— Tyler Glasnow blew away the International League’s highest-scoring lineup as Indianapolis (42-34) lost to Durham, 1-0. Glasnow fanned a dozen in seven shutout innings, throwing 61 of 88 pitches for strikes. He gave up two hits and walked two. Indy, unfortunately, couldn’t take advantage of nine walks, getting only four hits, leaving a dozen on base and going 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. They even stole three bases in three tries, to no avail. Angel Sanchez pitched the last two innings and allowed the only run.
Chris Bostick: 0-5 (batting .223 in June)
Phil Gosselin: 0-3, 2 BB (4-for-28 in last seven games)
Eric Wood: 1-3, BB
— In a recurring theme for the day, Altoona (40-33) wasted an outstanding start by Alex McRae in a 2-1 loss to Bowie. McRae threw an eight-inning complete game against the Eastern League’s second-best lineup, needing just 98 pitches and allowing only four hits and two walks. He fanned seven and faced only 27 batters thanks to three double plays. Unfortunately, three of the hits came in a two-run sixth. The Curve couldn’t do anything with struggling Bowie starter David Hess. In fact, the only Altoona run came off a rehabbing Zach Britton. The Curve had just five hits overall.
Kevin Newman: 0-3, BB
Jordan Luplow, Edwin Espinal, Jin-De Jhang, Wyatt Mathisen: all 1-4
Connor Joe: 0-3, BB (batting .133 in June, .244 overall)
— West Virginia (32-39) wasted six shutout innings by Eduardo Vera in a 2-0 loss to Augusta. Vera gave up four hits, walked two and struck out four. The Power had only four hits, half of them by Carlos Munoz.
Adrian Valerio: 0-4
Hunter Owen: 1-4
Trae Arbet: 0-4, 3 K (batting .149 in June)
— Morgantown (5-3) wasted still more outstanding pitching in a 1-0, ten-inning loss to Batavia. Starter Sergio Cubilete threw six shutout innings, allowing five hits and no walks, and striking out two. Eighth round pick Blake Weiman made his pro debut with two scoreless innings. He gave up no hits and a walk, and fanned three. The game’s only run scored when a Raul Siri error was followed by a hit batsman and two walks. All five of the runs allowed by Morgantown in its last two games scored due to Siri errors. The Black Bears had just four hits.
Jared Oliva: 1-4
Bligh Madris: 0-3, BB
Deon Stafford: 0-4
Tristan Gray: 0-3
Lucas Tancas: 0-4
— Bristol (1-4) lost to Greeneville, 4-2. Two 2017 draftees made their pro debuts. Hunter Stratton (16th round) and Alex Manasa (11) each gave up two runs in two innings. Two other debuts were Ben Bengtson (23), who went 3-4 with a double, and Nick Valaika (24), who went 0-4. The offense came from veteran lower-level player Henrry Rosario, who hit his first HR with a man on.
Yondry Contreras: 2-4
Edison Lantigua: 0-4
— The GCL Pirates (1-0) won their opener over the Tigers East, 2-0. Roger Santana started and threw five shutout innings, allowing four hits and no walks. He struck out four. Samuel Reyes, younger brother of Pablo Reyes, threw the last three innings, giving up a hit and striking out one. In between, Austin Shields got through one inning despite two walks and a wild pitch, thanks to a line drive double play. Lolo Sanchez and Jeremias Portorreal each went 2-4 with a triple. Second round draft pick Cal Mitchell made his pro debut, going 1-4. Rodolfo Castro was 2-3 with a double and a walk.
— The DSL Pirates (11-9) beat the Indians, 4-3, in ten innings on a bases-loaded walk. Starter Santiago Flores gave up just one hit over five shutout innings. He didn’t walk or strike out anybody. The Pirates had only five hits, but drew ten walks. Kyle Simmons went 1-2 with two walks, including the game-winner.
Jean Eusebio: 0-4, BB (batting .136)
Samuel Inoa: 1-4, BB
Sherten Apostel: 0-2, 3 BB