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Minor league update for 7/6/21

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A full slate of games with some exciting arms in action, and Luisangel Acuna having a career game

Lightnings over Historical Palu district of Turkey’s Elazig Photo by Enver Hanci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Five games tonight for us to soak in...

Down East sent Gavin Collyer to the mound as their starter. Collyer went 3.2 IP, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks, striking out four. Teodoro Ortega allowed five unearned runs in an inning of work. Marc Church struck out five of the eight batters he faced in 2.1 shutout innings.

Luisangel Acuna tore shit up tonight, with a five for five night that included a double and a homer, as well as a stolen base, raising his OPS on the season to 804. As a reminder, he’s only four months older than Jordan Lawlar. Dustin Harris and Keithron Moss each had a walk and a homer. Thomas Saggese had a double and two walks. Cody Freeman had a pair of hits. Jayce Easley had a single, an HBP and two walks.

Down East box score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/wood-ducks-vs-woodpeckers/2021/07/06/649199#game_state=final,game_tab=,game=649199

Hickory romped with an 8-0 shutout. Cole Ragans started and went three innings — less than usual, but then, he’s appearing in the Futures Game Sunday, so I’m sure they wanted him to throw fewer pitches than normal. 2 Ks and 1 walk, with three hits allowed. Justin Slaten had his second straight scoreless outing, striking out ten in six innings while walking just one.

Jonathan Ornelas had three hits. Blaine Crim was 2 for 5 with a homer. Kellen Strahm had a hit and a walk.

Hickory box score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/crawdads-vs-dash/2021/07/06/643090#game_state=final,game_tab=,game=643090

Jake Latz started for Frisco. In six innings of work he allowed two runs on a fourth inning two run home run, striking out nine and walking one. Blake Bass retired both batters he faced. J.P. Martinez and Josh Jung each had a hit.

Frisco box score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/roughriders-vs-travelers/2021/07/06/647654#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=647654

Joe Gatto allowed a pair of runs in 0.2 IP. Demarcus Evans walked two of the three batters he faced. Ryder Ryan allowed four runs without retiring anyone.

Leody Taveras was two for four with a walk. Yohel Pozo and Curtis Terry each had a single and a double.

Round Rock box score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/skeeters-vs-express/2021/07/06/645221#game_state=final,game_tab=,game=645221

Damian Mendoza started in Arizona. He allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk in 2.2 IP, striking out three. Destin Dotson struck out two in 2.1 scoreless innings.

Justin Foscue and Sam Huff were both in the lineup for the complex Rangers. Huff has been in a few games, but this is Foscue’s first game back. Huff was two for four with a pair of doubles, while Foscue was 0 for 3. Angel Aponte and Yosy Galan were each two for four. Zion Bannister had a hit.

ACL box score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/acl-rangers-vs-acl-royals-blue/2021/07/06/657944/final/box#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=657944