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Cannonballs coming: Lots of forgettable performances in the system tonight

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The GCL and DSL teams were off.

— Indianapolis (50-41) lost to Toledo, 9-2. Casey Sadler gave up three runs over six and two-thirds innings. Sadler pitched reasonably well, allowing five hits and a walk, and striking out five. Josh Smoker let the last run score before getting the last out in the seventh, then failed to retire any of the batters he faced in the eighth. Montana DuRapau bailed Smoker out of a bases loaded, no out jam, but then gave up five runs on three gopher balls, while recording only one out in the ninth. Catcher Ryan Lavarnway had to get the last two outs. The Indians had only five hits. Kevin Newman, Sean Rodriguez, Jose Osuna and Kevin Kramer all went 0-3.

— Altoona (48-41) lost to Erie, 7-1. Pedro Vasquez gave up four runs and then left the game with an arm injury with one out in the second. Infielder Logan Ratledge pitched the last three innings, allowing just one run. It was his eighth career mound appearance. Ratledge also provided the only Altoona offense with his second home run. The Curve had only four hits. Cole Tucker, Stephen Alemais, Bryan Reynolds and Will Craig went a combined 1-for-14 with two walks and seven strikeouts.

— Bradenton (46-43) was the system’s lone winner, beating Daytona, 5-2. Jared Oliva went 1-3 with two walks, Lucas Tancas had a two-run double, and Albert Baur and Hunter Owen each went 2-5. Adrian Valerio was 1-5. Mike Wallace allowed only one run over six and a third innings despite giving up nine hits. He walked none and struck out five. Blake Cederind loaded the bases in the ninth before getting the last out for the save.

— West Virginia (49-40) lost to Delmarva, 6-3. Domingo Robles got hit hard, allowing five runs on ten hits in six and a third innings. Kyle Watson hit his fourth home run. Lolo Sanchez was 1-3 with a walk and Rodolfo Castro 1-4 with a double. Cal Mitchell and Oneil Cruz have both cooled off. Cruz went 0-5 and is 2-for-23 in his last five games. Mitchell went 1-5 and is hitting just 182/265/273 in July.

— Morgantown (11-18) continued to have trouble scoring runs, losing to Staten Island, 3-2. Zack Kone went 1-3 with a double, his first pro hit. Travis Swaggerty went 1-4, and Mike Gretler and Luke Mangieri each went 1-4 with a double. Sixth round pick Michael Flynn, who struggled through his first three starts, threw four shutout innings, giving up a hit and no walks. He struck out three.

Brett Kinneman: 0-4, 3 K
Grant Koch: 1-4, 3 K
Connor Kaiser: 0-3

— Bristol (11-14) got hammered by Greeneville, 11-5. Starter Colin Selby gave up five runs over four innings. The Pirates had only six hits, half of them by Cristian Navarro (pictured), who was 3-4 with a double. Navarro replaced Conner Uselton early in the game for unknown reasons. Jonah Davis went 1-5 with a two-run triple.

Mason Martin: 0-4
Sherten Apostel: 0-3, BB