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Matt Morris Report: Stephen Tarpley throws six-inning no-hitter

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Altoona was rained out and the West Virginia Black Bears were off.

-- Indianapolis dropped a 3-2 game to Louisville.  Wilfredo Boscan gave up six hits and four walks in five innings, but managed to allow only two runs.  Yhonathan Barrios gave up the winning run in the 8th inning.  The Indians had only five hits, with Brent Morel's ninth HR providing both of their runs.  Elias Diaz was 1-4 with a double.  Alen Hanson was 0-4.  Willy Garcia was 0-4 with three strikeouts and is hitting .167 since his promotion.

-- Bradenton blew a five-run, 9th inning lead and lost to Palm Beach, 9-8.  Tyler Eppler gave up eight hits and three runs, two of them unearned, in five innings.  He walked none and struck out four.  Relievers Robert Stock and Miguel Rosario gave up six runs in the 9th before recording an out.  Edwin Espinal went 3-5 with his third HR and five RBIs.  JaCoby Jones was 2-5 with a double.  Austin Meadows, Erich Weiss and Chris Diaz all went 2-4.  Reese McGuire again didn't play, for reasons unknown.

-- Stephen Tarpley threw a six-inning no-hitter as the West Virginia Power won a rain-shortened game from Delmarva, 3-0.  Tarpley walked one and two other batters reached on errors.  He struck out four.  Pablo Reyes hit his eighth HR.  Cole Tucker was 1-3 with a triple.  Connor Joe was 0-2.

-- Bristol lost game one of a doubleheader with Johnson City, 4-1.  Gage Hinsz had a shaky season debut.  He lasted an inning and two-thirds, giving up two runs on two hits and three walks.  He struck out two.  Trae Arbet went 2-2 with a double.  He's now hitting .391 (9-for-23, including an 0-2 in game two).

Bristol also lost game two, this time by a 3-1 count.  Marek Minarik gave up two runs, both on solo HRs, in four innings.  The Pirates, hitting just .226 as a team, managed only four hits.

-- The GCL Pirates won their sixth in a row with a 6-5 win over the Yankees1.  Seth McGarry threw five scoreless innings, allowing five hits, walking none and striking out four.  Adrian Valerio (pictured) and Jhoan Herrera were each 3-5 with a double.  Nelson Jorge was 2-4.  Michael De La Cruz, Ke'Bryan Hayes and Yoel Gonzalez were all 2-5.  De La Cruz had a triple and Hayes a double.  Raul Siri was 0-5.  SSS and all, but here's the GCL infield, with age in parentheses:

Herrera, 1B (20):  298/320/489

Siri, 2B (20):  314/419/431

Hayes, 3B (18):  400/514/533

Valerio, SS (18):  296/333/500

If Valerio keeps hitting anywhere near the vicinity he's in now, he probably should go to low A next year.  Of course, that would leave the Pirates with four shortstops for three levels, low A through AA.  It's a nice problem to have.  These aren't the days when the team's middle infield depth amounted to Brian Bixler and pray for rain.

--The DSL Pirates lost to the Cubs, 6-5.  Miguel Hernandez gave up five runs, four earned, in four and a third innings.  Ramy Perez was 3-5 with a double and Melvin Jimenez 2-5.  Yondry Contreras was 0-5, Gabriel Brito 0-3 and Christopher Perez 1-2.