Liriano and Contreras rehab, Holmes puts up some zeroes

Francisco Liriano was dominant in his first rehab outing and Jose Contreras was less so in his, while West Virginia drew a bunch of walks and Clay Holmes had a strong start

A full slate on Monday:

-- Indianapolis scored three in the 8th to edge Toledo, 5-4. Brandon Cumpton made his first AAA appearance as the starter, going five and a third and allowing four runs. Duke Welker followed with two and two-thirds scoreless innings, giving up one hit and fanning two. Vic Black got the save with a 1-2-3 9th, fanning two. Newly optioned Josh Harrison went 3-5 with a double in his first game for Indy. Jerry Sands went 2-4. Brandon Inge went 1-4 with a double, a walk and three strikeouts to vault his average up to .139 during his rehab.

-- Altoona, which has been struggling to score runs lately, got shut out by Richmond, 2-0. David Bromberg, who was one of several minor league veteran pitchers the Pirates had stashed in extended spring training, made his first appearance as the starter and gave up the two runs in five innings. The Curve managed only five singles at the plate, one of them by Bromberg.

-- Bradenton's miserable early season continued as the Marauders dropped a three-hit shutout to Jupiter, 5-0. Francisco Liriano made his first rehab appearance and dominated, throwing three perfect innings and fanning six. Jose Contreras made his first rehab appearance, throwing one scoreless inning before allowing two runs in his second inning. Zack von Rosenberg allowed the final three runs in three innings of work. Gregory Polanco went 2-4 with a double. Bradenton had only one error as Alen Hanson got the day off. P2 has a report on Liriano's and Contreras' performances here.

-- West Virginia staged a walkathon, drawing 11 of them in a 6-0 win over Greenville. Raul Fortunato stayed hot, going 2-4, Walker Gourley hit his first HR, and Max Moroff went 1-3 with two walks. Clay Holmes started and had little trouble, allowing just three singles until issuing his first two walks with one out in the 5th. That led to his departure. He fanned four and threw 49 of 75 pitches for strikes. Ryan Hafner pitched the last two innings, allowing a hit and two walks, and fanning two.

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