West Virginia was off on Monday.
-- Indianapolis beat Columbus, 8-3, in 12 innings. Starter Brandon Cumpton allowed two runs in five and a third innings. Ryan Reid, newly returned from Pittsburgh, allowed both of Cumpton's runs to score, then one of his own. Jose Contreras and Vic Black (pictured) had identical lines, each retiring six straight batters with three strikeouts. Duke Welker is shown as recording a save in the box score, even though he entered to start the bottom of the 12th with a five-run lead. All nine Indy starters had at least one more hit than Brandon Inge today (or yesterday, or 12 of his previous 13 games), as the team totaled 16. Andrew Lambo went 3-6 with two doubles and Alex Presley 3-5. Tony Sanchez, Josh Harrison and Felix Pie each went 2-6 with a double.
-- Altoona lost to Erie, 7-6. Luis Sanz allowed a run in the top of the 9th to lose the game after the Curve had tied it with three in the bottom of the 8th. Alex Dickerson went 3-4 with a double and Adalberto Santos 2-5 with his sixth HR. Mel Rojas, Jr., went 1-3 with a double and two walks. He now has a respectable 266/334/402 line after posting a .628 OPS in April. Gregory Polanco went 1-5.
-- Bradenton dropped a 1-0 game to Charlotte. Joely Rodriguez allowed the one run on six hits and a walk in seven innings. He fanned three. Alen Hanson went 0-3 with a walk and two strikeouts. Stetson Allie went 0-4 with two strikeouts.
-- Jamestown lost two to Batavia. The first was the completion of a suspended game in which Jamestown had been trailing, 4-0. Oddly, Isaac Sanchez was on the mound when the game was suspended and again when it resumed. He got credit for pitching eight innings, allowing four runs, all in the 1st. He gave up nine hits and two walks, and fanned four. Jamestown came back to tie the game, 4-4, but Batavia won, 5-4, with a 9th inning run off Kevin Kleis. Francisco Aponte and Elvis Escobar each had two hits for the Jammers.
Jamestown lost the regularly scheduled game, 2-1. Shane Carle allowed just an unearned run on four hits and no walks in five innings. He fanned two. Six different Jammers had one hit apiece.
-- The GCL Pirates lost to the Yankees1, 7-5, in ten innings. Reese McGuire had an adventurous day in the field. I saw the first two innings and, in the second, he had a runner thrown out stealing, but SS Trae Arbet couldn't handle the throw. McGuire then picked the same runner off second by a wide margin, but Arbet again couldn't handle the throw. The hitter eventually struck out on a ball in the dirt and McGuire threw wide of first. The ball went all the way to the fence in right field, allowing both the runner and the hitter to score on the strikeout. At the plate, McGuire went 1-4, as did Arbet, who had a triple. Luis Urena went 2-5 with a double. Starter Cesilio Pimentel gave up three runs, one earned, in three innings on four hits and a walk. He fanned three.
-- The DSL Pirates1 lost to the Rangers, 8-1. The Pirates had only three hits, two by Rodney Polonia.
-- The DSL Pirates2 lost to the Nationals, 5-1. The Pirates had only four hits in this one.