Limited action on Wednesday. Altoona was off for their All-Star break, the two DSL teams were rained out, and both Indianapolis and West Virginia had their games suspended.
-- Indianapolis' game with Columbus was suspended after twelve innings with the score 4-4. Andy Oliver struggled again, throwing 74 pitches in only three innings. He gave up three runs on three hits and five walks, while striking out four. Ryan Reid, Jose Contreras and Duke Welker combined to throw five innings, allowing just one unearned run that was charged to Contreras. Atahualpa Severino threw the last four innings before the rains came. He allowed no runs, one hit and one walk, and fanned three. Alex Presley, Jared Goedert, Matt Hague, Tony Sanchez and Jerry Sands each had two hits. Goedert homered in the 9th, his tenth, to tie the game. Felix Pie hit his seventh. And, finally, Brian Bocock hit his first HR in his first game with his new organization, inspiring a new refrain to a well known song:
Oh, call me up, Neal - I'm ready to play today;
Call me up, Neal - I'm ready to play today;
Look at me, I can be better than Inge.
-- Bradenton lost to Palm Beach, 4-2. The two Marauder runs came on solo HRs by Dan Gamache and Stetson Allie. It was Gamache's second and Allie's second for Bradenton. Allie went 2-2 with two walks. Alen Hanson went 0-2 with a walk. Adrian Sampson struggled in the 1st, giving up three runs, but threw five scoreless innings afterward. He gave up six hits and a walk overall, and fanned three.
-- West Virginia's game with Kannapolis was suspended after three innings with the Power ahead, 3-0. Josh Bell was 1-2 with a double and Raul Fortunato 2-2. Luis Heredia allowed a hit and a walk, and fanned one in three innings.
-- Jamestown beat Hudson Valley, 8-4. Adam Frazier and JaCoby Jones continued to spark the offense. Frazier went 2-3 with a walk. Jones, playing center, went 2-5 with his first pro HR. Francisco Aponte, Andrew Dennis and Jeff Roy all went 2-4. Cody Dickson gave up two runs in four innings on four hits and two walks. He struck out four. Cesar Lopez retired all nine hitters he faced, fanning four.
-- The GCL Pirates outlasted the Blue Jays, 9-8. Reese McGuire (pictured) went 3-5, Austin Meadows 1-4, and Nick Buckner 1-3 with a walk. Daniel Arribas went 3-4 with a walk, Luis Urena 2-3 with a double and two walks, and Trae Arbet 1-4 with three RBIs. Andy Otamendi threw the last two innings without allowing a run to get the save. He fanned four.