Triple-A: Iowa Cubs at Columbus Clippers – PPD (Double-header 9/4/22)
Double-A: Altoona Curve 7, Akron RubberDucks 1
High-A: Lake County Captains at Great Lakes Loons – PPD (Double-header 9/4/22)
Single-A: Lynchburg Hillcats 8, Kannapolis Cannon Ballers 7


Dayan Frias (3B, Lynchburg): 2-5, HR, RBI – Frias’ homer was the first Hillcats run of the game and it didn’t come until the fourth inning. It was his sixth of the season. 

Angel Genao (SS, Lynchburg): 1-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI, 2BB – On top of his double, Genao’s second walk of the game came in the seventh inning with the bases loaded, which “drove” in the eventual winning run in the game for the Hillcats. Perhaps the young infielder is starting to settle in at Low-A. 

Robert Broom (RP, Akron): 4.1IP, 2H, BB, 3K – Not many cases where a middle reliever is a highlight in the system, especially for Broom, who has had a tumultuous season. But Broom has been valuable in Akron with how he has been relied upon to soak up innings when things pop up, like short outings and injuries. He’s been extended beyond what you ask normal relievers multiple times. His career probably hasn’t continued upon the path he or Cleveland would have guessed, but he’s certainly been a good org soldier this year and hopefully gets a reward for that somehow.

Notable Performances

Doug Nikhazy (SP, Akron): 1.2IP, 7H, 7ER, 2BB – It was a tough Double-A debut for Nikhazy. Walks, never hits, was his problem in High-A. Well, a good Double-A lineup like Altoona, hit him plenty in his Double-A debut. 

Jorge Burgos (RF, Lynchburg): 1-2, 2RBI – Burgos continues to have a steady season, driving in the tying runs in the seventh inning for the Hillcats with his single.

Victor Planchart (C, Lynchburg): 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI – Planchart has had an up and down offensive season to this point, but the young C-1B drove in a run in the Hillcats comeback in the fifth inning here. 

Sergio Morillo (RP, Lynchburg): 2IP, H, 4K, SV  –  Morillo sports an ERA over 6.00, but the 22 year old has 42 strikeouts in 26 innings, and eight of the 14 runs he’s allowed in 20.1 innings came in two outings, so he’s been pretty good despite his numbers this year.


  1. It seems to me that RP Sergio Morillo should be discussed in one of the Highlights articles or in an article about Lynchburg. By my count, he now has 23 Ks in his last 5 outings and 10.1 innings. I’ve seem one video of him, and it appears that he has a 4-seam, mid-90s FB that misses bats and a wipeout SL that is one of the best I’ve ever seen. I don’t know whether the pitch is repeatable, but the results of Morillo’s last 5 outings suggests that it is.

    I think Morillo also has a CB that I haven’t seen, and possibly one other pitch. I don’t know the quality of the CB or the other pitch, as I haven’t seen them.

  2. For some reason I didn’t see the comment about Morillo at the bottom of this article. Sorry about the oversight.

    Regardless, based on his recent performances, he could be a fast riser, and it would be nice if you could dig up some video on him, and possibly analysis.

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