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Cannonballs coming: Rough outing for Brandon Waddell


  • It has been announced that Jung Ho Kang will join Indianapolis and be with the team by tomorrow. Adam Frazier and Nick Kingham were both sent to Indy as Jacob Stallings was called up to join the Pirates and Ivan Nova activated from the Disabled List.
  • Catcher Jackson Williams has been added back to Indy’s active roster. He’d been assigned, in a paper move 19 days ago, to short-season Morgantown who won’t start their season until this Friday, the 15th.
  • That’s four players going to Triple-A with only one leaving, so there should be some corresponding moves shortly, including a likely return to Pittsburgh by Frazier if the team decides to place Francisco Cervelli on the Disabled List.


Indianapolis(32-28 and second place in the Western Division) was blown out by Pawtucket 11-1. Brandon Waddell’s third Triple A start did not go well. Waddell alllowed five runs on five hits over three innings. He did not record a strikeout and issued three walks. Jesus Liranzo replaced Waddell and gave up four walks and four runs while only recording two outs. Tyler Thornburg pitched the first inning for Pawtucket and then gave way to Quad A lefthander Josh Smith. Indianapolis had no answer for Smith as they fanned seven times over 4.1 innings. Indy scored their only run on a Jose Osuna sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.

Kevin Newman: 0-4

Jordan Luplow: 1-2, double, 2 walks

Josh Smoker: 2 IP, 3 Ks


Altoona(29-28 and third place in Western Division) was rained out.


Bradenton(31-27 and third place in Southern Division) lost 4-2 to Tampa. Mike Wallace started for the Marauders and gave up fours runs over six innings. All of Bradenton’s scoring came via the long ball. Hunter Owen hit his seventh homer in the third inning and Lucas Tancas hit his third home run in the seventh. Aside from the home runs Bradenton only had two singles on the day.

Jared Oliva: 0-3

Mitchell Tolman: 1-3, walk

Hunter Owen: 2-4, home run(7)

Lucas Tancas: 1-3, home run(3), walk


West Virginia(31-28 and third place in Northern Division) lost 6-1 to Hickory. Brett Pope doubled home Chris Sharpe in the top of the second to give the Power a 1-0 lead but Max Kranick ran into trouble in the bottom half of the inning. Kranick gave up four hits to go along with two walks and Hickory plated four runs. That was all they would need as they would coast to a 6-1 victory.

Oneil Cruz: 1-3, 2 walks

Chris Sharpe: 3-4, double

Deon Stafford: 2-4

Max Kranick: 5 IP, 8 hits, 4 runs, 3 Ks


No Sunday games scheduled.