Photo credit: Jay Gehres/Courtesy Columbus Clippers

SCOREBOARD

Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 8, Rochester Red Wings 5
Double-A – Altoona Curve 2, Akron RubberDucks 1
High-A – Lake County Captains 6, Great Lakes Loons 5 (10 innings)
Single-A – Lynchburg Hillcats 14, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 13
Arizona Complex League: ACL Cubs 6, ACL Guardians 4
Dominican Summer League: DSL CLE Red 8, DSL HOU Blue 2 (COMPLETED FROM 7/4)
Dominican Summer League: DSL CLE Blue 4, DSL BOS Blue 4 (SUSPENDED in 7th)

HIGHLIGHTS

Will Brennan (Columbus, LF): 3-4, 2 1B, 2B, BB, R, SB – It might only be three games but Brennan is slamming .417/.462/.500 in August after a three-hit contest on Friday. He has a team-high eight games with three hits this season.

Randy Labaut (Akron, RP): 3.1 IP, 1 BB, 4 K – The southpaw followed the 1:19 rain delay and was lights out for the ‘Ducks. He carried the torch for 3.1 scoreless innings as Altoona was held hitless into the seventh inning. He surpassed his season-best for a scoreless outing (3 IP – done three times, once in Akron).

Aaron Pinto (Akron, RP): 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K – After pitching in 28 games for the Clippers, Pinto stepped into the bullpen in Akron with a season-high three scoreless frames. After Williams and Labaut kept the Curve no-hit through five innings, Pinto took the no-hitter into the seventh before a one-out single broke it up. He held the Curve scoreless to send the game to the ninth 0-0.

Mason Hickman (Lake County, RP): 3 IP, 6 K – Hickman tossed three perfect innings of relief, his best relief outing of the season. Since returning to the bullpen on July 23rd, he has thrown nine scoreless frames with 14 strikeouts.

Junior Sanquintin (Lynchburg, 1B): 4-6, 3 1B, 2B, RBI, 2 R, 2 K – He tallied four hits (a season-high) in the comeback win, including three singles. In four August games, Sanquintin is hitting .529 (9-of-17) as he has improved his average 34 points since the turn of the calendar.

REHAB

Aaron Civale (Columbus, SP): 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K – Civale made his third rehab appearance in Columbus (first since going on IL with right wrist inflammation) and tossed four innings. The right-hander worked through four innings, throwing 55 pitches and 35 strikes. In his outing, he scattered two doubles, a single and a pair of walks to go with three strikeouts.

Bryan Lavastida (Akron, C): 1-4, 1B, RBI, K – Lavastida plated the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning in a scoreless contest. His RBI knock gave him a .364 average for the month of August as he looked closer to the Mendoza line at Akron (.196).

Christian Cairo (ACL, DH): 1-4, 1B, 2 RBI, R, K – Cairo had his third appearance of his rehab appearance, getting a two-run single in the second inning.

BEST OF THE REST

Trenton Brooks (Columbus, 1B): After his two-double game on 6/24, Brooks has been in a 2-for-21 slump. He capped a five-run third inning with his sixth homer of the year (first since July 13).

Franmil Reyes (Columbus, RF): 1-5, 2B, RBI, R – Reyes got his first hit back in a Clippers uniform on Friday as he doubled in a run in the third inning. Reyes contributed the first run of the ballgame on a fielder’s choice/error situation in the first inning.

Jose Fermin (Columbus, 3B): 1-3, 1B, BB, 2 SB – Following a five-game hit streak from 7/8-7/24, Fermin has only reached base three times in the last seven games. He reached base twice and walked for the first time since July 4th. He swiped two bases as well which was the first time he had successfully stolen a base since May 19th.

Bo Naylor (Columbus, C): 1-4, 1B, BB, R – With a hit in seven straight games and ten of the last 11 contests to go along with reaching base in 23 of the last 24 games, Naylor singled and walked on Friday.

Gavin Williams (Akron, SP): 1.2 IP, 3 K – Williams had a rain-shortened start in Altoona as Mother Nature cut his start short in the second inning. The game was delayed for 1:19 after he retired three of the first five batters by strikeout.

Angel Martinez (Lake County, SS): 2-5, 1B, 2B – Martinez took his hitting streak to 12 games (the longest in the organization) with two hits on Friday, his fifth multi-hit game of the streak.

