-- Tyler Glasnow had another OK-ish start as Indianapolis (24-22) beat Pawtucket, 4-2. Glasnow went six, throwing 53 of 92 pitches for strikes. He allowed the two runs on six hits and three walks, and struck out six. Adam Frazier (pictured) reached base five times, going 3-3 with two walks. Others:
Gift Ngoepe: 1-4, 2B
Max Moroff: 1-4
Josh Bell: 1-5
Jason Rogers: 0-4, BB
Willy Garcia: 2-5, 2 2B
Curtis Partch: 2 IP, H, 3 K
-- I was at Bowie for Altoona's (26-20) 6-1 win. Cody Dickson had better command than usual for six innings, getting ahead most of the time and generally not having much trouble. He threw a 90-91 mph fastball that dropped off a bit to the upper-80s in Dickson's last couple innings. He also threw a curve and change that were effective sometimes and just bounced up to the plate other times. Dickson's command disappeared in the seventh; he walked the first two hitters, only to be bailed out by a pop-up on a bizarre sacrifice bunt attempt with a four-run deficit, and then a double play grounder on a 2-0 pitch. Dickson came out after walking the leadoff hitter in the eighth on four pitches. For the game he allowed two runs on five hits and four walks in seven-plus innings. He struck out three.
Edgar Santana got the last six outs, three on strikeouts, without allowing a runner. Santana throws four pitches, but his best secondary pitch in this game was a power slider. His fastball ranged from 92 to 98, mostly in the mid-90s. His command was a bit erratic and he got some pitches up, but there was no damage.
Some other comments on specific players:
I saw Harold Ramirez several times early in the year and all he hit were weak grounders. In this game, other than a strikeout his last time up, he hit everything hard. He went 2-5, but two outs were long line drives that were caught. He also took several extra bases through aggressive baserunning.
Erich Weiss went 1-4 with a walk, but had a couple hard-hit balls caught, including a drive to the fence in left.
Austin Meadows was 2-5, both hustle doubles. He appeared to me to be getting very good jumps in center.
Reese McGuire was 0-1 with three walks and a hit batsman. I've seen him catch, I think, four games this year and I have yet to see a pitch get by him. A couple of those games, including this one, featured a lot of pitches bounced in front of the plate.
Stetson Allie hit his fourth HR and Barrett Barnes was 2-4.
-- Bradenton (25-22) took the first game of a doubleheader with St. Lucie, 7-3. Michael Suchy went 2-3 with three RBIs. Colten Brewer gave up three runs, two earned, on eight hits and two walks in five innings. He struck out three. Others:
Kevin Kramer: 2-4, 2B
Elvis Escobar: 2-3, 2 2B
The Marauders completed the sweep with a 1-0 win. Jose Regalado threw five shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk, and striking out three. Miguel Rosario retired the last six hitters to get the win. The only run scored in the sixth when Pablo Reyes doubled, went to third on a bunt and scored on a Chase Simpson sacrifice fly. Others:
Connor Joe: 1-2
Jordan Luplow: 0-2
-- West Virginia (24-23) beat Columbia in walkoff fashion, 5-4, in 11 innings. Cole Tucker, who went 2-6, led off the final inning with a double and scored when Tito Polo followed with another double. Polo was 3-4 with a walk. Logan Sendelbach gave up four runs on four hits and two walks in five and two-thirds innings. He fanned seven. Billy Roth threw three scoreless innings in relief, allowing a hit and two walks, and striking out five. Others:
Ke'Bryan Hayes: 1-5
Carlos Munoz: 3-5