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Cannonballs coming: JT Brubaker throws six shutout innings

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-- Indianapolis got shut out for the second time in three games, losing 3-0 to Toledo.  The Indians managed only six hits.  Steven Brault made his first AAA start, allowing two runs in four innings on four hits and two walks, with three strikeouts.  It took him 83 pitches to get through four innings, which is probably why he came out then.  (Brault started slowly last year, so this isn't a big deal.)  The Indians fanned 13 times.  Others:

Alen Hanson:  2-4
Max Moroff:  0-3, BB
Josh Bell:  0-3, BB
Jason Rogers:  2-4, 2B
Willy Garcia:  0-4
Adam Frazier:  0-4

-- Altoona couldn't come back from an early five-run deficit, and lost to Akron and former Pirate draftee Dace Kime, 7-6.  David Whitehead, in his first start for the Pirates since being acquired for Charlie Morton, allowed five runs in four innings on seven hits and three walks.  The one positive was six strikeouts.  Dovydas Neverauskas continued to struggle in relief, allowing two runs in two innings.  Anderson Feliz and Jin-De Jhang each went 2-5.  Others:

Erich Weiss:  1-4, 3B, BB
Jose Osuna:  1-4, 2B, BB
Barrett Barnes:  0-3, BB

-- Bradenton lost to Tampa, 9-4.  The score was tied, 4-4, until reliever Junior Lopez gave up five runs in the sixth inning.  Starter Alex McRae allowed four runs over five innings.  Taylor Gushue drove in two runs with a double.  Others:

Kevin Newman:  1-3, BB
Kevin Kramer:  0-4, BB
Connor Joe:  1-5
Jordan Luplow:  0-2, 2 BB
Pablo Reyes:  2-4
Luis Heredia:  2 IP, 3 H, 3 K, 31 pitches, 21 strikes

-- J.T. Brubaker (pictured) threw six shutout innings, combining with two relievers on a three-hit shutout as West Virginia beat Greenville, 2-0.  Brubaker allowed just one hit and one walk, and fanned six.  So far, he's allowed just three hits in nine innings.  Brubaker was drafted in the sixth round out of college, a profile that typically gets a pitcher sent to high A for his first full season, so he may need to move up.  Ke'Bryan Hayes had two doubles in four at-bats.  Others:

Tito Polo:  1-4, 2B
Mitchell Tolman:  0-3, BB
Carlos Munoz:  1-4