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Cannonballs Coming: Dylan Busby homers twice

Altoona was rained out.

— Trayvon Robinson had his second straight four-hit game and Indianapolis (5-3) continued to pummel the ball, winning its fifth straight, 9-2, over Charlotte. Robinson went 4-5. He had singles his first two times up, giving him seven straight hits. He finished with triples in his last two at-bats. Will Craig and Ke’Bryan Hayes also had good days. Craig went 2-4 with a walk, three RBIs and his fifth home run, a huge blast that cleared the picnic area beyond left field and landed in the street. He also stole home on a delayed double steal. Hayes went 2-4 with a walk and a pair of doubles, giving him five extra base hits in the last two games. Elias Diaz served as DH and went 3-5. Alex McRae allowed two runs, both unearned, on just two hits in six innings against a team that came in hitting .321. He walked none and struck out five.

Cole Tucker: 0-3, BB, HBP, SB
Bryan Reynolds: 2-4, 2B, BB, SB
Tyler Lyons: IP
Geoff Hartlieb: IP, 3 BB
Montana DuRapau: IP, H, K

— Dylan Busby (pictured) broke out of a season-opening slump in a big way, but Bradenton (6-3) still lost to Dunedin, 8-6. Busby went 3-3 with a double and his first two longballs. Max Kranick failed to survive the first inning, as he couldn’t throw strikes. Kranick retired two batters, both on strikes, while walking three, and allowing a hit and four runs. He left with the bases loaded and Gavin Wallace let all three runners score, then eventually allowed four of his own. Oneil Cruz didn’t play for the second day in a row. He’s not in the injured list, so it’s probably nothing major.

Travis Swaggerty: 1-5, 2B
Cal Mitchell: 0-5
Blake Cederlind: IP, K

— Greensboro (4-5) lost to Charleston, 5-3. Grasshopper pitchers fanned 15, but their own hitters whiffed 13 times and managed only five hits. Ji-Hwan Bae made his season debut, playing short and going 1-4 with a triple. Starter Alex Manasa easily set a career high with 11 strikeouts, in just four and two-thirds innings. He gave up two runs, one earned, on four hits, with no walks. Logan Stoelke — who I thought looked very promising but who’s struggling badly — gave up a two runs in the eighth to lose the game. Lolo Sanchez was 2-2 with a triple, and now has a .927 OPS.

Jonah Davis: 0-2, BB
Mason Martin: 0-4
Rodolfo Castro: 1-4, 2B