The Matt Morris Report:  7/5/14

Nick Kingham and Tyler Glasnow had uncharacteristically rough starts, and Cody Dickson had an uncharacteristically strong start. And two million-dollar prep pitchers made their debuts.

-- Kingham gave up six runs on ten hits in six and a third innings as Indianapolis lost to Louisville, 8-3.  He walked none and struck out six.  Chris McGuiness went 3-4 with two doubles.

-- Alen Hanson and Keon Broxton each went 2-4 with a double and a HR as Altoona bested Harrisburg, 7-4.  The long balls were Hanson's eighth and Broxton's sixth.  Kelson Brown and Drew Maggi each had two hits, and Stetson Allie was 1-3 with a walk.  Joan Montero allowed one run on four hits and a walk in six innings.  He fanned three.

NOTE:  For those who found John Holdzkom interesting, he's been promoted to Indianapolis to fill an injury-related opening.

-- Glasnow ran into a rare form of trouble, for him; he walked only one, but gave up seven hits in six and a third innings.  That led to four runs, three earned.  He fanned six.  Bradenton lost the game, 4-1, to Palm Beach.  Walker Gourley was 2-3.  Josh Bell went 1-4.

-- Dickson (pictured) has had a mostly rough time in his first full year, but he had an excellent start to lead West Virginia to a 5-1 win over offensive powerhouse Greensboro.  Dickson threw seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits and a walk, and striking out seven.  JaCoby Jones stayed hot, going 2-4 with his eleventh HR and third in five games.  Edwin Espinal was 2-4 with a double and Elvis Escobar 2-4.

-- Jamestown left a dozen runners on base in a 3-2 loss to State College.  Michael Fransoso, Kevin Ross and a rehabbing Dan Gamache all had two hits.  Chase Simpson hit his third HR.  Taylor Gushue was 1-2 with two walks.

-- Bristol committed another five errors, giving them 17 in three games, in an 11-7 loss to Pulaski.  Jerrick Suiter was 2-5 with a double and a triple, Enyel Vallejo 2-4 with a double, and Trae Arbet 1-4 with a double.  Starter Omar Basulto gave up two unearned runs on six hits and no walks in four innings.  He struck out five.

-- The GCL Pirates took advantage of eight walks to beat the Braves, 7-6.  Carlos Munoz was 2-2 with two walks and Andrew Lambo had a HR and a walk in four plate appearances.  Barrett Barnes also continued his rehab, going 0-2 with two walks.  Cole Tucker was 0-4 with a walk.  Mitch Keller and Trey Supak made their first appearances, combining for three and two-thirds scoreless innings.  Keller started and pitched two innings, allowing three hits and no walks, and fanning two.  Supak allowed a hit in an inning and two-thirds.  He also walked none and fanned two.

-- The DSL Pirates gave up seven runs in the last two innings and lost to the Yankees2, 7-4.  Starter Luis Escobar threw five shutout innings, allowing just one hit and three walks.  He struck out three.  Raul Siri was 2-3 with a double and a walk, and Patrick Reyes 2-4 with his first HR.  Adrian Valerio was 1-5 and Edison Lantigua 1-4 with a double.

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