Pimentel pitches OK, Creasy better

Bradenton got rained out again on Friday.

-- Indianapolis blew a 5-1 lead, but ultimately beat Toledo, 6-5, when Felix Pie scored on a balk in the bottom of the 11th.  The Indians have had increasing trouble with their bullpen lately, as Duke Welker and Ryan Reid haven't been pitching well and the team's veteran relievers, like Brooks Brown and Erik Cordier, haven't pitched well with any consistency.  Stolmy Pimentel allowed only four hits and a walk in six and a third inning, but was charged with three earned runs when Brown let two inherited runners score.  Pimentel struck out two and threw only 53 of 97 pitches for strikes.  Welker allowed no runs or hits, and two walks, in an inning and a third, but also let an inherited runner score.  Cordier showed why teams keep giving him chances, retiring all six hitters he faced, five on strikeouts.  Andrew Lambo went 0-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.

-- Altoona lost to Harrisburg, 8-5.  Andy Vasquez and Justin Howard each had two hits.  Alen Hanson went 1-5 and Gregory Polanco 1-4.

-- West Virginia improved its record against Lakewood to 19-3 with a 3-1 win.  Jason Creasy (pictured) continued to pitch well, allowing one run in five innings on four hits and two walks.  He fanned five.  Ryan Hafner threw two scoreless innings in relief.  Dilson Herrera went 3-4 with a double.  The Power had only one other hit.  Josh Bell went 0-3.

-- Jamestown got hammered by Tri-City, 10-4.  Adam Frazier went 3-5, Harold Ramirez 2-5 with a triple, and Michael Fransoso 2-4.  Jeff Roy went 2-5 and stole his 22nd base in 26 tries.  The pitching didn't have too much to recommend it, other than Buddy Borden making his second appearance.  He gave up two hits, a walk and no runs, and struck out three, in an inning and two-thirds.

-- The GCL Pirates gave up only three hits, but lost to the Yankees1, 3-1.  It was Catcher Day, as the rehabbing Wyatt Mathisen went 3-3, Daniel Arribas 2-4 and Reese McGuire 1-3.  Austin Meadows went 0-4 with three strikeouts, the first two against a lefty who appears to be pretty tough.  Wei-Chung Wang allowed only three baserunners (on two his and a walk) in three and two-thirds innings, but all three came in to score.  He fanned three.

-- The DSL Pirates1 lost to the Rangers, 3-0, in a game shortened to four and a half innings.  The Pirates had two hits.

-- The DSL Pirates2 beat the Nationals, 4-3, in a game shortened to six innings and two outs.  Michael De La Cruz went his standard 1-3 with a walk.  Jose Salazar had a two-run double.  Starter Eduardo Vera allowed just an unearned run in five innings.  He gave up three hits and no walks, and struck out one.

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