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Matt Morris Report: Ke'Bryan Hayes debuts, Tyler Glasnow returns to AA

-- Adrian Sampson had another rough start, the third time in his last four, as Indianapolis lost to Columbus, 6-1.  Sampson gave up three runs on two doubles and a HR in the 1st before settling down to allow just one more run in the next five innings.  Overall, he gave up nine hits in six innings, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Blake Wood also continued his recent struggles, allowing a run on two hits and two walks in one inning.  The Indians had only three hits.  Gift Ngoepe made his AAA debut, replacing Gustavo Nunez at second early in the game and going 0-3.

-- Tyler Glasnow returned to Altoona following his ankle injury, but the Curve still lost again to Harrisburg, 4-2.  Glasnow allowed two unearned runs, both coming in the 3rd on a walk, an error and a groundball single.  He came out after retiring the first two hitters in the 4th, no doubt due to his pitch count of 70 (47 strikes).  He gave up two hits and two walks, and fanned seven.  Max Moroff was 2-2 with a double and a walk.  Josh Bell was 2-4.  With Gift Ngoepe moving up, Adam Frazier returned to shortstop and went 1-3 with a walk.

-- Bradenton lost to Brevard County, 4-2.  Luis Heredia had another encouraging start.  He threw five scoreless innings, then allowed three unearned runs in the 6th due to two errors.  Heredia allowed just four hits and walked none.  He struck out four and threw 57 of 73 pitches for strikes.  Austin Meadows had his third straight multi-hit game, going 2-4 with a double.  Harold Ramirez was 1-4 with a triple and Reese McGuire 1-4.

-- The West Virginia Power got a 3-2 win over Greensboro in a game shortened by rain to six and a half innings.  Starter Yeudy Garcia gave up one run and seven hits in four innings.  He walked one and struck out six.  The Pirates are clearly trying to manage Garcia's innings, which today passed his total in his debut season last year.  Jordan Luplow hit his fourth HR and Pablo Reyes went 2-2.  Cole Tucker was 0-3 and Connor Joe 0-2.

-- The West Virginia Black Bears lost to Hudson Valley, 7-1.  The Pirates' 2015 draft class continued to mostly struggle, as Bret Helton gave up three runs on three hits and three walks in three innings.  He did strike out five.  Another draftee, Sean Keselica, fared better, throwing two scoreless, hitless innings.  He walked two and struck out three.  The Bears mostly went with the B team, as the only draftees in the lineup were Casey Hughston and Matt Tolbert, both of whom went 0-4.  Hughston is now 1-26, with his only hit a misplayed fly ball.

-- Bristol got blanked by Elizabethton, 6-0.  Trey Supak's second start didn't go nearly as well as his first.  He gave up five runs on eight hits and three walks in three innings.  He struck out three.  Bristol had only two hits in the game.

-- The GCL Pirates hammered the Yankees2, 11-4.  Ke'Bryan Hayes made his pro debut, going 2-4 with a walk.  Michael De La Cruz was 2-5 with a triple and four RBIs, while Jhoan Herrera (pictured) was 3-5 with a double and three RBIs.  Raul Siri stayed hot, going 2-3 with two walks.  Sam Kennelly and Eric Thomas each went 2-5.  Adrian Valerio was 1-6 with a triple.  Clay Holmes  made his second rehab start, giving up three runs, one earned, in four and two-thirds innings.  He allowed six hits and a walk, and fanned four.  Holmes didn't exactly get hammered.  Two of the runs came in the first when a two-out infield hit was followed by three errors and two more hits.  The other run was set up by a bunt single.  Nicholas Economos, drafted in the 21st round this year, made his pro debut.  He gave up one run and one hit in two innings.  Economos walked none and struck out three.

-- The DSL Pirates lost to the Rangers2, 6-4.  Brian Sousa gave up two unearned runs in three innings.  He allowed two hits, walked two and struck out one.  Melvin Jimenez was 2-5 with a double.  Of the six-figure bonus guys, Yondry Contreras was 0-4, Christopher Perez 1-4 with a double, and Gabriel Brito 1-2.