Alexfri Planez (Lake County, RF): 1-4, HR, RBI, R, BB, 2 K – Planez homered for the second time in the series, this time a solo shot in the seventh as Lake County pulled within one, 5-4. He has 15 home runs this season, sitting second in the active LC standings behind Johnathan Rodriguez and ahead of Joe Naranjo.

Mike Amditis (Lake County, C): 1-4, HR, RBI, R, 2 K – The backstop is on a three-game extra-base hit streak, including his first home run of the year. He sent the game to extra innings with a leadoff blast in the bottom of the ninth.

Gabriel Rodriguez (Lake County, 3B): 0-1, RBI, SF – For not even starting the game, Gabriel Rodriguez still found a way to get his second walk-off of the series. He entered in the seventh after Milan Tolentino was ejected and stepped into a bases loaded spot in the tenth inning. He lifted the game-winning sacrifice fly to score Joe Naranjo.

Alaska Abney (Lake County, RP): 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K – Abney worked out of trouble in the fifth and sixth inning for his sixth straight scoreless outing (11 of the last 12 appearances). He entered in the fifth with two on and one out, ending up with the bases loaded. He fanned the final batter before working around a leadoff single in the sixth inning. He only allowed one hit in the last 7.1 scoreless innings.

Yordys Valdes (Lynchburg, SS): 2-6, 2 1B, 3 RBI, R – Valdes continued his hit streak to eight games with a multi-hit game. He drove in three runs in Lynchburg’s seven-run comeback (twice).

Juan Benjamin (Lynchburg, 2B): 3-4, 3 1B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K – In his second game with Lynchburg, Benjamin singled three times (his third three-hit game of the season).

Cesar Idrogo (Lynchburg, RF): 2-4, 1B, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K – Idrogo homered for the first time since August 10th, 2018 as he reached base three times and scored every time. In 11 games with the Hillcats this season, he has hit safely in eight of them. He started the seven-run ninth inning with a two-run single.

Elvis Jerez (Lynchburg, RP): W (2-2), 1.2 IP, 1 H – Jerez retired five of the six batters that he faced as he was only one of two pitchers that didn’t struggle with the Pelicans.

Zach Pettway (Lynchburg, RP): Sv (1), 1 IP, 1 K – The 16th round pick in 2021 earned his first professional save with a scoreless ninth inning.

Angel Genao (ACL, SS): 2-4, 1B, 2B, K, CS – Genao had two hits in the loss on Friday, including his fifth double of the season.

Manuel Mejias (ACL, C): 1-3, 1B, 2 RBI, BB, K – Mejias also drove in two runs in a four-run second inning combined with Christian Cairo.

Filipino Santos (ACL, RP): 1.2 IP, 1 BB – He is holding a five inning scoreless streak over three appearances after he concluded the fourth inning after the Guardians allowed five runs to the Cubs.

Darlin Noboa (ACL, RP): 1 IP, 3 K – Noboa closed the sixth inning with a trio of punchouts.

Luis Flores (DSL Blue, RP): 2.1 IP, 1 H, 3 K – Flores has 6.1 consecutive scoreless innings after another 2.1 innings pitched on Friday.

Erickson Sarita (DSL Blue, LF): 1-2, 1B, 2 RBI, HBP – His 13 game on-base streak continued with a RBI single and he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Nomar Velasquez (DSL Blue, SS): 1-2, 1B, RBI, 2 BB, SB – He is 12 of 14 on stolen base attempts this season to go along with his 10th RBI of the campaign.

Rafael Ramirez (DSL Red, 2B): 2-4, 2 1B, RBI, BB, R – Ramirez singled twice which was part of a six-game hit streak at the time (game was started on July 4th).

Yefri Rivera (DSL Red, 3B): 1-2, 1B, 2 BB, 2 R, K – Rivera notched a season-best two walks and scored twice for the sixth time in 2022. He stole his third bag (at the time).

Jason Chourio (DSL Red, CF): 1-3, 3B, RBI, 2 R – Chourio tripled and scored twice in the first half of the game as he was subbed out nearly a month later.

Robert Cruz (DSL Red, RP): W (2-1), 4 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K – Cruz entered after the 30 day delay and went four scoreless innings in relief.

Miguel Lopez (DSL Red, LF): 1-2, 1B, RBI, 2 R, BB – He singled home a run and scored twice as he was only in the July portion of the contest.

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