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Cannonballs coming: Good starts for Mitch Keller and Braeden Ogle

Indianapolis’ game got postponed for the third straight day and Altoona was off.

— Altoona (6-3) got another good start from Mitch Keller in a 4-1 loss to Akron. Keller allowed no hits until the fifth and eventually came out after a two-out triple tied the game, 1-1, in the sixth. He finished with the one run on three hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. He threw 55 of 87 pitches for strikes. Yeudy Garcia got the next four outs, but the Curve essentially conceded the game by putting Jake Brentz in to pitch the bottom of the eighth. Brentz faced six hitters and walked five of them, with a sacrifice fly on a 3-1 pitch being the only out he recorded. He’s now walked nine of the 14 hitters he’s faced this year. Jesus Liranzo made his Pirate debut following Brentz’ exit and got two fly outs. The Curve had only six hits, with Ke’Bryan Hayes going 3-3.

Cole Tucker: 1-3, BB
Stephen Alemais: 0-4
Will Craig: 0-3, BB (0-for-10 in last three games)
Logan Hill: 1-4
Jason Martin: 1-3

— Braeden Ogle (pictured) left early due to some control issues in his first start, but in his second he went six innings in a 5-1 West Virginia (6-5) win over Charleston. Ogle got through four innings easily, then had a little trouble in the fifth and sixth, but escaped with only one run allowed. He gave up six hits and two walks, struck out four, and threw 55 of 74 pitches for strikes. Jacob Taylor followed with one of the best outings of his career, retiring nine straight, five on strikeouts, for the three-inning save. Lolo Sanchez went 2-4 with two doubles and a walk. Cal Mitchell and Deon Stafford each went 2-5.

Dylan Busby: 1-3, BB
Mason Martin: 1-4, BB
Rodolfo Castro: 1-3
Chris Sharpe: 1-2, 2 BB (7-for-10 in last three games)