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Cannonballs coming: Brandon Waddell has his worst start, Yeudy Garcia his best

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-- Frank Duncan had another good start as Indianapolis (22-21) edged Rochester, 4-3.  Duncan allowed a leadoff HR to Byron Buxton, but just one other run in five and two-thirds innings.  He gave up five hits and a walk, and struck out two.  Curtis Partch followed with two and a third scoreless innings.  He gave up just a walk and fanned three.  Partch now has a 1.50 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 10.1 K/9, and is approaching hashtag time.  Jorge Rondon gave up a HR and a double in the ninth, fortunately in that order, to hang on for the save.  No hashtag for him.  The Indians had only six hits, including Danny Ortiz' fifth HR and Ed Easley's first.  Others:

Alen Hanson:  0-4 (average down to .261)
Josh Bell:  1-3, BB
Jason Rogers:  1-4, 2B
Willy Garcia:  0-4
Max Moroff:  1-4, 2B
Gift Ngoepe:  1-3

-- Brandon Waddell had his first poor outing of the season as Altoona (24-19) suffered an 8-3 loss to powerhouse Akron.  Waddell hadn't pitched in a game in nine days, so it's possible he was rusty.  He walked three in the first inning, but got out of trouble with a double play.  In the end, he lasted only four innings due to a pitch count of 85.  He allowed two runs on five hits and four walks, with four strikeouts.  Edgar Santana followed and got torched, giving up five runs, including three longballs, in an inning and two-thirds.  The offense managed only six hits.  Others:

Harold Ramirez:  0-4
Erich Weiss:  1-4, 2B
Austin Meadows:  1-3, BB
Reese McGuire:  0-2, 2 BB
Barrett Barnes:  1-4, 3 K

-- Yeudy Garcia (pictured) threw six shutout innings in Bradenton's (23-21) 4-0 win over Jupiter.  Garcia allowed only two hits and three walks, and fanned six.  He threw 49 of 83 pitches for strikes.  Kevin Kramer went 2-5 with two doubles.  Backups Trace Tam Sing and Jeff Roy each had two hits.  Others:

Connor Joe:  0-4
Tate Scioneaux:  2 IP, H, 4 K (since promotion:  0.73 ERA, 0.57 WHIP, 11.7 K/9)

-- West Virginia's (22-22) struggling offense reached a new low, managing only one hit in a 6-0 loss to Charleston.  Bret Helton had a strong start, giving up just a run on four hits in six innings.  He walked none and struck out six.  Seth McGarry followed and allowed five runs, four earned, in an inning and two thirds.  Ryan Nagle had the only hit.  Others:

Ke'Bryan Hayes:  0-4 (average down to .276)
Carlos Munoz:  0-4