-- Steven Brault recovered from some recent struggles to throw seven strong innings, but the Indianapolis (61-62) hitters continued their post-Frazier slump in a 1-0 loss to Lehigh Valley. Brault allowed the one run on four hits and a walk. He struck out three and threw 95 pitches. Indy managed only three hits. Josh Bell went 0-4 with three whiffs, and is now in a 4-for-30 slump.
Austin Meadows: 1-3, BB
Max Moroff: 1-4
Elias Diaz: 0-3
A.J. Schugel: IP, K
-- Altoona (66-53) lost to Reading, 6-5. Tyler Glasnow made his first rehab outing, throwing three shaky innings and allowing two runs. He gave up two hits, walked three, fanned five and threw 34 of 56 pitches for strikes. Shaky outings after a layoff are standard for Glasnow, so it's probably not wise to put much weight on this. Brandon Waddell took over in the fifth and couldn't throw strikes. He ended up allowing four runs, two earned, on three hits and four walks in three and two-thirds innings. He struck out four. Barrett Barnes went 3-4 with his fourth HR. Barnes is now hitting 302/368/446 on the year. Eric Wood added his 16th HR and went 1-4 with a walk and three strikeouts. Chris Stewart caught seven innings and went 0-2 with a walk.
UPDATE: Glasnow left his start with apparent shoulder problems (sub. req'd) after a visit from the trainer. He's headed to Pittsburgh to be checked out. So that's not good.
-- Bradenton (60-57) lost a slugfest to Fort Myers, 11-9. Stephen Tarpley and Luis Heredia continued their recent struggles. Tarpley allowed six runs on eight hits and five walks in four and a third innings. Heredia gave up five runs, four earned, in an inning and a third. Tarpley has a second-half ERA of 5.33 with a 1.51 WHIP. For Heredia, the numbers are 7.08 and 2.31. Infielder Chase Simpson had to get the last two outs. Kevin Kramer and Connor Joe each had four RBIs. Kramer was 2-5 with two doubles. Joe was 3-5 with his fifth HR. He's hitting 336/407/467 in the second half, with 18 walks and 22 Ks. For context, the league is hitting 249/321/356 overall.
Tito Polo: 2-5
Pablo Reyes: 2-3, BB
-- West Virginia (60-59) lost to Delmarva, 4-3. Logan Sendelbach gave up the four runs in six innings. Logan Hill went 3-4 with his sixth HR at the level. Jordan George was 2-2 with two doubles and two walks. He's hitting 321/431/415 in 17 games since he moved up to full-season ball.
-- Morgantown (25-31) lost to Brooklyn, 2-1. Stephan Meyer allowed the two runs in five and a third innings. He gave up four hits and three walks, while striking out three. The Black Bears had only six hits, two each by Stephen Alemais and Albert Baur. Alemais is 12-for-24 in his last five games.
-- Bristol (20-30) got hammered, 10-3, in the first game of its doubleheader with Pulaski. Ike Schlabach gave up five runs on eight hits in three and two-thirds innings. The Pirates' runs all came on two HRs by Henrry Rosario, giving him three since he moved up to Bristol. The rest of the team had only three hits, two of them by Garrett Brown.
Bristol took game two, 2-1. Matt Eckelman had an outstanding start, throwing five shutout inning, allowing three hits and a walk, and striking out nine. Daniel Cucjen had two hits.