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Cannonballs Coming: Holmes has bad outing, anemic offense across the system

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MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates-Media Day Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus beat up on Clay Holmes and defeated Indianapolis 8-4. It was an abysmal outing for Holmes, who left too many pitches over the plate and gave up four runs in two thirds of an inning before being pulled. Jason Rogers and Erich Weiss each collected three hits and Barrett Barnes was 2-3. After a tepid start Barnes has started to hit and has a .946 OPS over his last 10 games.

Austin Meadows 0-5, 1 K

Gift Ngoepe 2-5

Clay Holmes 2-3 IP, 5 hits, 1 K, 1 walk

Altoona had a doubleheader versus Richmond and lost game one 6-2. Austin Coley was hit hard, giving up six runs through five innings. The Flying Squirrels plated all six runs in the second inning. Aside from a 3-3 game for Elvis Escobar it was a quiet day for the Curve bats. Buddy Borden pitched two scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts.

Kevin Newman 0-3, 1 walk

Kevin Kramer 1-3, 1 K

Joran Luplow 0-2

Connor Joe 0-3 (.334 OPS over last 10 games)

In game two Sean Keselica got a rare start and Altoona lost again 3-2. Keselica gave up three runs over four innings, with all the runs scoring in the first. Tate Scioneaux came on to work three scoreless innings with three strikeouts. The Curve could do very little against journeyman reliever Collin Balester, collecting only five singles.

Kevin Newman 1-4

Wyatt Mathisen 1-3

Jerrick Suiter 2-3

Dario Agrazal had a solid start for Bradenton, but it wasn't enough as the Marauders lost 3-1 to Jordan Romano and Dunedin. Romano struck out nine over seven innings and the Marauders had only two singles alll day.

Ke'Bryan Hayes 1-4, 1 K

Will Craig 1-3

Dario Agrazal 6 IP, 6 hits, 6 K, 1 walk

West Virginia rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Greensboro 5-3. Luis Escobar was victimized by an early two-run homer, but ended up going six innings with seven strikeouts and only one walk. The Power tied the game in the fifth inning before delivering the knock-out blow in the seventh, when Albert Baur doubled home Ty Moore and and Hunter Owen.

Hunter Owen 2-4 (.861 OPS this year)

Albert Baur 2-4, double

Luis Escobar 6 IP, 7 K, 1 walk

The DSL Pirates lost 4-3 in 10 innings to the DSL Rangers. Oliver Garcia pitched 5 scoreless innings, only allowing two hits with five strikeouts. Ruben Gonzales was 3-4.