The Clippers mounted a rally, initiated by a Tim Fedroff triple and led by a 2-4 (2B, 3B) outing from Russ Canzler, but ultimately fell short. Matt Packer was hit around pretty well (6.1 IP, 10 H, 5 R) in his second start with Columbus. Langwell, Barnes, Sturdevant and Wheeler provided 2.2 innings of shaky, but effective relief. Wheeler's scoreless appearance streak has now moved past 10.
Akron failed to get any runs on the board in six innings against former Indians farmhand, Yohan Pino. Brett Brach matched up well against Pino for five innings, but allowed a second run in the 6th before being relieved by Shawn Armstrong. Matt Lawson was back in the lineup for Akron, getting two singles in four plate appearances.
The Mudcats were on the better end of a shutout, Mike Rayl, Rob Nixon and Grant Sides combined to keep Lynchburg off the scoreboard. The offense was once again led by Giovanny Urshela, who went 3-5 with his 10th HR of the season. Urshela is OPSing over 1.100 through 11 games in August.
Leo Castillo, Alex Lavinsky and Jordan Smith all had three hits for the Captains. Jake Lowery added his 6th HR since joining Lake County (8th overall). Elvis Araujo went five innings for the victory, but failed to impress with three runs allowed and just one strikeout.
Jake Sisco was roughed up for six runs in three innings of work, the fifth outing in a row he has given up at least three runs. Mahoning Valley had five doubles in the game, including knocks from Joseph Wendle, Charlie Valerio, Evan Frazer, Richard Stock and Mitch Nilsson.