Bradenton and the GCL Pirates were off.
— Indianapolis (41-33) rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth to beat Toledo, 5-4. Jordan Luplow hit a bases-loaded, two-out single to tie the game and the winning run came around on an error. Luplow finished 1-4 with a walk and Kevin Kramer was 2-4 with a double and a triple. Nick Kingham started and went five and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on solo home runs. He gave up only one other hit and walked two. Unfortunately, he struck out nine, so he’s not with the program. Dovydas Neverauskas gave up two runs in one inning of work despite not allowing a hit, thanks to five walks (one intentional). Enny Romero threw a scoreless inning to get the win. He walked one and struck out two.
Kevin Newman: 1-5
Chris Bostick: 1-4, BB
Max Moroff: 1-3, BB
— Mitch Keller gave up just one hit over eight innings as Altoona (37-33) shut out Harrisburg, 4-0. Keller walked two, fanned six and needed just 92 pitches. Montana DuRapau had a 1-2-3 ninth. Jason Martin stayed hot, going 3-4 with a double. Cole Tucker was 2-4, Will Craig 2-3 with a walk and Christian Kelley 2-4 with a double.
Ke’Bryan Hayes: 0-4
Stephen Alemais: 0-4
— Cody Bolton continued pitching well as West Virginia (41-30) beat Lakewood, 4-1, in the first game of a doubleheader. Bolton gave up eight hits in six innings, but he walked none and fanned five, while allowing just one run. Fabricio Macias went 2-3 in his debut at the level. Chris Sharpe and Ryan Peurifoy also went 2-3.
Oneil Cruz: 0-3, BB
Deon Stafford: 0-3
Lolo Sanchez: 1-3
The Power lost the second game, 1-0. Sergio Cubilete gave up the one run in four and two-thirds innings. The Power managed only four singles. Macias and Rodolfo Castro were each 1-3. Sanchez went 2-2. Cruz was 0-3.
— Morgantown (5-6) lost the first game of its doubleheader with Auburn, 4-0. Alex Manasa threw five shutout innings, but came apart in the sixth. He was charged with four runs over five and a third innings. He gave up eight hits and two walks, and struck out two. The Black Bears had only three hits. Shortstop and third round pick Connor Kaiser made his pro debut and went 1-3. Brett Kinneman also went 1-3. Travis Swaggerty was 0-3.
The Black Bears also lost the second game, this time by 3-2. Starter Zach Spears lasted only an inning, probably because he threw 30 pitches. He allowed two hits and a walk, and two runs, one earned. Nick Economos gave up just one run over four innings, but that left him with the loss. Morgantown went with a Sunday lineup and got only five hits.
— Bristol (4-3) beat Pulaski, 9-6. Jonah Davis had a big day on offense, going 3-5 with two doubles and his first pro home run. Connor Uselton also went 3-5 and had a triple. Victor Ngoepe was 3-4 with a walk. Sherten Apostel was 1-4 with a walk. Starter Shane Baz sailed through the first three innings, but couldn’t get out of the fourth. He gave up three runs in three and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits and two walks, and striking out five. Vince Deyzel and Will Gardner threw two scoreless innings each in relief, striking out five and four, respectively, to give Bristol pitchers 15 strikeouts total.
— The DSL Pirates1 (8-12) lost to the Rays2, 5-3. The Pirates’ starter, Arlinthon De Dios, lasted just six batters and walked five of them. Yoelvis Reyes followed with four and two-thirds scoreless innings, allowing a hit and two walks, and striking out three. Norkis Marco was 3-5 and Daniel Rivero 2-5 with a double.
Emilson Rosado: 1-3, 2B, BB
Shendrik Apostel: 0-4
— The DSL Pirates2 (8-12) beat the Giants, 9-3. Starter Angel Suero threw four shutout innings, giving up three hits and three walks. He struck out six. Suero signed for $100,000 back in 2016, but didn’t pitch in 2017 due to injury and control problems. So far this year he’s fanned 24 in 20.1 IP. Xavier Concepcion gave up one hit and one run over four innings. He walked two and struck out four. Germin Lopez hit his second home run, a three-run shot.