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Cannonballs coming: Ike Schlabach continues strong stretch

The GCL and DSL Pirates don’t play on Sundays.

In injury news, Adrian Valerio has gone on the disabled list after injuring his ankle getting a force out last night.

— After being shut out for six innings against Gwinnett, Indianapolis (55-45) exploded for ten runs in the seventh and eighth, and went on to a 10-2 win. Drew Hutchison threw six innings, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk. He struck out four. With the Indians having used four relievers for multiple innings each yesterday, Dovydas Neverauskas pitched the last three innings tonight. He gave up no runs on a hit and three walks, with three strikeouts. Danny Ortiz led the offensive outburst, going 3-5 with a double, his ninth HR and four RBIs. Kevin Newman also was 3-5 and added a double. Jordan Luplow went 2-4 with a double, then exited for a pinch runner after getting plunked.

Chris Bostick: 0-4, BB
Elias: 1-5
Eric Wood: 0-5
Phil Gosselin: 2-5
Erich Weiss: 2-3, BB

— Altoona (50-48) somehow beat Bowie, 5-3. J.T. Brubaker allowed one run on seven hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out three. Anderson Feliz was 2-4 with a walk and his first HR. Jin-De Jhang was 2-5 with two doubles and Logan HIll 2-5 with one double.

Jerrick Suiter: 2-5
Pablo Reyes: 2-4
Brandon Cumpton: 2 IP, H, R, 2 K

— Bradenton (55-41) took a six-run lead in the second and cruised to a 9-2 win over Clearwater. Will Craig broke out of a July slump with a 3-4 day that included his sixth HR, four runs scored and three RBIs. Kevin Krause was 4-5 with a double and four RBIs. Bret Helton gave up one run in five innings and Logan Sendelbach one in four.

Ke’Bryan Hayes: 2-5, 3B
Jordan George: 2-4, 2B

— Luis Escobar pitched like his early-season self in West Virginia’s (44-51) 7-1 win over Lexington. Escobar allowed one run in six innings on two hits and two walks. He fanned nine and threw 55 of 88 pitches for strikes. Two latecomers to the team led the offense; Yoel Gonzalez was 3-5 with a double and Garrett Brown 3-4. Gonzalez is hitting .353 in 16 games with the Power and Brown .333 in 29 games.

— Morgantown (20-12) beat Batavia, 7-2. Ike Schlabach (pictured) continued what could be a breakout season, throwing six scoreless innings while allowing just a bunt single and a walk. He struck out three. Schlabach now has a 1.66 ERA and 0.76 WHIP. He’s thrown exactly six innings in each of his last four starts and has allowed just one run and 11 hits in those 24 IP. Chris Sharpe went 2-4 with his first pro HR and four RBIs. Raul Hernandez was 3-3. Two minor leaguers made rehab appearances: Connor Joe was 1-5 and Hector Garcia allowed two runs, one earned, in one inning.

Tristan Gray: 0-3, BB (2-for-23 in last five games)
Dylan Busby: 1-4, 2B
Bligh Madris: 2-3, BB

— Bristol (8-23) battled back from a 10-4 deficit to close to within one, but the game ended the way Bristol games usually end, with the Pirates on the short end, in this case 10-9 against Burlington. Domingo Robles, who had been one of the team’s better pitchers, got torched for seven runs, six earned, in an inning and a third. Melvin Jimenez went 4-5 with a double and Yondry Contreras 3-5 with his second HR.

Edison Lantigua: 2-5, 2B
Jason Delay: 2-4, BB
Ben Bengtson: 2-5