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The Matt Morris Report: 7/11/14

Tyler Glasnow fanned ten, JaCoby Jones had five hits spread over two games and two days, Tony Sanchez broke out of his slump, Jamestown broke out of its slump, and Altoona blasted six HRs.

-- Indianapolis lost to Columbus, 5-4.  Sanchez went 4-4 with three doubles, Chris McGuiness 3-5 and Robert Andino 2-5.  Adam Wilk struck out eight and walked none over seven innings, but allowed five runs.

-- Altoona won a wild one from Harrisburg, 13-12 in 11 innings.  The Curve set the stage by scoring seven in the first three innings, only to have Orlando Castro, making his first AA start, give the runs right back.  Castro had a rough day, lasting only three innings and giving up the seven runs on seven hits and two walks.  He fanned four.  Altoona eventually took a two-run lead into the bottom of the 9th, only to blow it due to two throwing errors by third baseman Dan Gamache.  Alen Hanson, who was 3-5 on the day, hit his ninth HR to put the Curve back in front in the 10th, but Ryan Beckman couldn't hold the lead.  Jarek Cunningham hit a pinch-hit HR, his fifth, in the 11th, and this time Beckman made it stand up.  Drew Maggi went 4-6 with his third HR, Stetson Allie 2-6 with his 14th, Keon Broxton 2-6 with a double and his seventh HR, Andy Vasquez 2-6 with his sixth HR, and Gift Ngoepe 3-5.  Castro even joined in the fun, getting a sac bunt and an RBI single in his first two professional plate appearances.

-- Glasnow hit his pitch limit after five and two-thirds innings.  He allowed no runs on seven hits and a walk, and Bradenton went on to edge Tampa, 2-1.  Glasnow threw 97 pitches, 62 for strikes.  Josh Bell went 3-4 and Walker Gourley 2-3.  More on this game in the comments.

-- West Virginia won the continuation of its suspended game with Greensboro, 8-3.  Jones was 4-4, Reese McGuire 2-4 with a double, Michael Fransoso 2-4 with his second HR, and Elvis Escobar 2-4 with a triple.  Cody Dickson allowed one run in four and two-thirds innings before the rain came.  He gave up three hits and two walks, and struck out three.

The Power lost the regularly scheduled game, 6-3.  Luis Heredia continued to struggle, allowing five runs, four earned, in five and a third innings.  He gave up four hits and two walks, and struck out only one.  Brett McKinney didn't help, allowing two runners inherited from Heredia to score.  Danny Collins was 2-3, both doubles.  Erich Weiss, who's been in a lengthy slump (.209 average in June, .179 so far in July) was 2-3.  Jones was 1-3.

-- Jamestown broke its ten-game losing streak, beating Tri-City, 8-6.  Every hitter in the Jammers' lineup had at least one hit.  Kevin Ross was 2-4 with a double and Carl Anderson 2-5.  Francisco Aponte hit his first HR.  Andrew Lambo went 1-4 with a walk.  Marek Minarik allowed one run in five innings on two hits and two walks.  He struck out two.  Andres Mendoza gave up five runs in relief, all unearned.

-- Bristol pounded Bluefield, 10-5.  The Pirates had 14 hits, all singles.  Nick Buckner and Enyel Vallejo each went 3-4.  Pablo Reyes was 2-5 with a walk.  Starter Omar Basulto threw four shutout innings.  He gave up three hits and a walk, and fanned four.

-- The GCL Pirates lost to the Phillies, 5-4.  Trey Supak, who started, and Mitch Keller each threw three innings.  Supak allowed a run on four hits.  He walked two and struck out one.  Keller allowed no runs on a hit and a walk.  He struck out none.  Tito Polo! was 2-4 with a double, Julio De La Cruz 2-3 with a walk, and Bealyn Chourio 2-4.  Cole Tucker returned from his thumb injury and went 1-4 as the DH.  A little more on this game in the comments.

-- The DSL Pirates beat the Cubs, 5-4, in ten innings.  Mikell Granberry singled in the top of the 10th to drive in Edison Lantigua, who had tripled, with the winning run.  Granberry finished 3-5 with a double, Lantigua, who's now hitting .292, 2-5.  Sandy Santos and Yunelky Adames each went 2-4.  Adrian Valerio was 0-4.