Both West Virginia teams were off.
-- Indianapolis (53-52) lost to Gwinnett, 2-1. Ryan Vogelsong went seven innings in a rehab start (in place of the originally scheduled Steven Brault), giving up five hits and a walk, and striking out two. Two of the hits were solo HRs, one of them by Mel Rojas, Jr. The Indians had only six hits. Josh Bell was 2-3 with a walk and Willy Garcia 2-4.
Alen Hanson, 0-3, BB
Elias Diaz: 0-4
Jason Rogers: 0-4
-- Altoona (58-45) blew a four-run lead in the last two innings, but beat Erie in walkoff fashion 11-10, when Stetson Allie scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth. The Curve had taken a 10-6 lead with a seven-run fifth inning, but Brett McKinney and Josh Smith combined to allow three runs in the eighth, and Montana DuRapau gave up a game-tying HR in the top of the ninth. Allie went 5-5 on the day, with two doubles, his tenth HR, four runs and three RBIs. Allie is now hitting 272/353/463. Eric Wood went 2-4 with a walk and his 14th HR. He's now hitting 267/349/488, with a solid 35:56 BB:K ratio. Starter Cody Dickson couldn't find the plate, walking six in two and two-thirds innings. He was charged with five runs. The Curve had 17 hits on the day, which isn't all that unusual for them lately. After struggling at the plate early in the season, they came into the game leading the Eastern League in batting by five points. They were also second in OBP and slugging, and third in runs. For context, the hitters on the two teams ahead of them in runs, Reading and Bowie, have weighted average ages of 24.5 and 25.7 years, respectively. Altoona's average is 23.1, the league's youngest. (The Curve also have the third-youngest pitching staff.)
Kevin Newman: 1-5, BB
Erich Weiss: 3-5, 2B
Barrett Barnes: 1-5
-- Bradenton (53-47) blanked St. Lucie, 4-0. Yeudy Garcia had a typical Yeudy Garcia start. He allowed no runs over six and two-thirds innings, but it was still a mixed bag because he walked five. Even then, his pitch count wasn't so bad, as he threw 87 pitches, 52 for strikes. Garcia allowed two hits and struck out two. Wyatt Mathisen went 2-4 with two doubles.
Tito Polo: 1-5, 3 K
Cole Tucker: 2-5, 2B
Connor Joe: 1-3, BB
-- Bristol (15-18) lost to Burlington, 4-2. Ike Schlabach gave up three runs, two earned, on five hits in four and two-thirds innings. He walked three and struck out two. Daniel Cucjen had two of the Pirates' seven hits.
Garrett Brown: 0-4
Adrian Valerio: 1-4, 2B
-- The GCL Pirates (14-15) had only three hits, but still beat the Tigers East, 4-2. Travis MacGregor threw five shutout innings, allowing four hits and no walks, and striking out four. All four of the Pirates' runs were unearned.
Edison Lantigua: 0-4, 3 K
Yondry Contreras: 1-4, 2B
-- The DSL Pirates (16-29) lost to the Cubs1, 5-4. Starter Roger Santana gave up three runs, just one earned, in five innings. He allowed four hits, walked none and struck out four. Santana, who's 18, has a 1.75 ERA and has struck out 43 and walked eight in 46.1 IP. The Pirates had only five hits, with Jeremias Portorreal and Ramy Perez each getting two.
Larry Alcime: 1-2, 2 BB