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Cannonballs Coming: Glasnow returns to Indy, Will Craig hits fifth home run

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Indianapolis (36-29) had a doubleheader vs Norfolk and took the first game 2-1. Tyler Glasnow had his first start since being sent down and turned in an uneven performance, but lasted six innings, allowing just one run on two hits. He looked more like 2016 Glasnow in the sense that, while he was getting a lot of swings and misses, he was also missing the zone quite a bit. After 70 pitches he had only 35 strikes versus 35 balls. In the fourth inning he walked the bases loaded, but got out of it with only one run allowed. Indy didn't do much offensively, but mustered two runs in the top of the seventh. Gift Ngoepe led off with a double and came home on a throwing error when the Tides’ catcher Chance Sisco was fielding a sacrifice bunt by Eury Perez. Perez eventually came around to score the winning run with some more help from the Norfolk defense. Dovydas Neverauskas pitched a scoreless seventh for the save.

Austin Meadows 0-2, walk, hit by pitch but seemed fine

Phil Gosselin 2-4

Tyler Glasnow 6 IP, 2 hits, 8 K, 4 walks

Nick Kingham started Game 2 and Indy pulled out a 4-3 victory. Kingham went five innings, but was hit pretty hard, allowing three runs on eight hits. Indy took a 4-2 lead on a Chris Bostick RBI single in the fourth and held on to win as Angel Sanchez and Johnny Barbato each pitched one scoreless inning. Danny Ortiz hit his first home run of the season.

Chris Bostick 1-4, RBI

Danny Ortiz 1-3, home run

Nick Kingham 5 IP, 8 hits, 4 K, 1 walk

Altoona (35-29) won a laugher over Portland 7-1 and received a strong start from Alex McRae. McRae was filling the strike zone and threw seven innings, only giving up one run on four hits. The Curve banged out 12 hits. Kevin Newman returned to the lineup and was 2-5. Jerrick Suiter hit his fourth home run of the year (1.250 OPS over last 10 games).

Kevin Newman 2-5

Connor Joe 1-3

Wyatt Mathisen 2-4, 2 K

Jerrick Suiter 2-2, home run (4), 2 walks

Anderson Feliz 2-4

Alex McRae 7 IP, 4 hits 5 K, 1 walk

Dario Agrazal had a strong start, but Bradenton's (36-28) bullpen faltered late and they lost 3-1 to Tampa. Agrazal lasted six innings, only surrendering one run on four hits with six strikeouts. Jess Amedee took over in the seventh in a 1-1 game, but promptly gave up a two-run homer, which was the difference in the game. Bradenton’s bats were quiet, but Will Craig did hit his fifth home run.

Ke'Bryan Hayes 0-4, 1 K

Will Craig 1-3, home run (5), 1 K, 1 walk

Dario Agrazal 6 IP, 4 hits, 6 K, 1 walk

West Virgina (29-34) defeated Charleston 2-0 behind a strong performance from Luis Escobar. Escobar went five innings with seven strikeouts and only one walk. Clark Eagan had both RBIs for the Power.

Hunter Owen 2-4

Luis Escobar 5 IP, 3 hits, 7 K, 1 walk

The DSL Pirates (5-6) lost to the DSL Astros Orange 6-1. Noe Toribio gave up six runs (three earned) over four innings. Sherten Apostel was 1-3 with a double and an RBI.