Minor League Roundup: Good Days for Robbie Grossman, Matt Curry and Bryan Morris; Alen Hanson Gets Some More Hits

Here's the summary of Wednesday's action:

-P- Indianapolis beat Norfolk, 3-1. Jo-Jo Reyes somehow gave up only one run in five innings, despite nine hits and two walks. He fanned five and is now 4-0. Bryan Morris threw 3.2 IP in relief, allowing no runs, one hit and no walks. He fanned three and allowed no baserunners until a one-out single in the 9th. Doug Slaten got the last out after walking a batter to pick up a cheap save, his fourth. Gorkys Hernandez had a double in three ABs and threw a runner out at home. Jeff Clement and Eric Fryer also had doubles. Former Pirate Dana Eveland allowed two runs over eight innings to take the loss for Norfolk.

-P- Altoona took a big lead early for the second straight night, then hung on for an 11-8 win over Erie. Robbie Grossman broke out of his slump, going 3-5 with a double, triple, walk and a steal. Matt Curry homered for the second straight game, his second on the year, and also doubled in six ABs. Over his last ten games, Curry is slugging .632; overall he's hitting 306/368/471. Brock Holt hit his first HR, Tony Sanchez went 2-5 with three runs, and Jeremy Farrell went 2-3 with two doubles and two walks. Organizational pitcher Matt McSwain allowed two runs over six innings and got the win. Kris Harvey allowed six runs to reduce the Curve's lead from nine runs to three, but Duke Welker allowed no runs over 2.2 IP to pick up his second save. He gave up one hit and fanned one.

-P- Bradenton won, 4-3, in 11 innings over Charlotte. Tyler Waldron started and went six innings, allowing a run on four hits and a walk while fanning four. Josh Poytress threw two scoreless innings and now has allowed just one run over 18 IP, split between the two class A levels. Quinton Miller, now the Marauders' closer, blew a 3-1 lead in the 9th when he allowed a two-out, two-run double. Evan Chambers won the game with a two-out, walkoff single, driving in Wes Freeman, who'd led off the bottom of the 11th with a double. All of Bradenton's starters had one hit except Gift Ngoepe, who went 0-5. Until Chambers' hit, all of their runs had come on a Stefan Welch three-run HR, his third. Mel Rojas, Jr., had a double and Alex Dickerson went 1-2 with two walks.

-P- West Virginia split a doubleheader with Asheville. The Power dropped game one, 6-3, as Zack Dodson got bombed. He allowed six runs on ten hits over 3.1 IP, walking none and striking out four. Alen Hanson went 1-3 with a walk and Willy Garcia hit a two-run HR, his third. The Power won game two, 5-3. Hanson went 2-4 with a double and is now hitting .411. Kirk Singer went 2-3 with a double and Jose Osuna also had a double. Mike Jefferson started the game and allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits and a walk over five innings. He fanned five. Nick Kingham was originally listed as the probable starter, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Emmanuel De Leon threw two scoreless innings for his third save.

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