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Cannonballs coming: J.T. Brubaker throws seven shutout innings

West Virginia’s game was postponed.

— Indianapolis (8-7) managed to beat Syracuse, 2-0, with a Sunday lineup. Alex McRae started and went six innings, giving up four hits and three walks, and striking out four. Dovydas Neverauskas survived walking the bases loaded in his first inning of work, then got the side in order in his second. The Indians got their runs in the eighth when Jerrick Suiter tripled and scored on a Kevin Newman single, then Newman came around on a sacrifice, a wild pitch and a ground out. Newman finished 2-4. Pablo Reyes, playing short with Newman at second, went 2-3.

Chris Bostick: 0-4
Jose Osuna: 1-4

— J.T. Brubaker (pictured) continued his strong start to the season, throwing seven innings of Altoona’s (9-7) 7-0 blanking of Erie. Brubaker gave up three singles, walked none and fanned six, while getting 13 outs on the ground. He now has a 1.57 ERA, with a 0.96 WHIP and 27 strikeouts in 23 innings. Will Craig went 2-3 with a walk and three RBIs. Stephen Alemais, Jason Martin and Bralin Jackson all went 2-4. Martin had a double and is now batting 341/420/614.

Cole Tucker: 1-4, 2B, BB
Ke’Bryan Hayes: 0-3, BB
Jesus Liranzo: IP, H, BB, 3 K
Geoff Hartlieb: IP, K

— Bradenton (11-7) lost to Tampa, 6-4. James Marvel gave up two runs on seven hits in six innings. He left with the score tied, but Angel German got torched for four runs before he recorded an out. German, whom you may remember came in the Tony Watson trade, now has an ERA of 14.63 and WHIP of 2.50. Bligh Madris went 1-4 and threw out two runners. Hunter Owen hit his second homerun, but also struck out three times.

Jared Oliva: 2-5, 3B
Adrian Valerio: 1-4