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Cannonballs coming: Mason Martin has a big day

— Indianapolis (53-41) beat Durham, 5-2. Steve Brault had some control issues, walking three and taking 95 pitches to get through six innings. He gave up two runs and five hits, and fanned seven. The Indians didn’t draw any walks and struck out 14 times, but they also went deep three times. Jordan Luplow went 2-4 with his fourth AAA HR, while Joey Terdoslavich hit his sixth and Eric Wood his 13th. Wood finished 1-4 with three strikeouts. Eury Perez had two doubles and is now hitting .336.

Chris Bostick: 2-5
Elias Diaz: 0-4
Erich Weiss: 1-4, 2B
Angel Sanchez: IP, H, BB, 2 K
Johnny Barbato: IP, H, K, Sv

— Altoona (48-44) beat Harrisburg, 6-1. Cody Dickson allowed just an unearned run in five innings on two hits and four walks. He struck out seven. Dickson has had a bizarre time since moving back to the rotation. In nine starts divided between AAA and AA, he’s had a 2.17 WHIP and has averaged only 3.1 IP per start, but his ERA as a starter is “only” 5.40. (His FIP is a lot higher.) Pablo Reyes (pictured) hit his third HR in two days and seventh overall. Kevin Newman and Jerrick Suiter each went 2-4 with a walk, and Suiter had a double.

Logan Hill: 1-5
Jin-De Jhang: 2-3, BB
Wyatt Mathisen: 1-3, BB
Casey Sadler: 3 IP, H, 2 K
Tate Scioneaux: IP, 3 K

— Bradenton (51-39) beat Dunedin, 7-5. Cole Tucker went 2-5 with a double, three runs and his 36th steal. Ke’Bryan Hayes was 2-4 with a triple and a walk. Cam Vieaux struggled, allowing four runs, three earned, on ten hits and four walks in six and two-thirds innings. He struck out five.

Will Craig: 1-5
Mitchell Tolman: 2-3, 2B, 2 BB
Seth McGarry: 1.1 IP, 2 H, R, BB, K, Sv

— Luis Escobar threw five and a third shutout innings in West Virginia’s (40-50) 4-0 win over Greensboro. Escobar gave up four hits and two walks, and struck out five. Jordan Jess and Julio Eusebio combined to strike out nine in three and two-thirds innings in relief. Hunter Owen went 2-4 with a double and his 11th HR.

Adrian Valerio: 1-4
Carlos Munoz: 2-4

— Morgantown (16-11) beat Auburn, 4-2. Ike Schlabach continued to pitch well, giving up one run in six innings on four hits and two walks. He fanned five. Schlabach now has an ERA of 1.97 and WHIP of 0.84. Jared Oliva went 3-5 with a double.

Bligh Madris: 1-4, BB
Deon Stafford: 0-4
Dylan Busby: 1-4

— Bristol (7-18) lost to Princeton, 11-3. The Pirates got the lead with a three-run HR by Ben Bengtson in the first. Bengtson went 1-3 with a walk and the HR was his second. Drafted in round 23 this year, Bengtson is batting 333/444/511. Hunter Stratton struck out seven in four innings, but couldn’t retire any of the three batters he faced in the fifth. He ended up being charged with two runs on five hits and two walks. Bristol lost the game in a seven-run seventh in which Miguel Hernandez and Drew Fischer walked six and hit another.

Yondry Contreras: 1-4, 3 K
Jason Delay: 1-3, BB

— Mason Martin went 4-4, but the GCL Pirates (7-12) lost to the Tigers West, 7-4. Martin got off to a slow start after being drafted in the 17th round and signing for an above-slot bonus, but he homered for the second straight game. He also had a double and three RBIs. Stephen Alemais went 0-4, continuing a long rehab (for a minor leaguer) that makes me wonder whether the Pirates are holding off while they consider some possible shortstop promotions. Sixth-round pick Cody Bolton had a good start, going three scoreless innings. He gave up an infield hit and a walk, and struck out two. Austin Shields had his usual control problems, walking two in an inning and two-thirds. He gave up a hit and three runs, two of them unearned, and struck out two.

Lolo Sanchez: 0-5
Rodolfo Castro: 2-4, 2B, 3B
Jeremias Portorreal: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 K

— The DSL Pirates (20-17) had nine hits and a dozen walks while giving up eight hits and four walks, but still lost to the Indians/Brewers, 8-7. The Pirates went 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position and allowed four unearned runs, all on errors by the pitchers. Sherten Apostel reached base five times, going 3-3 with a double, three runs, three RBIs and two walks.

Jean Eusebio: 0-4, 2 BB
Francisco Acuna: 0-2, 4 BB
Samuel Inoa: 1-4, BB