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Minor League Roundup: Good Day for Upper Level Hitters

The roundup of Saturday's action:

-P- Indianapolis beat Louisville, 10-3. The entire top half of the order had good days. Gorkys Hernandez and Starling Marte each went 3-4, with Hernandez adding a double and Marte a walk. Matt Hague went 3-5 with his 2nd HR and three RBIs. Jeff Clement went 3-5 with a triple and his 10th HR, and three RBIs. Chase d'Arnaud, who played second with Jordy Mercer at short, went 2-5. Daniel Cabrera gave up one run in six innings. Duke Welker threw a scoreless inning and Evan Meek gave up a two-run HR.

-P- Altoona got a solid start from Tim Alderson and beat Birmingham, 8-2. Alderson allowed the two runs in six innings on five hits and two walks, with two strikeouts. Mike Colla threw three scoreless innings to earn a save. Matt Curry and Brock Holt led the offense. Curry went 3-5 with two doubles; he has an OPS of 1.079 in his last ten games. Holt went 2-4 with a double and three RBIs. Stefan Welch went 2-3 with two walks and Oscar Tejeda went 2-4.

-P- Colton Cain had an uneven start as Bradenton dropped a 6-2 game to Palm Beach. Cain fanned seven in 5.1 IP, but he also gave up six hits, two walks and three runs. Both of the Marauders' runs scored on Kawika Emsley-Pai's first pro HR.

-P- West Virginia got walloped by Delmarva, 9-3. The Power had only four hits, all singles. Starter Nick Kingham struggled, giving up six hits, four walks and five runs, with four Ks.

-P- Like the other class A affiliates, State College couldn't get any offense going, costing them a 3-1 decision to Mahoning Valley. Jake Burnette allowed a two-run HR in the first, but threw four scoreless innings after that. He gave up five hits, walked none and fanned three. Relievers Pat Ludwig, Emmanuel De Leon and Logan Pevy each fanned two in one inning.

-P- The GCL Bucs got hammered by the Blue Jays, 12-2. Colten Brewer struggled with his control, giving up only two hits but walking four in four innings. He allowed four runs, three earned, and fanned four. Yhonatan Herrand, a Dominican pitcher who throws in the upper 90s at times, allowed five earned runs in a third of an inning, despite allowing just one hit. Adalberto Santos continued his rehab, going 3-5 with two doubles. Wyatt Mathisen went 1-3, Eric Wood 1-2 with a double and a walk.

-P- The box score for the DSL Pirates1 is unavailable. I'm going to keep noting that here until gets so embarrassed that they finally get with the program. Shouldn't take long . . . .

-P- The DSL Pirates2 won, 7-1, over the combined D'backs/Reds team. Angel Sanchez, a 6'7", 19-year-old LHP, allowed one run in five innings on three hits and three walks, with two strikeouts. Infielder Jordan Galvez went 2-5 with a triple.