Indianapolis (40-31) lost 4-0 to Toledo Wednesday afternoon, but the big (and quite unfortunate) news is Austin Meadows was removed from the game early and is apparently undergoing an MRI for a possible hamstring injury. To my knowledge, Meadows has had issues with both hamstrings in the past. Nick Kingham was on the mound and allowed four runs (three earned) in 6 2-3 innings pitched. It was a decent outing for Kingham, who thew 75 of 107 pitches for strikes but saw damage done on two home runs. The Indy bats were quiet, only recording four hits.
Nick Kingham 6 2-3 IP, 6 hits, 6 K, no walks, 2 home runs
Altoona (38-31) lost 2-1 to Trenton. Recently-promoted Dario Agrazal went four innings and gave up two runs on three hits. He only threw 60 pitches, so I have to wonder if there was some sort of injury-related explanation for his removal from the game. Tate Scioneaux followed and threw four innings of scoreless relief. The Curve closed the gap to 2-1 in the fifth when Edwin Espinal drove home Kevin Newman with a double, but they would get no closer.
Kevin Newman 1-4
Jordan Luplow 1-2, 2 walks
Wyatt Mathisen 1-4
Dario Agrazal 4 IP, 3 hits, 2 K, 2 walks
Bradenton (37-30) fell to Clearwater 5-4. Taylor Hearn started for the Marauders and went five scoreless innings with four strikeouts and four walks. Yunior Montero ran into trouble in the sixth, giving up a three-run homer. Jake Brentz, a hard-throwing lefty, followed and gave up another two runs in the seventh. Bradenton trailed 5-1 going into the bottom of the eighth, but mounted a rally on home runs by Logan Ratledge (1) and Jordan George (3) to close the gap to 5-4. However, the Marauders went quietly in the ninth. It was another big game for Logan Hill, who was 3-3 with a walk. Given his age and success this year, one has to wonder if a promotion will be coming soon for Hill.
Taylor Hearn 5 IP, 4 K, 4 walks
Logan Ratledge 2-4, home run (1), double
Jordan George 1-4 , home run (3)
Logan Hill 3-3, walk
The West Virginia Power (30-36) did not play.
The West Virginia Black Bears (2-1) defeated Williamsport 7-2. The Black Bears were leading 3-0 after two thanks to some generosity by the Crosscutters defense. But Williamsport scored runs in both the third and fourth innings to make it 3-2. It would remain 3-2 until the eighth, when West Virginia scored another four runs. Most of the damage was done by Matt Diorio, whose triple drove in three. Sergio Cubilete started for the Black Bears and lasted five innings, giving up two runs. Adam Oller followed with three scoreless innings and four strikeouts.
Jose Barraza 2-4
Matt Diorio 2-4, triple
The DSL Pirates (8-8) beat the DSL Cubs 7-3. Noe Toribio had a poor start, but the Pirates scored six in the the top of the fifth. Sherten Apostel was 1-4 with a double.