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Cannonballs coming: Not a good day in the Pirates’ system

— Nick Kingham struggled again as Indianapolis (42-35) got pummeled by Durham, 8-0. Kingham gave up six runs, four earned, in five and two-thirds innings. He allowed six hits and two walks, and fanned seven. Indy had only three hits.

Phil Gosselin: 0-4, 3 K
A.J. Schugel: 1.1 IP, 2 H
Casey Sadler: IP, 4 H, 2 R
Dovydas Neverauskas: IP, 2 K

— Altoona (40-34) got stomped by Bowie, 9-0. Cody Dickson, filling in with Brandon Waddell and Dario Agrazal hurt, gave up five runs in three innings. The Curve had just six hits. Connor Joe went 2-2, but apparently was hurt in an unsuccessful steal attempt.

Kevin Newman: 1-4
Jordan Luplow: 1-4
Edwin Espinal: 0-3, BB
Wyatt Mathisen: 0-3, BB

— Bradenton (39-33) lost to Dunedin, 7-3. Taylor Hearn gave up only three hits and two walks over six innings, but that still amounted to three runs. He struck out only two. Yunior Montero lost the game by giving up four runs in an inning and a third. He’s allowed 20 earned runs in his last 14.1 IP. Cole Tucker and Ke’Bryan Hayes combined to go 0-10 with five strikeouts.

Will Craig: 2-3, BB
Logan Hill: 1-4
Christian Kelley: 1-3
Kevin Krause: 2-3, BB
Brandon Cumpton: 1.1 IP, H, BB, K

— West Virginia (32-40) got blasted by Augusta, 9-0. Luis Escobar had a rough outing, giving up seven runs in four innings on six hits and three walks. He struck out five. Arden Pabst went 2-4 with two doubles.

Adrian Valerio: 1-5
Hunter Owen: 1-3, BB

— Bristol (1-5) lost to Greeneville, 8-5. Domingo Robles gave up four runs, two earned, in six innings. He gave up five hits, walked none, and struck out four. Will Reed, selected in the 20th round this year, made his pro debut, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in two innings. He struck out one. Huascar Fuentes had two doubles and three RBIs.

Yondry Contreras: 1-3, BB
Jason Delay: 1-2 (left after HBP)
Edison Lantigua: 0-1

— The GCL Pirates (1-1) blew a five-run ninth-inning lead and lost to the Tigers East, 13-10. Brian Sousa -- who’d already been demoted after two horrific outings for Bristol -- and Jose Delgado combined on an inning that produced four walks, two errors, a wild pitch, a balk, a triple, and finally a walk-off, three-run HR. Jeremias Portorreal (pictured) led the offense, going 4-5. Cal Mitchell went 1-4 with a double and a walk in his second pro game. Starter Yeudry Manzanillo gave up three runs over two and two-thirds innings.

Lolo Sanchez: 1-4, 2B, BB
Rodolfo Castro: 2-5, 3B, 3 RBI
Gabriel Brito: 1-4, 2B

— The DSL Pirates (12-9) took a crazy, 14-inning game from the Rangers1, 11-10. The Pirates scored two runs to tie the game, 5-5 in the top of the ninth. Over the next four innings, they took either a one- or two-run lead each inning and failed to hold it each time. The game illustrated the stupidity of the rule, followed in the DSL, where a team starts each extra inning with a runner on second. The rule helped the Pirates take the lead repeatedly, but it also helped the Rangers repeatedly tie and prolong the game, which is what the rule is intended to avoid. Starter Oliver Garcia allowed one run on six hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out three. Randy Jimenez got the win by throwing two scoreless innings (although he allowed an inherited runner to score in his first inning. He gave up no hits or walks, and fanned five. Samuel Inoa went 2-6 and drove in three runs.

Jean Eusebio: 0-6 (batting .120)
Francisco Acuna: 1-3, 3 BB
Sherten Apostel: 0-6