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The Matt Morris Report: 7/9/14

Everybody was in action on Wednesday.

-- Indianapolis lost to Lehigh Valley, 7-4.  Starter Jay Jackson gave up all the runs over five and a third innings.  Brent Morel, finding himself behind Matt Hague on the depth chart, was 3-4.  Jaff Decker was 2-3 with a double.  Chase d'Arnaud and Robert Andino also had two hits apiece.

-- Altoona blew an early 4-0 lead and lost to Erie, 6-4.  Stetson Allie was 3-4 with a double, and Alen Hanson and Dan Gamache each 2-4 with a double.  Starter Pat Ludwig allowed five runs in six innings.

-- Bradenton topped St. Lucie, 6-3.  John Kuchno (pictured) allowed three runs, two earned, in six and two-thirds innings.  He gave up six hits and a walk, and fanned two.  Jordan Steranka was 2-4 with two doubles and three RBIs.  Josh Bell also went 2-4.  A little more on this game in the comments.

-- West Virginia dropped a 3-2 decision as Delmarva kept JaCoby Jones in the ballpark.  Kawika Emsley-Pai was 2-3 with a double and Jones 1-4.  Starter Justin Topa gave up the three runs in three and two-thirds innings.  Zack von Rosenberg followed with three and a third scoreless innings, allowing a hit, walking none and fanning three.

-- Jamestown scored two in the 9th but just fell short of Tri-City, 6-5.  Four of the six runs were unearned.  Michael Suchy and Kevin Ross each went 2-4.  Chase Simpson hit his fourth HR and Jordan Luplow his third.

-- Bristol lost to Bluefield, 7-2, dropping the Pirates to a 4-14 record.  Starter Billy Roth gave up five runs, four earned, in four and two-thirds innings.  Derrick Suiter went 2-4 and Edgardo Munoz hit his first HR.  Austin Meadows went 0-3.

-- The GCL Pirates beat the Blue Jays, 7-2.  Starter Nick Hutchings gave up the two runs over five innings.  Carlos Munoz was 2-4 with a double and three RBIs.  Tito Polo!, Bealyn Chourio and Reggie Cerda also all went 2-4.  The only player in the lineup to go hitless was Michael De La Cruz, who went 0-2 with two walks.

-- The DSL Pirates beat the Brewers, 6-4.  Luis Perez was 2-3.  Starter Richard Mitchell gave up one unearned run in five innings.  He allowed three hits, walked none and struck out four.