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Cannonballs coming: Will Craig goes deep

The DSL Pirates' final game was rained out.  They finished their season with a record of 27-42.  Bradenton was also rained out.

NEWS ITEM:  Pirates Prospects is reporting (sub. req'd) that the Pirates have promoted Mitch Keller to Bradenton.  The Marauders are in the playoffs, so he should get a post-season start.

-- Indianapolis (65-69) shut out Toledo, 2-0.  Tyler Glasnow moved his rehab to AAA and threw the first three innings.  He had control problems (no, really), taking 58 pitches, only 31 of them strikes.  He allowed three hits, walked three and struck out three.  Glasnow pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in a 30-pitch second inning after taking only eight pitches to get through the first.  I watched about half of his outing.  The main issue was that he couldn't get his curve anywhere close to the plate, bouncing it well outside, in almost the exact same spot, literally every single time.  Trevor Williams followed Glasnow and threw four scoreless innings, which should eliminate him from consideration for Gerrit Cole's start.  Williams gave up two hits, walked one and struck out one.  He threw the exact same number of pitches over four innings that Glasnow threw in his last two.  Gift Ngoepe went 2-2 with his eighth HR.  Jason Rogers was 2-4 with an RBI double.  The Indians' hitters fanned 13 times.

Austin Meadows:  0-4
Jose Osuna:  1-4, 2B
Max Moroff:  0-3, BB
Dovydas Neverauskas:  IP, K

-- Altoona (72-60) beat Erie, 5-4, in 14 innings.  The win was a big one for the Curve, who came in clinging to a game and a half lead in their division and a three game lead over the third place team (the top two make the playoffs).  Stetson Allie hit a walkoff single with one out to win it.  Starter Alex McRae went seven innings, allowing three runs, two of them earned, on six hits and two walks.  He struck out six.  The Curve had 18 hits, but struck out 15 times and left 16 on base.  The score was 3-3 after nine, then Montana DuRapau gave up a run in the top of the tenth.  A leadoff HR by Anderson Feliz in the bottom half, his fourth, tied it.  Jonathan Schwind went 4-6.  Erich Weiss had a two-run, pinch-hit double.

Eric Wood:  1-6
Edwin Espinal:  3-7
Barrett Barnes:  2-6
Jared Lakind:  2 IP, H

-- West Virginia (67-64) won, 5-4, in ten innings over Lakewood.  The Power trailed 4-0 going into the eighth, but scored three in the inning and tied it when Stephen Alemais, who was 2-4, led off the bottom of the ninth with a triple and later scored on a sacrifice fly.  They won it in the tenth when Carlos Munoz hit a two-out double and his pinch-runner scored on a walkoff single by Daniel Arribas.  Munoz was 4-5, including a triple.  Casey Hughston went 2-5 with his 11th HR.  Starter Bret Helton gave up four runs in five innings, although he did strike out six.

Mitchell Tolman:  1-5
Julio Vivas:  3 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K

-- Morgantown (32-35) beat Mahoning Valley, 6-4.  Will Craig (pictured) went 3-4 with his second HR, which came off Brady Aiken.  Starter James Marvel went six innings, allowing one run on four hits and a walk.  He struck out two.  Nick King was 2-4 with a double.

-- Bristol (24-39) got shut out by Princeton, 3-0.  Adam Oller gave up three runs over six innings.  The Pirates had only two hits.  Adrian Valerio went 0-3, ending his streak of multi-hit games at five.

-- The GCL Pirates (21-33) beat the Braves, 7-2.  Austin Shields had control problems, walking four in two innings.  He gave up two runs and one hit, and didn't strike out anybody.  Hector Garcia had his fourth outing in his Tommy John rehab, all of them scoreless.  He gave up two hits and struck out one.  Paul Brands was 2-3 with a triple and a walk.

Jeremias Portorreal:  1-3, 3B, 2 BB
Yondry Contreras:  0-4, BB, 3 K
Domingo Robles:  4 IP, 2 H