Cleveland minor league recap for June 12, 2021
Columbus Clippers 2, Iowa Cubs 9
Box Score · Clippers fall to 13-20
Ernie Clement went 2-for-4 and Daniel Johnson reached twice but few others stepped up for Columbus in last night’s loss. Scott Moss struggled through 1.2 innings, though the bullpen behind him faltered as well.
I am wondering if the injuries and absences at the major league level are beginning to tax the depth of the system overall. It is likely too early to draw any conclusions about this, sometimes “stuff” becomes a “Thing” when you are absolutely not prepared for anything of the sort.
Guess you should do the Thing, huh?
Akron RubberDucks 7, Altoona Curve 5
Box Score · Captains improve to 19-12
The RubberDucks won this matchup between the best nicknames in minor league baseball. Oscar Gonzalez tormented Altoona with three hits and five runs batted in. Only one of the RBIs came on his home run, so he was simply hitting when the team needed it all night long.
Put it this way — the team went 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position and I believe Gonzalez went 2-for-2.
The offensive surge washed out a tough start for Shane McCarthy. In 4.1 innings he allowed two home runs and four earned runs off of six hits. He didn’t walk anybody, but ask Josh Tomlin if that alone is always enough.
Lake County Captains 8, Fort Wayne TinCaps 5
Box Score · Captains improve to 18-16
Quentin Holmes went 3-for-5 with two strikeouts.
This may be something to keep an eye on as Holmes ramps back up. In only 16 at-bats he is slashing .563/.632/.750. He is likely to be a player of the week on the podcast.
Tanner Burns walked three but didn’t hurt anybody in the process during five shutout innings. Fort Wayne threatened to threaten late, but five runs after the fifth still left them three short.
Lynchburg’s double-header to make up games that were postponed by rain was postponed by rain. Two separate double-headers are scheduled for June 12 and June 30 now.
Hope you like baseball, kids.