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Cannonballs coming: Two-HR days for Bligh Madris and Mason Martin

— Indianapolis (54-43) scored six times in the first and Tyler Glasnow fanned 11 in an 11-1 win over Gwinnett. It wasn’t all good news for Glasnow, as he walked five in his six innings. He gave up four hits and was charged with one run. Kevin Newman had a good debut in AAA, going 3-5, with all of the hits of the infield variety. Jordan Luplow also went 3-5, scored three runs and hit his fifth HR since his promotion. Eric Wood added his 14th HR and went 2-3. Wood exited in favor of Erich Weiss for unknown reasons in the bottom half of the inning in which he went deep.

Chris Bostick: 1-5
Elias Diaz: 2-4, BB
Phil Gosselin: 3-5
Gift Ngoepe: 1-4, BB (played third)
Angel Sanchez: 1.2 IP, 2 K
Johnny Barbato: 1.1 IP, 2 K

— Altoona (49-46) continued to have all manner of trouble with Bowie, losing to the Baysox for the tenth time in 12 meetings. The Curve failed to hold a four-run lead and ultimately lost the game, 7-6, when Luis Heredia walked in the winning run with two out in the bottom of the ninth. Cole Tucker had a rough AA debut, going 0-5 with two strikeouts and committing two errors that led to three unearned runs. Alex McRae gave up five runs, four unearned, in six innings. He allowed six hits, walked three and struck out two. Miguel Rosario walked four in an inning and a third; he’s walked at least one batter in nine straight appearances, a total of 20 in his last 14.1 IP. Heredia walked another two (one intentional), for a total of nine by Altoona pitching. Edwin Espinal and Jin-De Jhang each went 2-4 with a HR, Espinal’s 14th and Jhang’s first. Jhang drove in three runs.

Jerrick Suiter: 0-3, BB
Logan Hill: 1-3, BB
Wyatt Mathisen: 2-4, 2B

— Mitch Keller bounced back well from two bad starts, although this one didn’t end well, as Bradenton (53-40) beat Fort Myers, 4-1. Keller gave up just one hit and one unearned run over six-plus innings. He walked two and struck out four. Keller left after one batter in the seventh when he got hit on the shin (sub. req’d) by a line drive. No update yet on his condition. Stephen Alemais had a good high A debut, an error notwithstanding, as he went 2-2 with a walk. Will Craig was 2-3 with a double.

Mitchell Tolman: 1-4, 2B
Ke’Bryan Hayes: 0-2, BB
Kevin Krause: 2-4
Seth McGarry: IP, 2 H, Sv

— West Virginia (42-50) broke a tie with three late runs and then held on for a 6-5 win over Kannapolis. Yoel Gonzalez, in his second game after being promoted from Morgantown, went 2-5 with his first HR of the season. Starter Eduardo Vera survived ten hits in five and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs.

Adrian Valerio: 1-4
Carlos Munoz: 1-2, 3 BB
Garrett Brown: 1-3, BB
Pasquale Mazzoccoli: 1.1 IP, H, 2 K

— Morgantown (18-12) scored five runs in the first and went on to beat State College, 8-2. Bligh Madris (pictured) had a big game, going 4-4 with a pair of HRs, giving him three on the year. Jared Oliva was 3-5 with a triple. Brandon Waddell made a rehab start, allowing one run over four innings, on four hits and a walk. He fanned four. Cuban signee Yoandy Fernandez put up the exact same line in relief, except he fanned seven. Connor Joe began his own rehab, playing first and going 1-4 with two strikeouts.

Deon Stafford: 1-4
Dylan Busby: 0-3, BB

— Bristol (8-20) got pummeled by Elizabethton, 7-1. (I’ve thought about just giving the Bristol score and nothing else, because they almost always lose and there are very few real prospects on the team. Most years there are a couple of prep pitchers who matter and that’s about it.) Braeden Ogle had a rough start, allowing five runs, four earned, in five innings. He gave up seven hits and a walk, and struck out two. Jason Delay went 2-3 with a double and a walk. The Pirates had only six hits and fanned 12 times.

Ben Bengtson: 0-4, 3 K
Yondry Contreras: 1-4

— The GCL Pirates (8-13) beat the Blue Jays, 11-6, in 11 innings. Shane Baz made his fourth career start and got hit around a good bit. He allowed five hits and two walks in three innings, but he gave up only one run as the Jays had three runners thrown out on the bases. Baz fanned three. The Pirates blew leads in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, before piling up six runs in the 11th. (At this level, they use the stupid rule where each team starts every extra inning with a runner on second. The rule invariably leads to many exciting intentional walks and sacrifice bunts, more proof that MLB hates baseball fans.) Mason Martin continued his power surge, going 3-4 with a pair of HRs, giving him four in just eight pro games. He drew intentional walks his last two times up. Manny Bejerano went 3-5 with a grand slam in the 11th, his first pro HR.

Lolo Sanchez: 2-7, 2B
Calvin Mitchell: 0-5, BB
Rodolfo Castro: 3-5
Jeremias Portorreal: 3-6
Yeudry Manzanillo: 4 IP, 4 H, R, 5 K

NOTE: The box score at initially had Jeremias Portorreal hitting the grand slam, which would be his second HR of the year. At some point, several changes were made to the box. Based on a discussion with John Dreker, I’m convinced had it right the first time, i.e., the granny was in fact Portorreal’s. It appears they erroneously added a bases-loaded intentional walk to the game log, which makes no sense. Another change, then, would be that Castro actually went 4-6, not 3-5. Bejerano was 2-5 and Sanchez 2-6.

— The DSL Pirates (22-18) crushed the Astros Orange, 13-2. The Pirates got all those runs with only five hits, as they drew 18 walks. Santiago Flores threw five shutout innings despite walking five himself and giving up four hits. Samuel Inoa was 1-2 with two walks and three runs.

Jean Eusebio: 0-2, 3 BB
Francisco Acuna: 1-4
Sherten Apostel: 0-2, 3 BB