Lots of action on the farm.
-- Indianapolis dropped a 9-7 decision to Rochester. The Indians banged out 14 hits as Josh Harrison went 4-5 with two doubles and a triple, and Andrew Lambo (pictured) went 3-5 with his sixth AAA HR. His line with Indy is now 283/362/667 and he has 20 HRs total on the year. Alex Presley had a single and a double. Brandon Cumpton may have suffered a bit of a letdown in his return to AAA, as he gave up six runs, five earned, on eight hits and two walks in five innings. He fanned six. Jose Contreras allowed a run on two hits and a walk in one inning.
-- Altoona dropped a doubleheader to New Britain. The Curve lost game one, which was actually the completion of a game suspended yesterday after two innings, by a 9-2 count. Nick Kingham "started," picking up in the third inning and tossing five scoreless frames before giving up two runs in his sixth inning. He allowed two hits and two walks. fanned five, and threw 63 of 89 pitches for strikes. Andy Vasquez and Carlos Paulino each had two hits.
The Curve lost game two, 6-3. Spot starter Kenn Kasparek gave up all six runs in the 1st inning. Nate Baker and Jhonathan Ramos combined for six scoreless innings after that. Baker, who's struggled mightily this year, allowed no hits, walked two and fanned six in four innings. Charlie Cutler went 3-3 and Adalberto Santos homered, his fifth. Gregory Polanco did not play in the doubleheader due to shoulder soreness from a diving catch. He's expected to play on Thursday.
-- Bradenton lost to Charlotte, 3-2, in what was basically a rigged game. David Price threw five shutout innings, fanning eight, which is an unusually long stint for a rehab start at such a low level. Marauders starter Joely Rodriguez allowed three runs, two earned, on seven hits and a walk in five and a third innings. He struck out two. Alen Hanson went 0-5 and Stetson Allie went 0-4 with two strikeouts. Jose Osuna went 2-3 with a double and Willy Garcia threw out two baserunners.
-- Down to its last at-bat twice, West Virginia rallied twice to beat Hagerstown, 7-6, in 12 innings on a walkoff single by Max Moroff. The Power plated four runs in the 1st, but didn't score again until they were trailing, 5-4, in the bottom of the 9th. Barrett Barnes tied the game with a one-out HR, his third. The Power fell behind again in the 12th by a run, but pushed across two runs on a walk and three singles. Starter John Kuchno allowed three runs in five innings. Pat Ludwig pitched the last three innings, allowing only an unearned run. Barnes finished 2-6 and Moroff 2-5 with a double and three RBIs. Dilson Herrera went 0-5 with a walk. Josh Bell was back out of the lineup again.
--Jamestown couldn't hold an early 3-1 lead and lost to Batavia, 4-3. Seventeenth round pick Justin Topa lost the game in relief, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in four innings. He struck out three. Starter Jackson Lodge gave up two runs in five innings. Jared Lakind, drafted as a first baseman, made his mound debut, allowing one hit in one inning. Yhonathan Barrios went 2-3 with his first HR.
-- The GCL Pirates left 11 runners on base in getting shut out by the Phillies. Luis Urena went 3-4, and Candon Myles and Maximo Rivera each went 2-4. Starter Wei-Chung Wang pitched well but took his second loss. He gave up one run in four and a third innings. He walked none and fanned four.
-- The DSL Pirates2 beat the Tigers, 9-6. Edgar Figueroa went 3-4 with a double and Jhoan Herrera 2-4 with a double. Michael De La Cruz went 1-4 with a double and a walk.
No result was available for the DSL Pirates1.