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Matt Morris Report: Radhames Liz looking like starting depth

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-- Radhames Liz struck out eight over six innings as Indianapolis shut out Louisville, 3-0.  Liz walked one and allowed only three hits, and was hitting 97 in the 6th.  Since going to AAA, Liz has thrown 20.1 IP and allowed one earned run, 11 hits and seven walks, and struck out 25.  Alen Hanson was 2-4 with a double and Brent Morel 2-3 with a double.  Elias Diaz drove in the first two runs with a pinch-hit double.

-- Altoona lost to Harrisburg, 3-0.  Steven Brault had an odd outing.  He fanned ten and took a shutout into the 6th inning, but he also got hit hard at times.  He ended up allowing three runs and ten hits in five and two-thirds innings, with one walk.  He had some bad luck with the runs, which all scored with two out in the 6th.  The first two scored when a chopper deflected off Brault's glove and the third on a swinging bunt after Brault left the game.  Adam Frazier, Max Moroff and Josh Bell all went 1-4.  Bell's hit was a double.

-- Frank Duncan threw seven, two-hit innings in Bradenton's 3-0 win over Jupiter.  Duncan walked none and fanned five.  Harold Ramirez was 3-4 with a double and JaCoby Jones 2-4 with a triple.  Erich Weiss hit his third HR.  Austin Meadows and Barrett Barnes each went 1-4.  Reese McGuire didn't play.

-- The West Virginia Power won yesterday's suspended game over Delmarva, 5-2.  Colten Brewer allowed just one run over four innings yesterday, before the rains came.  He gave up only one hit and one walk, and fanned seven.  He's now struck out 23 and allowed only nine hits in his last 15.2 IP.  Brewer's having an odd season, with an ERA of 5.21 but an FIP of 3.61.  He's being killed by a very low strand rate of 57%.  John Sever got the win, allowing just an unearned run in three innings.  Francisco Diaz was 3-4 with his second HR.  Jordan Luplow, Chase Simpson and Tito Polo all went 2-3.  Luplow and Polo had doubles.

The Power lost game two, 4-3.  Austin Coley gave up four runs, three earned, on eight hits in four innings.  He walked none and struck out five.  Cole Tucker went 2-4 with a triple and Connor Joe 2-3 with a double.  Tucker is hitting .337 since the beginning of June and .293 overall.

-- The West Virginia Black Bears beat Batavia, 8-1.  Casey Hughston's horrific slump ended (for now, anyway) as he went 2-3, making him 3-for-46.  Kevin Kramer was 2-4 with three runs scored.  Logan Hill was 1-1 with three walks.  Dario Agrazal gave up a run on four hits in five innings.  He walked one and struck out four.  Sixteenth round pick Nick Hibbing threw two scoreless innings, giving up three hits and striking out two.  Thirty-third round pick Sean Keselica threw a perfect inning, striking out two.

-- In its first action since last Wednesday, Bristol blanked Johnson City in the first game of a doubleheader, 2-0.  Trey Supak recovered from a dismal start his last time out to throw five innings, allowing just two hits, walking none and striking out three.  Tanner Anderson threw the last two innings.  Carlos Munoz went 2-3.  Logan Ratledge, who's off to nearly as bad a start as Hughston, had a double in three at-bats.

Bristol lost game two, 8-2.  Tenth round pick Logan Sendelbach continued the struggles of the college pitchers the Pirates selected on day two of the draft.  He gave up five runs and eight hits in two innings.  Munoz went 2-3 with a double.

-- The GCL Pirates won their fifth straight, beating the Yankees1 in walkoff fashion, 2-1.  Jhoan Herrera led off the bottom of the 9th with his first HR to end the game.  Herrera also had a double in four at-bats.  Ke'Bryan Hayes and Michael De La Cruz each went 0-3 with a walk, and Raul Siri 0-2 with two walks.  Justin Sellers, making his third attempt at a rehab stint, started the game at short.  Adrian Valerio replaced him late in the game and doubled in his only plate appearance.  Edison Lantigua, who along with Valerio was the team's most prominent international signee in 2014, made his season debut, going 0-3.  Nestor Oronel started and went five innings, allowing one run on two hits and a walk.  He struck out two.  Twenty-first round pick Nick Economos threw two scoreless innings, allowing just one walk and fanning two.

-- The DSL Pirates beat the Brewers, 3-1.  Domingo Robles threw five shutout innings, giving up two hits and no walks.  He struck out one.  Felix Vinicio went 2-4 with a double.  Yondry Contreras was 1-3, Christopher Perez 1-2 and Gabriel Brito 0-3.