Photo credit: TCP Photography/Courtesy Lake County Captains

Scoreboard

Triple-A – Toledo Mud Hens at Columbus Clippers – RAINED OUT
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 6, Erie SeaWolves 4
High-A – Lake County Captains 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 4 (completion of Saturday’s suspended game)
High-A – Lake County Captains 6, West Michigan Whitecaps 3 (scheduled game)
Single-A – Fredericksburg Nationals 4, Lynchburg Hillcats 1

NOTE: Performances from the Captains’ completed game focus upon what happened following yesterday’s resumption of play.  For pre-suspension performances, check out Justin’s ATF covering Saturday’s action.

HIGHLIGHTS

Angel Martinez (Akron, 2B): 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 Sac Bunt, 1 SB  – Martinez impressed, to put it mildly, in his Double-A debut, adapting to the massive jump in talent quickly in a performance that mixed power, speed, and bunting into one great evening of baseball.

Alexfri Planez (Lake County – Scheduled Game, RF): 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B. 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP – Planez’s second multi-extra-base hit game in his last three played carried much of the weight for the Captains offense in the scheduled contest and hopefully represents an escape from Planez’s recent offensive doldrums that have seen his OPS drop 69 points (from .829 to .760) from it’s mid-July (july 15, to be specific) high.

REHAB

Bryan Lavastida (Akron, C): 0-5, 1 R – Lavastida has entered something of a mini-slump, going 0-for-12 over his last three games.  For those wondering, he scored the run after reaching on a fielder’s choice.

BEST OF THE REST

Jhonkensy Noel (Akron, LF): 4-5, 3 R, 1 2B – Hopefully, Noel’s offensive explosion is a sign of him breaking out of his recent slump.

Micah Pries (Akron, 1B): 2-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – Pries has reached in seven straight, including all six games of the Seawolves series, after his second four-total base game in as many days.

Raynel Delgado (Akron, 3B): 2-2, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 1 SB – Delgado drove in his 32nd run of the season between Double-A and High-A as he combined good hitting and plate discipline into a perfect afternoon at the plate.

Kyle Marman (Akron, RP): W (5-2), 1.1 IP, perfect, 2 K – Marman has allowed only one earned run over his last 13 innings, dating back to July 22 (second most recent run was allowed before the All-Star Break on July 14).

Michael Amditis (Lake County – Completed Game, C): 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB,1 K,1 SF, 1 Pickoff Throw – Amditis’ eighth-inning sac fly accounted for the only post-resumption RBi for the Captains, who were held hitless in the the Saturday portion of this contest.

Raymond Burgos (Lake County – Completed Game, RP): H (7), 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K – Burgos, who allowed his only eared run of the month so far on Wednesday, returned to shutting out Midwest League hitters with a pair of scoreless frames to start the day on the mound for the Captains.

Alaska Abney (Lake County – Completed Game, RP): S (2), 1.2 IP, perfect, 2 K – After a rough start to the bottom of the eighth by Jack DeGroat (0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 WP), DeGroat set down the final five Whitecap hitters in order to secure the multi-day victory.

Christian Cairo (Lake County – Scheduled Game, SS): 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 SB, 1 CS – Since being activated from the Injured List on the 11th, Cairo is slashing .333/.471/.481 with an 8:7 K:BB ratio, a far cry from his early-season numbers that were so low that this hot stretch had not gotten him back over the Mendoza Line (currently hitting .183).  Hopefully, this is a sign that those struggles were merely the result of a then-undiagnosed injury.

Connor Kokx (Lake County – Scheduled Game, CF): 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K – Kokx has reached safely in ten straight games, including an active five-game hitting streak, after his second straight multi-RBI game, and fourth in the past fifteen days, brought his total for the month to ten runs driven in.

Aaron Bracho (Lake County – Scheduled Game, 2B): 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E – Bracho reached the 30-RBI mark and extended his hitting streak to eight games on Sunday.

Aaron Davenport (Lake County – Scheduled Game, SP): W (4-6), 6.2 IP, 10 H, 1 R (earned), 1 BB, 5 K – Davenport nearly equaled his hits allowed total from his first three August starts combined (twelve in 14.2 innings), but improved vastly where it counted, allowing only one run after giving up seven in 9.1 frames over his last two outings.

Trey Benton (Lake County – Scheduled Game, RP): S (6), 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 K – Benton, like Abney in the completed game, came in to earn the save after a rough outing by a fellow reliever, in this case Matt Turner (0.1 IP, 2H, 2 ER, 1 BB).

Isaiah Greene (Lynchburg, CF): 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – Greene scored the only Hillcat run of a game in which he extended his on-base streak to 15.

Junior Sanquintin (Lynchburg, 1B): 2-4, 1 RBI – Sanquintin drove in Greene on a sixth-inning single for his 37th RBI of the season, setting a new career high.

Sergio Morillo (Lynchburg, RP): 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP – Morillo set a new stateside single-game career high in strikeouts (I say stateside since he struck out seven DSL Dodgers in his 2018 season debut back when he was a starter.).

Tyler Thornton (Lynchburg, RP): 1 IP, perfect, 2 K – Thornton’s rookie season K:BB ratio now stands at an even 3.00 (51:17) after he struck out two in a perfect ninth on Sunday.

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