— Indianapolis (24-18) beat Toledo, 3-2, in 11 innings. Steven Brault continued to make progress on his problem with running up high pitch counts, going seven shutout innings on 98 pitches. He allowed just three hits and a walk, and fanned four. He left Dovydas Neverauskas with a 1-0 lead, courtesy of Eric Wood’s sixth HR, but Neverauskas gave up two runs in the eighth, driven in by ex-Pirates JaCoby Jones and Argenis Diaz. Jason Rogers tied the game with his sixth HR and Barrett Barnes drove in the winner with a walkoff sacrifice fly in the 11th. Wood finished 2-5 and is now batting 279/382/574 in May after a very slow start.
Max Moroff: 1-4, BB
Phil Gosselin: 1-5, 2B
Chris Bostick: 0-2
Edgar Santana: 2 IP, H, 3 K (now has an ERA of 0.36, WHIP of 0.67 and K/IP of 0.99)
— Altoona (24-16) got blanked by Erie, 2-0. Tanner Anderson gave up a run in five innings. He allowed four hits and three walks, and struck out five. The Curve had just seven singles, with Pablo Reyes and Jordan Luplow each going 2-3.
Kevin Newman: 0-4 (3-for-27 in last six games, no walks in last 12 games)
Connor Joe: 0-4
Edwin Espinal: 1-4
Jin-De Jhang: 0-4
Wyatt Mathisen: 1-4
— Ke’Bryan Hayes had four RBIs as Bradenton (27-17) edged Fort Myers, 6-5. Hayes went 3-5, including a bases-loaded triple. He’s not hitting for much power, which isn’t surprising given that he wasn’t able to work out in the off-season due to his recovery from a cracked rib. He is, however, hitting 328/431/379 in May and 291/370/358 overall. Bret Helton made a spot start for the Marauders and gave up five runs in the first two innings, but threw three scoreless innings after that. Casey Sadler followed with another three scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk, and fanning three. Logan Ratledge and Jordan George each went 2-5 with a double.
Logan Hill: 1-5, 2B
Casey Hughston: 1-3, BB
Seth McGarry: IP, H, Sv
— West Virginia (21-21), which started the season with six straight losses, evened its record with a 6-3 win over Columbia. Starter Matt Anderson came out after three scoreless innings. He gave up just a hit and fanned three. I’m not sure why he came out, as he’d thrown only 43 pitches. Trae Arbet and Adrian Valerio each went 3-4, with Valerio getting two doubles. That’s two straight 3-4 games for Valerio.
Ty Moore: 0-5
Brent Gibbs: 2-3