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Matt Morris Report: Outstanding start for Angel Sanchez

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-- Angel Sanchez (pictured) threw seven shutout innings as Indianapolis topped Columbus, 3-1.  Sanchez allowed just two hits and two walks, and struck out nine against a team with some fairly solid hitters (Lonnie Chisenhall, Jerry Sands, Jesus Aguilar, Jose Ramirez).  The Indians had just four hits, including Gift Ngoepe's first AAA hit, a double, and a triple by Brent Morel.  Willy Garcia was 0-3 and Corey Hart went 1-4 in his first rehab game.

-- Altoona's losing streak stretched to six with a 4-3 loss to Trenton in 12 innings.  Jhondaniel Medina nearly worked out of a bases loaded, no out jam in the bottom of the 12th, but a two-out infield single ended it.  Starter Chad Kuhl gave up three runs on six hits in five and two-thirds innings.  Adam Frazier went 3-6 and Max Moroff 3-5 with a double.  Josh Bell was 0-5.  The Curve went 3-16 with runners in scoring position.

-- Bradenton pounded out 18 hits in a 12-6 win over Brevard County.  Austin Meadows stayed hot, going 3-4 and scoring three runs.  Wyatt Mathisen went 3-5 with his first HR, and Erich Weiss was 2-4 with a double and four RBIs.  Chris Diaz went 3-5, and Reese McGuire and Michael Fransoso were each 2-5 with a double.  Cody Dickson continued to struggle, allowing four runs and ten hits in six innings.

-- The West Virginia Power lost to Kannapolis, 7-3.  Starter Colten Brewer threw four strong innings, but ran into trouble in the 5th.  He ended up going five and two-thirds innings, giving up five runs on five hits and two walks, and striking out seven.  Chase Simpson, Tito Polo and Taylor Gushue each had two hits.  Connor Joe was 1-4 with a double.  Cole Tucker didn't play.

-- The West Virginia Black Bears got some offense from this year's draftees in a 6-4 win over Hudson Valley.  Ty Moore was 3-4, Kevin Newman and Logan Hill each 2-4 with a double, and Kevin Kramer 1-4 with a walk.  Moore and Hill actually haven't struggled the way the earlier-round draftees have, hitting .361 and .324 so far, respectively.  Casey Hughston, on the other hand, was 0-3, leaving him at 1-29.  Starter Hector Garcia had a control meltdown, lasting only two-thirds of an inning and walking four of the six batters he faced.  He struck out the other two.  Jonathan Minier relieved Garcia and pitched shutout ball until the 6th, when he gave up three runs, two earned.  Minier pitched five and a third innings total, giving up six hits and a walk, and striking out seven.

-- Bristol continued to struggle severely at the plate, losing to Elizabethton, 3-1.  The Pirates had only three hits, with Carlos Munoz' first HR providing the only run.  Marek Minarik gave up three runs and seven hits over five innings.

-- Fourth round draft pick Jacob Taylor threw two scoreless innings in his pro debut as the GCL Pirates lost to the Yankees2 in walkoff fashion, 5-4.  Taylor allowed no hits, but he walked three while striking out two.  The Pirates led 4-3 in the bottom of the 9th, but after retiring the first two batters Yunior Montero gave up a single and a HR.  Luis Benitez was 2-5.  Ke'Bryan Hayes, Raul Siri and Michael De La Cruz were all 1-4.  Adrian Valerio was 0-3 with two walks.

-- No result was available for the DSL Pirates.