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The Matt Morris Report: 7/8/14

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JaCoby Jones continued to hit the longball, and Bradenton and the DSL Pirates ran up the score. Jamestown and Bristol were rained out.

-- Indianapolis came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Lehigh Valley, 4-2.  Casey Sadler gave up two runs in six innings on eight hits and one walk.  He struck out five.  John Holdzkom, Wirfin Obispo and Andy Oliver each threw a perfect inning in relief.  It was Holdzkom's first appearance in AAA.  Jaff Decker was 3-5 with a double and Robert Andino 2-4 with a triple.  Dean Anna was 1-3 with a double and a walk.

-- Altoona lost game one of its doubleheader with Erie, 8-4.  Zack Dodson gave up a pair of four-run innings, with two of the eight runs unearned.  He lasted three and two-thirds.  Alen Hanson was 1-3 with a walk, Stetson Allie 0-3 with three strikeouts.  Gift Ngoepe went 2-3.

As I'm writing this, the Curve are tied, 5-5, in game two.  Thomas Harlan came up from Bradenton for a spot start and allowed two runs, one earned, in five innings.  He gave up seven hits and a walk, and fanned one.  Unfortunately, the Curve's gas can bullpen gave up hits to the first five batters they saw once Harlan was gone.  Carlos Paulino and Willy Garcia were each 2-3, Hanson 1-2 with a walk, and Allie 0-3 with two strikeouts.  I'll update this if it ends soon enough.

-- Bradenton pounded St. Lucie, 11-5.  Adam Frazier was 3-5 with three RBIs, and Jin-De Jhang (pictured) and Raul Fortunato each 3-4 with a double.  Walker Gourley was 2-3 with a double.  Josh Bell went 1-4 with a walk.  Chad Kuhl gave up two runs over seven innings.  He allowed two hits and four walks, and fanned four.

-- West Virginia lost to Delmarva, 3-2, on a walkoff fielder's choice.  Jones was 1-3 with a walk and his 14th HR, his sixth in eight games.  Reese McGuire was 0-4 and is now mired in a 5-41 slump.  Starter Dovydas Neverauskas allowed two runs over seven innings on five hits and a walk.  He struck out four.

-- The GCL Pirates squeaked by the powerhouse Yankees1, 2-1.  Barrett Barnes and Andrew Lambo continued rehabbing, going 1-3 with a double and 1-5, respectively.  Eric Thomas was 3-3, Julio De La Cruz 2-3 and Bealyn Chourio 2-4.  Nelson Jorge struck out his first four times up before hitting a single, giving him ten consecutive strikeouts.  Starter Gerardo Navarro gave up one run in five innings on two hits and two walks, with one strikeout.  Jose Batista threw two and two-thirds scoreless innings, giving up a hit and two walks, and striking out one.  Cole Tucker sat out the game with a minor wrist injury.  A few notes on this game in the comments.

-- The DSL Pirates stomped the Brewers, 11-2.  Edison Lantigua was 2-3 with two doubles.  Mikell Granberry, Johan De Jesus and Yunelky Adames all had two hits apiece.  Adrian Valerio was 1-4 with a walk.  Starter Yeudy Garcia threw four and two-thirds scoreless innings.  He gave up three hits and three walks, and fanned five.