Lambo homers twice, Gomez has hitless start

Andrew Lambo homered in each game of a twinbill and Jeanmar Gomez had a much better rehab start, while Jamestown lost its first despite a good start by Dovydas Neverauskas.

West Virginia is still off for their All-Star break.

-- Indianapolis swept a doubleheader from Norfolk. In game one, Jeanmar Gomez threw five hitless innings in his second rehab start as Indy won, 8-1. He walked one, struck out four and threw 37 of 52 pitches for strikes. Jose Contreras threw one inning, allowing a hit. Atahualpa Severino allowed a solo HR in the 7th. The Indians did most of their damage against top Orioles prospect Kevin Gausman. Josh Harrison went 3-4 with a double and his third HR, and Andrew Lambo hit a three-run HR, also his third. Chase d'Arnaud went 2-4 with a triple and Tony Sanchez went 1-3.

The Indians took game two 5-3 in ten innings. Andy Oliver reverted to Bad Andy, walking seven in four and two-thirds and getting lifted after walking in the tying run. He gave up four hits and fanned seven. Brooks Brown followed with three and a third scoreless innings of relief. Tony Sanchez had a chance as a pinch hitter to put his team ahead in the top of the 10th, but hit into an inning-ending double pl......, oh, wait, that was some other, much older guy. Sanchez actually doubled in the go-ahead run and came around to score on a single by Lucas May. Andrew Lambo went 3-5 with a double and his fourth HR. Darren Ford and Ivan De Jesus, Jr., each had a single and a double, and May had two hits.

-- Altoona dropped New Hampshire, 5-2. Eliecer Navarro made his AA debut, allowing two runs, one earned, over six innings. He gave up four hits and two walks, and fanned five. Gregory Polanco went 2-3 with a double and a triple, and Alex Dickerson drove in three runs with a sac fly and his sixth HR.

-- Bradenton lost to Jupiter, 3-2. Matt Benedict allowed two runs in five innings and dropped to 0-7. The Marauders had only five hits, getting only one in the first five innings off top 50 prospect Andrew Heaney. Alen Hanson went 1-4 with three strikeouts and his fifth error in his last four games.

-- Jamestown suffered its first loss of the season, blowing a six-run lead and dropping a 7-6 decision to Mahoning Valley. Starter Dovydas Neverauskas (pictured) threw four scoreless innings, stretching the Jammers' season-opening scoreless streak to 22 innings before he allowed a run in the 5th. He gave up four hits, walked none and struck out three. Dave Jagoditsh followed Neverauskas and, after striking out the first batter he faced, hit four batters in a row. That ended his outing, but the two relievers who followed, Kurt Yacko and Axel Diaz, weren't much better. The three of them combined to hit five batters and walk seven over three innings. They weren't helped by Jamestown committing four of its five errors in that span. In the end, Diaz walked in the winning run. Jodaneli Carvajal and Harold Ramirez each went 2-4. Elvis Escobar went 1-5 with a double and committed two errors. Catcher Max Rossiter made his pro debut, going 1-3 with a walk and two RBIs.

-- The DSL Pirates1 lost to the Rockies, 8-1. Yomifer Polanco had two hits.

-- The DSL Pirates2 beat the Orioles2, 6-2. Edgar Figueroa went 4-5 with a double, Carlos Munoz 3-4 with a double, and Steven de la Mota 3-4 with a HR and three RBIs. (I don't think any of the three are actual prospects.) Starter Julio Vivas allowed two runs, both unearned, over five innings. He fanned six.

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