Photo credit: Gary Streiffer/Courtesey Lynchburg Hillcats

Scoreboard

Triple-A – Louisville Bats 6, Columbus Clippers 5
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 12, Harrisburg Senators 4
High-A – Fort Wayne TinCaps 6, Lake County Captains 5
Single-A – Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Fayetteville Woodpeckers 3

STRIKEOUT-PALOOZA

Logan Allen (Columbus, SP): ND, 6.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R (all earned), 1 BB, 9 K, 2 HR allowed – Normally, an eight-hit, five-run outing is not the stuff of Around the Farm, especially when he had the worst strikeout total of any pitcher in the org that night..  It is, however, when that strikeout total is nine. (Reliever Ian Hamilton added one more strikeout, so all four affiliates reached double digits on Tuesday night.)

Tanner Bibee (Akron, SP):  W (5-1), 6 H, 4 R (3 earned), 1 BB, 10 K, 1 BK – Bibee also had a relatively rough night on the mound (allowed as many earned runs as in his five starts combined – 30 innings), but he also struck out a prodigious number of batters.  His K:BB ratio for the 2022 campaign now stands at 153:23 (6.65), with those punchouts accounting for just under 42.3% of all the outs he has recorded in his rookie season.

Ryan Webb (Lynchburg, SP):  W (1-1), 5 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 10 K – Webb, like Bibee, struck out ten en route to both team and individual victory.  In Ryan’s case, the individual accolade was his first as a professional and came in only his second start in which he pitched long enough to qualify for it.

Rodney Boone (Lake County, SP): ND, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R (earned), 12 K, 1 HR allowed – Boone came within one bad pitch of hurling six shutout frames as he got exactly two-thirds of his outs via strikeout to lead the organization in Ks on Tuesday night and bring the organizational total for starters to 41 (48 if you include the seven from Shane Bieber’s dominant night on the mound for the Big Club).  While it wasn’t enough to secure the Eastlake nine a crucial victory, it was nonetheless impressive and brought his rookie season K:BB ratio (including Lynchburg) to 137:29 (4.72).

Elvis Jerez (Lake County, RP): 1.2 IP, perfect, 1 K – Jerez’s longest outing for Lake County included the second of two Captain bullpen strikeouts, bringing their total to 15 and the organization’s to 53 (62 if you count the Big Club).

HIGHLIGHTS

Bo Naylor (Columbus, C): 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K – Naylor put on his own personal Home Run Derby in Louisville last night, putting two balls over the fence and whiffing in his other two at-bats.  The trio of RBI bring his Triple-A total to 33, his season number (including Double-A Akron) to 54, and his career tally to an even 180.  Games like this are surely tantalizing to Guardians fans given the Big Club’s offensive struggles during their recently completed homestand.

Johnathan Rodriguez (Akron, RF): 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI – Guys miss the cycle by a triple all the time.  Sometimes, a player misses it by a homer, especially at a park with deep dimensions.  J-Rod was raking so much last night that he missed the cycle by a single.  To top it all off, he did so in only his 17th game at the Double-A level.  This is almost the prototype of the type of performance the “Highlights” heading is designed to recognize.

REHAB

Bryan Lavastida (Akron, C): 0-5, 2 K, 2 PB – Lavastida’s passed balls brought his season total to eight, including three in Akron.

BEST OF THE REST

Will Brennan (Columbus, CF): 2-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K, 1 CS – While the quest for 100 RBI continues to another day (currently at 98), but he got back over .300 (.301) at the Triple-A level with a two-hit night that included his fourth triple of the season, equaling his career-best 2019 total.

Brayan Rocchio (Columbus, SS): 1-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – Rocchio’s double gave him his fifth multi-total base effort in his last eight games (.323/.400/.806 with five RBI and a 4:4 K:BB ratio in that stretch)..

David Fry (Columbus, 3B): 0-3, 1 K, 1 HBP – Fry was plunked for the eighth time this season, a new career high.

Jose Tena (Akron, SS): 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – Tena hit a home run for the second straight game, accounting for half of his September hits.

Jhonkensy Noel (Akron, DH): 2-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Noel has at least one hit in 14 of his last 15 games, a stretch which has seem hom slash .375/.455/.714 with 14 RBI over that stretch.

Micah Pries (Akron, 1B): 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K – Pries drove in his 72nd run of the season on a sixth-inning double.

Eli Lingos (Akron, RP): 2 IP, 3 H, 1 K – Lingos is unscored upon in four September innings after allowing four earned runs over 2.1 frames in his last two August outings.  Oh, and he added the RubberDucks’ eleventh strikeout of the night.

Aaron Pinto (Akron, RP): 1 IP, 1 BB,1 K – Pinto ended the game with a swinging strikeout of  Senators 3B Gilbert Lara to bring the RubberDuck total to twelve and the high-level affiliates tally for the night to 22.

Connor Kokx (Lake County, CF): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, RBI, 1 BB – Kokx kicked off the Captains’ scoring with a solo homer to left in the fifth.

Cesar Idrogo (Lake County, RF): 1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB – Idrogo’s two-run single in the seventh doubled his High-A RBI total.

Milan Tolentino (Lake County, SS): 1-5, 1 RBI, 3 K – Tolentino drove in the first run of the Captains’ attempted ninth-inning comeback for his 25th RBI as a Captain.

Joe Naranjo (Lake County, 1B): 0-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Naranjo finished off the scoring by drawing a bases-loaded walk to reach the 55-RBI plateau for the first time in his pro career.

Carson Tucker (Lynchburg, 3B): 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K – Tucker started one of the, if not the, best nights of his pro career so far with his first non-complex homer in the second to open the Hillcat scoring and then put a bow on said offensive output an inning later with an RBI double.

Dayan Frias (Lynchburg, SS); 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI – Frias also had multiple extra-base hits and both drove in and scored a run in the three-run third.

Yeury Gervacio (Lynchburg, RP): S (1), perfect, 1 K – Gevracio’s first non-complex save was earned in a perfect ninth that included the last of six bullpen strikeouts to bring the tem total to a whopping 16, best in the org last night.

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