The DSL teams were off for their All-Star break.
— Sean Rodriguez hit a two-run, infield single in the bottom of the seventh to put Indianapolis (50-40) ahead and the Indians went on to beat Toledo, 5-4. Rodriguez finished the game 1-4. J.T. Brubaker gave up three runs in the first two innings, but recovered to last six. He was charged with four runs on eight hits, and recorded a walk and six strikeouts. Kevin Newman went 2-4 with two doubles and Pablo Reyes (pictured) had a two-run home run, his fifth HR in AAA and third in three games.
Adam Frazier: 0-4 (batting .200 in AAA)
Jose Osuna: 1-4
Kevin Kramer: 1-4
Dovydas Neverauskas: IP, H, BB, 2 K, Sv
— Altoona (48-40) scored three in the first and held on to beat Erie, 4-2. The Curve had nine hits and nine walks, but stranded a dozen. Austin Coley made his first appearance since May and threw three scoreless innings. The first three hitters in the Altoona lineup — Cole Tucker, Stephen Alemais and Bryan Reynolds — had only two hits but reached base eight times. Tucker was 1-4 with a walk, Alemais 1-2 with two walks and Reynolds 0-2 with three walks. Will Craig was 1-4 with a double and a walk.
— Bradenton (45-43) blew a one-run lead in the eighth and Blake Weiman let the winning run score without retiring a batter in the bottom of the ninth in a 6-5 loss to Daytona. Starter Gavin Wallace managed to give up only four runs despite a dozen hits in six innings. Jared Oliva went 3-5 with a double and Adrian Valerio hit a three-run home run, his fifth longball on the season. Garrett Brown was 3-4 and Jason Delay 2-4.
— Ben Bengtson hit three doubles as West Virginia (49-39) beat Delmarva, 4-3. Travis MacGregor started but came out after two and two-thirds innings, having given up a run on four hits and two walks. He threw only 24 pitches in the third inning and 66 overall, so I’m not sure why he came out. Ike Schlabach gave up a run over four and a third to get the win. Deon Stafford went 2-2 and then left for a pinch runner, also for unknown reasons. The Power stole seven bases in the game.
Lolo Sanchez: 2-4
Cal Mitchell: 0-4 (2-for-23 in last six games)
Oneil Cruz: 1-4
— Morgantown (11-17) and its struggling offense lost to Staten Island, 1-0. The Black Bears managed only three singles. Most of this year’s higher draft picks aren’t hitting. Connor Kaiser (3rd round), who struck out all three times up today, is batting .208 with no extra base hits. Grant Koch (5) is 1-for-16. Mike Gretler (10) has an OPS of .559, Zach Susi (12) .527 and Daniel Amaral (14) .587. Osvaldo Bido had a good start in this game, allowing just the run on three hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out two.
— Roger Santana had a rough time, ending a string of good starts, as Bristol (11-13) lost to Greeneville, 12-6. Santana allowed seven runs on seven hits in three and two-thirds innings. He walked three and struck out four. Victor Ngoepe and Dean Lockery each went 2-5.
Mason Martin 1-3, BB
Conner Uselton: 1-5
— The GCL Pirates (8-12) lost to the Yankees West, 4-3. The Pirates got a good start from Luis Arrieta, who gave up a run in five innings and five hits and a walk. He fanned six. The Pirates had only six hits, two of them by John Lantigua. Ji-Hwan Bae went 1-1 and then came out of the game. That’s happened several times for unknown reasons, although often it’s the result of a player not hustling, missing signs or the like. Jean Eusebio went 0-4 and is mired in a 2-for-28 slump.