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Cannonballs coming: Yeudy Garcia has his first good start

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-- Tyler Glasnow had the sort of start, in Indianapolis' (12-10) 4-0 win over Norfolk, that causes some fans to say, "Bring him up now!" and causes baseball people to say, "He's not ready."  Glasnow allowed just two hits and struck out seven in five shutout innings.  He also walked five and took 91 pitches to get that far.  The Indians' bullpen didn't blow it this time, in large part due to Curtis Partch.  He got the last seven outs, allowing just one hit and fanning five.  Jacob Stallings had a two-run double to lead the offense.  Jung-Ho Kang had a sacrifice fly as a pinch hitter.  Josh Bell sat out his second straight game with hamstring tightness, but may be back tomorrow.  Others:

Alen Hanson:  0-4
Adam Frazier:  0-4
Cole Figueroa:  1-4
Max Moroff:  0-3, BB
Willy Garcia:  0-3

-- Altoona (9-14) dropped a 12-inning game to Akron, 3-2.  Tyler Eppler had a solid start, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks in five innings.  He struck out six.  Jared Lakind threw three scoreless innings of relief and Dovydas Neverauskas -- who's pitched well since getting off to a miserable start in AA -- threw two more.  Frank Duncan threw an inning and two-thirds, striking out four, but took the loss on a run that was unearned due to his own error.  Erich Weiss hit his second HR to tie the game in the eighth.  Others:

Austin Meadows:  1-6
Reese McGuire:  0-3, 2 BB
Harold Ramirez:  1-4
Barrett Barnes:  1-5, 2B

-- Yeudy Garcia (pictured) had a good start after struggling with his control in his first four outings, but Bradenton (10-14) still lost to Jupiter, 2-1.  Garcia threw six shutout innings, allowing three hits and a walk, and fanning six.  He did it on 79 pitches, 53 of them strikes.  Given the severe problems he'd had with elevated pitch counts in his first four games, this was a significant step forward.  One necessary caveat:  Jupiter's hitting so far this year has been awful.  The Marauders' offense continued to be largely helpless, picking up just six singles.  Others:

Kevin Newman:  0-4
Kevin Kramer:  0-4
Jordan Luplow:  1-4
Taylor Gushue:  0-4

West Virginia (15-9) dropped a doubleheader to Asheville.  The Power dropped game one, 4-2.  Dario Agrazal lasted only one inning, allowing all four runs.  Julio Vivas and Eric Karch followed with six scoreless frames.  Both West Virginia runs came on solo HRs in the seventh inning, with Carlos Munoz hitting his second and Daniel Arribas his fourth.  Logan Ratledge had two hits.  Others:

Ke'Bryan Hayes:  0-3
Casey Hughston:  0-3

The Power dropped game two, 6-1.  Bret Helton gave up four runs in five innings.  John Bormann went 2-3 with a double.  Others:

Mitchell Tolman:  0-3
Hayes:  1-2
Hughston:  0-3
Munoz:  0-2, BB