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Cannonballs coming: Struggling pitchers and offenses

-- Frank Duncan's second AAA start didn't go as well as his first, as Indianapolis (19-19) lost to Columbus, 5-3.  Duncan gave up three runs on seven hits in five and a third innings.  On the plus side, he walked none and fanned seven.  The Indians' offense continued to struggle, as they had a number of chances early but failed to capitalize.  They stranded ten runners and had another three picked off, and fanned 13 times.  Adam Frazier was 2-5 with a double, and is now hitting .310.  Others:

Max Moroff:  1-3, 2 BB
Josh Bell:  0-5, 2 K (now batting .265)
Jason Rogers:  1-5, 4 K
Willy Garcia:  2-3, BB
Gift Ngoepe:  1-3, BB

-- Altoona (22-17) beat Binghamton, 6-1.  Cody Dickson allowed only two hits and one run, but lasted only four innings due to a pitch count of 84, only 45 of which were strikes.  Edgar Santana got the win with three hitless innings of relief, although he threw only 23 of 42 pitches for strikes.  He walked two and struck out two.  Erich Weiss (pictured) was 2-4 with a double, a triple and a walk.  Others:

Harold Ramirez:  1-5, 2B
Barrett Barnes:  0-2, 2 BB
Austin Meadows:  Triple in only PA after entering as part of double switch

-- Bradenton (20-19) lost the first game of its doubleheader with Brevard County, 3-2.  Yeudy Garcia struggled through another tough start, giving up eight hits and two walks, but still lasting five innings.  He allowed all three of the runs in the second inning.  Garcia struck out three and threw 52 of 77 pitches for strikes.  Kevin Kramer went 2-3.  Others:

Kevin Newman:  1-3
Connor Joe:  0-2, BB
Luis Heredia:  IP, BB, 2 K

Austin Coley threw a seven-inning, complete game shutout as the Marauders took the second game, 8-0.  Coley allowed three hits and three walks, while striking out two.  Jeff Roy went 4-5 with a double and Pablo Reyes 3-4 with a walk.  Others:

Kevin Kramer:  2-4, BB
Connor Joe:  0-4, BB, 2 K
Jordan Luplow:  2-4

-- West Virginia (19-19) got hammered by Delmarva, 10-1.  Since starting the season 14-3, the Power have gone 5-16, as some of the pitchers and most of the hitters have struggled.  The lineup in this game, with Ke'Bryan Hayes resting, featured just one hitter (the backup catcher) hitting above .242.  Bret Helton lasted only four innings, giving up three runs, two earned, on six hits and three walks.  Tanner Anderson, who had been pitching very well, gave up three runs in one inning of relief.  Cole Tucker led off the game with a triple and scored on a ground out, and that was all the offense the Power got.  Tucker finished 2-3 with a walk.  Others:

Casey Hughston:  1-4, 3B
Carlos Munoz:  0-3, BB