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The Matt Morris Report: 7/27/14

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-- Indianapolis lost to Rochester, 6-3, their seventh straight defeat.  Brandon Cumpton sailed along for four innings, but gave up a grand slam in the 5th.  He gave up the four runs in five innings, on five hits and three walks.  He struck out four.  The Indians had only five hits.  Chase d'Arnaud was 2-4, Mel Rojas 1-3 and Andrew Lambo 0-4.

-- Altoona beat Bowie, 6-3.  Willy Garcia was 2-4 with his 14th HR . . . and, of course, two strikeouts.  Gift Ngoepe went 2-4, Josh Bell 2-5 and Alen Hanson 1-5.  Patrick Ludwig gave up three runs on eight hits and four walks in six innings.

-- Bradenton lost to Lakeland, 5-3.  Tyler Glasnow dominated for four innings, but ran into problems in the 5th and 6th.  He came out after five and two-thirds, having fanned nine, but issued four walks.  He gave up four hits and three runs, two of them earned.  Jose Osuna (pictured) went 4-4 with three doubles.  Jordan Steranka was 2-4 with a double.

-- Reese McGuire broke a tie in the top of the 9th with a sacrifice fly and West Virginia went on to beat Rome, 5-4.  Austin Meadows was 3-5 and Edwin Espinal 3-4 with a walk.  Wyatt Mathisen returned from a month on the disabled list to go 2-4 with a double.  Erich Weiss was 2-5, and McGuire and JaCoby Jones were each 1-4.  Jones drew just his fifth walk since May.  Luis Heredia gave up four runs in six innings on eight hits.  He walked none and struck out none.

-- Jamestown allowed only three hits but still lost to Auburn, 3-1.  Jake Brigham went three innings on a rehab stint, allowing no runs or hits, walking one and striking out five.  Taylor Gushue provided the only Jammers run with his fifth HR.  New signee, SS Trace Tam Sing, went 1-3 in his Pirates debut, but also committed two errors.

-- Bristol lost to Greeneville, 7-3.  Starter Omar Basulto gave up five runs, three earned, in three innings.  Jose Salazar was 3-4 with two doubles and Edgardo Munoz 2-4.