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The Matt Morris Report: Rough AAA debut for Adrian Sampson

It was a busy day in the system, with two doubleheaders and nobody rained out.

-- Sampson had a forgettable debut with Indianapolis, leading to a 10-6 loss to Toledo.  He gave up six runs, five earned, on ten hits in three and two-thirds innings.  He walked three and struck out none.  Chase d'Arnaud, Jose Tabata, Brent Morel and Tommy Field all had two hits for the Indians.  Tony Sanchez hit his ninth HR.  Andrew Lambo was 0-4.

-- Altoona dropped a 4-3 decision to Trenton.  Angel Sanchez gave up all the runs on six hits in five innings.  He walked two and fanned five.  Elias Diaz was 2-3, Jarek Cunningham and Andy Vasquez 2-4, and Alen Hanson 1-5.  Josh Bell didn't play.  He's only played in one game in the last five days, for reasons unknown.

-- Bradenton beat Jupiter in the first game of a doubleheader, 3-2.  Shane Carle allowed two runs, one earned, on just two hits in six innings.  He walked and struck out three.  The Marauders had only four hits.

Bradenton lost the second game, 4-3, in 14 innings.  Jason Creasy gave up three runs in six innings.  He allowed seven hits, walked three (which is as many as he's walked in any one month until now) and struck out seven.  As has happened several times now in the system, the Marauders effectively conceded the game by putting Walker Gourley in to pitch the 14th.  Considering that Bradenton is in first place in a close race, that has to be frustrating to the players.  Gourley and Jordan Steranka each went 3-6 at the plate.

-- West Virginia lost to Lexington, 2-1.  JaCoby Jones (pictured) hit his 21st HR in the 1st inning, but the Power managed only one other hit in the game.  They wasted another strong start by Buddy Borden, who threw five shutout innings.  He gave up three hits and two walks, and fanned eight.  Austin Meadows went 0-4 with three strikeouts and Reese McGuire 0-2 with a walk.

-- Jamestown took the first game of its doubleheader with Auburn, 3-1.  Frank Duncan allowed one run on five hits in six innings.  He walked none and struck out nine.  The Jammers had just four hits, all singles.

Jamestown completed the sweep with a 4-3 win.  Montana DuRapau allowed no runs over five innings.  He gave up three hits, walked none and struck out five.  On the day, Jamestown pitchers fanned 20 in 14 innings against weak-hitting Auburn.  The Jammer in game two had just five hits, again all singles.

-- Bristol lost to Kingsport, 5-3.  Starter Junior Lopez allowed four runs in four and two thirds innings.  Eduardo Figueroa, Jerrick Suiter and Nathan Tomaszewski had two hits apiece.

-- The GCL Pirates lost to the Phillies, 8-7.  Henrry Rosario was 2-6 with a double and a triple.  Alexis Bastardo, Julio De La Cruz and Eric Thomas each had two hits.  Cole Tucker was 0-5.

-- The DSL Pirates lost to the Angels, 8-2.  Sandy Santos and Johan De Jesus were each 2-4, Raul Siri and Patrick Reyes each 2-5.  Starter Jherson Esqueda gave up one run in four innings on three hits and a walk.  He struck out three.