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Matt Morris Report: Tony Sanchez gets the bat going

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Altoona was off.

-- Indianapolis broke out the bats and clubbed Toledo, 9-3.  Tony Sanchez (pictured) rebounded from a rough pair of games following his trip to AAA, going 3-5 with a double and his first HR.  Deibinson Romero hit his fourth HR, all in his last seven games, and finished 2-4 with a walk.  Alen Hanson was 2-5, Pedro Florimon 2-4 with a triple and Hunter Morris 2-4.  Elias Diaz was 0-4 as the DH.  Casey Sadler allowed two runs in seven innings on four hits and two walks, while striking out five.  John Holdzkom again showed that he's not an option for the major league bullpen for the time being, as he allowed a run in the 9th on two hits and two walks.  He struck out the side, but even there he had trouble with the strike zone:  two whiffs came on 3-2 pitches, the other on a 2-2 pitch.  Overall, he threw only 16 of 34 pitches for strikes.

-- Bradenton piled up 19 hits, but stranded 16 runners and won by a relatively modest 6-3 margin over Jupiter.  Jose Osuna was 4-4 with two doubles and a walk.  Edwin Espinal was 3-5 and JaCoby Jones 3-6.  Jin-De Jhang went 2-5, dropping his average to an even .500.  Austin Meadows was 2-5 with two doubles and a walk, but Reese McGuire had a rough day, going 0-6.  Justin Sellers continued his rehab, going 2-6.  Starter Matt Benedict gave up one run and fanned six in five innings.

-- West Virginia won game one of its doubleheader with Lexington, 3-2, in walkoff fashion in eight innings.  Michael Suchy scored the winning run after reaching second on a single and a wild pitch.  Jerrick Suiter got a two-out infield hit on which the second baseman threw the ball away, although no error was charged.  The Pirates continued to show faith in Dovydas Neverauskas' arm, as they started him again after two very rough outings to open the season.  Neverauskas lasted five innings despite walking four.  He gave up three hits and two runs, and struck out four.  Jake Burnette, who's been moved out of the rotation, followed with three scoreless innings, allowing one hit and two walks, and fanning two.  Suiter went 2-3 and Taylor Gushue 1-3 with a double and a walk.  Cole Tucker, Tito Polo! and Jordan Luplow all went 1-4.

The Power, playing mostly with the B team, also won game two, 5-2.  Pablo Reyes and Chase Simpson each hit his second HR.  Kawika Emsley-Pai went 2-3.  Starter Miguel Rosario gave up one run on six hits and a walk in five innings.  He struck out three.