-- Tyler Glasnow had his best outing of the season in a 9-0 Indianapolis (10-7) romp over Durham. Glasnow gave up just two singles, one of them of the infield variety, and one walk over six innings. He struck out 11. Maybe more importantly, his efficiency, while not exceptional, was much better than it often is, as he threw 87 pitches, 56 for strikes. Of course, the question was never whether Glasnow was capable of outings like this, but rather whether he could do it on a regular basis. One good sign was that, according to Pirates Prospects (sub. req'd), he threw his change effectively. Curtis Partch, Jorge Rondon and Trey Haley followed Glasnow with a hitless inning apiece.
Meanwhile, the game was actually close, just 2-0, until the ninth, when the Indians blasted four HRs and scored seven times. A little sadly, it all came at the expense of former Pirate Kyle McPherson, who's still trying to recover from multiple arm injuries. He recorded only one out. Alen Hanson, Jung-Ho Kang, Willy Garcia and Pedro Florimon had the longballs, for each the first of the year. Hanson finished 3-4, Kang 2-5, and Garcia and Florimon each 2-4. Adam Frazier was 2-2 with a walk. The Indians might have done more damage in the earlier innings, but they went 0-4 in stolen base attempts, all of it against "crafty lefty" Adam Wilk. Others:
Josh Bell: 0-4, BB, 2 K
Max Moroff: 1-4, BB, 3 K
-- Altoona (9-10) also played longball, with Jose Osuna connecting for his fourth, Eric Wood his second and Edwin Espinal his first in a 9-5 win over Erie. Espinal also had a double and went 3-4, Wood was 2-4, and Osuna went 2-3 with two walks. Austin Meadows had a single and double in four at-bats, with a walk and two strikeouts. Starter Cody Dickson got hit hard, allowing five runs and ten hits, and getting knocked out after allowing two singles to start the fourth inning. Frank Duncan was outstanding in relief, stranding Dickson's runners and throwing five shutout innings. He gave up three hits, walked none and struck out three. Others:
Barrett Barnes: 2-3, 2B, BB
-- Starter Yeudy Garcia retired only one batter as Bradenton (8-11) lost to Palm Beach, 4-3. Garcia didn't get hit hard, but he came out after reaching 29 pitches. He allowed one hit, walked one, hit one, and was hurt by an error. He was charged with three runs, one earned. The Marauders tied the game in the second, but reliever Henry Hirsch had his own control problems and gave up the go-ahead run, and last run of the game, in the third. Edgar Santana was outstanding in relief, throwing three and a third scoreless innings. He gave up two hits and no walks, fanned four, and threw 35 of 45 pitches for strikes. Santana has yet to allow a run in 16.1 IP, and has given up just eight hits and walked none. Bradenton had just five hits, all doubles. Others:
Kevin Newman: 1-4, 2B
Kevin Kramer: 1-4, 2B
Jordan Luplow: 0-4
Taylor Gushue: 0-4
Connor Joe: 1-2, 2B, BB
-- West Virginia's (14-4) game with Rome was suspended with the Power trailing, 3-0, after two and a half innings. Dario Agrazal had given up three unearned runs, as the Power had three errors. Meanwhile, the Power had done nothing with Max Fried through two innings.