Allie HRs twice, Herrera drives in four

Stetson Allie, Dilson Herrera and Orlando Castro all have big days, Jerry Sands seems to have found his power somewhere, Tony Sanchez does a lot better on offense than defense, and Charlie Morton continues his rehab

Tuesday's games:

-- Indianapolis lost a wild game to Pawtucket, 9-8. Indians' pitchers allowed only six hits, but the team was done in by seven walks and five errors. Three of the latter were by Tony Sanchez, including two wild pickoff throws. Andy Oliver started and gave up only four hits in five innings while striking out six. He walked four, though, and was charged with six runs, three earned. Duke Welker struggled for the third straight time, giving up three runs in an inning and two-thirds on two hits and three walks. To make matters worse, Vic Black left the game with an as-yet unknown injury after retiring one batter. Sanchez did better at the plate, going 2-2 with two walks and his fourth HR. He's now hitting 310/425/550. Matt Hague and Josh Harrison each went 3-5, with Hague getting three doubles and Harrison two. Jerry Sands also went 3-5, with a double and his third HR, all coming in the last four games. Jared Goedert hit his fifth HR.

-- Charlie Morton had an OK rehab start, but Altoona still lost to Reading, 3-0. Morton went four and two-thirds, throwing 48 of 80 pitches for strikes. He gave up two runs on four hits and two walks, and fanned three. The Altoona offense managed only four singles and fanned 11 times. An indication of just how bad the Curve hitters are: Not only is Altoona last in the Eastern League in OPS, the Curve trail the second-worst team by more than the second-worst team trails the best team. Gift Ngoepe and Adalberto Santos both left early in the game for unknown reasons.

-- Bradenton also got shut out, 7-0, by Tampa. Starter Robby Rowland allowed only two hits in five innings, but he had a control meltdown in the 1st that led to four runs. Overall he walked four and fanned two, and was charged with five runs, four earned. Like Altoona, Bradenton had just five singles. Alen Hanson went 1-4 and Gregory Polanco 2-4.

-- Stetson Allie (pictured), Dilson Herrera and Max Moroff led the offense as West Virginia walloped Kannapolis, 9-3. Allie homered twice and walked in four ABs. He now has a dozen HRs on the year. Herrera went 3-5 with his fourth HR and four RBIs. Moroff went 2-4 with a walk. Josh Bell went 0-5. Orlando Castro had another strong start, posting six shutout innings and allowing only two hits. He walked one and struck out four. Ryan Hafner struggled in the 8th and 9th, and wasn't able to finish. He went two and two-thirds, giving up three runs on five hits and three walks, while fanning three. Even with the poor outing, Hafner's allowed only 20 hits in 27.1 IP while striking out 37.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker