): ND, 5.1 IP, 3 H. 1 R (earned), 3 BB. 3 K, 1 HR allowed – Davenport was stellar in his first outing of August, rebounding from a 7.47 July ERA.
Raymond Burgos (Lake County, RP): H (6), 2.2 IP, 1 H, 4 K – Burgos continues to rack up the strikeouts, with his K/9 now standing at 9.13.
Zach Hart (Lake County, RP): L (4-2), 2 IP, 1 R (unearned), 1 BB, 3 K – Hart takes the hard-luck loss despite a stellar effort due to Naranjo’s eleventh-inning throwing error.
Dayan Frias (Lynchburg, 2B): 2-4, 1 SB – Frias broke out of a 3-for-32 slump with this multi-hit effort.
Isaiah Greene (Lynchburg, CF): 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – Greene had the team’s only RBI, his 30th of the season, on the same evening that he stole his 27th base of the 2022 campaign, extending his team lead..
Richard Paz (Lynchburg, DH): 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K – Paz’s ninth double of the season was the Hillcat’ lone extra-base hit of the night.
Lexer Saduy (Lynchburg, RF): 2-4, 1 R, 1 K – Saduy is hitting .395 with a pair of total bases in each game of the current series in Myrtle Beach.
Braunny Munoz (Lynchburg, SP): ND, 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R (earned), 3 BB, 3 K, 2 WP – Munoz rebounded from a seven-run start last Friday as he continues to make his case for a return to the corner of SOM Center and Vine.
Franco Aleman (Lynchburg, RP): 1 IP, 1 K – Aleman has allowed only one earned run in six innings since his return from the IL on July 23.
Esteban Gonzalez (ACL, CF): 1-3, 2BB – Gonzalez had a strong DSL campaign in 2021 but hasn’t quite repeated in 2022 but he was on base three times in this one.
Wardquelin Vasquez (ACL, SP): 4.2IP, H, 2ER, 4BB, 8K – Vasquez’s walks seem to come in bunches. He’s walked one or two in a few starts, and none in some, but four and five in two different starts. But the 21 year old has pitched pretty well this season.
Emerson Purroy (DSL Red, LF): 2-4, 2BB, 2B – Purroy hasn’t had a ton of hits this year, but he’s been good at drawing walks and had one of the few good nights in the DSL Red on this night.
Christopher Espinola (DSL Red, CF): 2-4, 2B, RBI – Espinola drove in the only run of the night for the DSL Red squad.
Yorfran John (DSL Blue, SS): 2-3, RBI – John has only played eight games in 2022 but this was by far his best.
Erickson Sarita (DSL Blue, LF): 2-3, RBI, SB/CS – Sarita stole his second base in addition to his two hits but was also thrown out for the first time in three tries.
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