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Cannonballs coming: Kevin Newman stays hot

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West Virginia was off.

-- Indianapolis (49-49) lost to Lehigh Valley, 4-1.  Wilfredo Boscan lasted only two innings, giving up four runs, only one of them earned.  Josh Outman threw three scoreless innings.  The Indians had only five hits.  Elias Diaz made his first appearance of the year in AAA, catching the whole game and going 0-4.

Max Moroff:  0-3, BB
Josh Bell:  1-4
Jason Rogers:  1-4
Alen Hanson:  0-3 (played LF; 0-22 in last six games)
Willy Garcia:  1-3
Dovydas Neverauskas:  2 IP, H, 4 K

-- Altoona (52-42) lost to Hartford, 11-2.  Tyler Eppler gave up five runs on ten hits in six and two-thirds innings.  Jared Lakind followed Eppler and faced seven hitters, allowing six hits and five runs.  He's allowed ten earned runs in his last ten innings, which isn't exactly making a case for being added to the 40-man roster.  Kevin Newman (pictured) went 3-4 with a walk and his first AA HR.  He's now hitting 333/397/441 since his promotion.

Harold Ramirez:  2-4 (batting .310)
Edwin Espinal:  1-4, 3 K
Reese McGuire:  2-4
Barrett Barnes:  1-3, 2B, BB (now batting 283/348/408 after batting 236/311/309 in April)

-- Bradenton (51-43) blew a one-run lead over Clearwater in the top of the ninth but won, 6-5, in the bottom half on a walkoff single by Jerrick Suiter.  Starter Buddy Borden lasted only three innings, allowing three runs, two earned.  Connor Joe was 3-4 with a double.  He's now hitting a semi-respectable 269/324/391, which is better than it sounds due to the offense-stifling Florida State League.  Joe's OPS has improved significantly each month since a .582 mark in April and his plate discipline has also improved dramatically.  Jordan Luplow was 2-3 with a double and two walks, and Suiter finished 2-5.

Tito Polo:  1-3, BB
Cole Tucker:  0-3, BB

-- Morgantown (15-17) beat Williamsport, 6-4.  Starter James Marvel gave up two runs on four hits and a walk, while striking out seven.  Hunter Owen hit his fourth HR.  Since being drafted in round 25, he's hitting 299/333/506, albeit with three walks and 17 Ks.  Will Craig was 1-3 with a double and a walk.

Stephen Alemais:  0-5

-- Bristol (12-13) shut out Bluefield, 3-0.  Twenty-first round draft pick Matt Eckelman continued pitching well, throwing five innings and allowing just three hits and no walks, while fanning six.  So far he's allowed 14 hits and two walks in 20.2 IP, with 22 Ks.  Twentieth rounder Adam Oller threw the last four innings, allowing just a hit and striking out four.  Raul Siri went 2-2 with a walk.

Garrett Brown:  0-4
Adrian Valerio:  1-3, 2B

-- The GCL Pirates (10-12) handed the Blue Jays just their fourth loss in 22 games, 11-1.   Nick Kingham continued his rehab, throwing four shutout innings.  He gave up two hits, walked none and struck out three.  Justin Topa started his own rehab from Tommy John surgery, pitching for the first time since 2014 and throwing a scoreless inning.  Edison Lantigua returned from an apparently minor hand injury and went 2-5, raising his average to .329.  Mikell Granberry was 2-3 with a double and a steal of home.

Raul Hernandez:  1-4
Vince Deyzel:  3 IP, 2 H, 3 K

-- The DSL Pirates (14-24) lost to the Mets1, 7-1.  Adonis Pichardo gave up two runs on six hits in four and two-thirds innings.  He walked one and struck out three.  The Pirates managed only five hits and struck out fifteen times.

Kevin Sanchez:  0-3, BB
Samuel Inoa:  1-4
Larry Alcime:  1-4, 3 K