— Indianapolis (10-8) lost to Gwinnett, 7-6. J.T. Brubaker went five innings and had gopher problems, giving up a solo shot in the first and a two-run home run in the fifth. Those were the only runs; he allowed four hits and a walk, and struck out five. Jesus Liranzo got hammered for three runs in his one inning. The Indians couldn’t do a great deal with Sean Newcomb, but after the bullpen came in a three-run bomb by Patrick Kivlehan, his second home run, got Indy back in it. Steve Baron also went deep, his first. Kevin Newman played seven innings in left and went 2-3. Will Craig had a pinch-hit single to end an 0-for-19 skid. Michael Feliz threw a scoreless inning, but walked three, so maybe there’s a reason he’s still in AAA.
Ke’Bryan Hayes: 0-4
Lonnie Chisenhall: 1-4
— Altoona (9-10) finally got the bats going and hammered Harrisburg, 10-5. The Senators’ starter, Sterling Sharpe, is ranked as one of Washington’s best pitching prospects, but the Curve hit him hard from the start, scoring four in the first. Bligh Madris went 3-6 with two doubles and three RBIs, and Jerrick Suiter was 3-4 with a double. Jared Oliva reached four times, going 2-4 with a walk and a hit batsman, and also stole two bases. Both of Oliva’s outs were hit hard. Four other players — Logan Hill, Hunter Owen, Arden Pabst and Brett Pope — had two hits apiece. Starter Scooter Hightower lasted only three innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on seven hits. Five relievers allowed just one run total in six innings, striking out ten. Blake Weiman made his first appearance of the season, retiring the side, with one strikeout, on nine pitches. Stephen Alemais singled in his only trip and got injured — I think it was his wrist or hand — sliding into second on a steal.
— Bradenton (13-7) got another strong start from Cody Bolton and beat Fort Myers, 3-1. Bolton gave up just an unearned run on four hits and a walk in six innings. He fanned six. Dylan Busby went 2-3 with his fifth home run and Travis Swaggerty was 2-4 with a double.
Cal Mitchell: 0-4, 3 K
Oneil Cruz: 1-4, SB
Blake Cederlind: IP, H, 2 K, Sv
— Mason Martin went deep for the fourth game in a row as Greensboro (11-8) beat Lexington, 5-2. Martin went 1-4 and the longball was his fifth on the season. Lolo Sanchez was 2-4 with a pair of doubles. Brad Case (pictured) threw six shutout innings, allowing just one hit. He walked none and struck out three.
Connor Kaiser: 1-4
Jonah Davis: 1-4
Samuel Reyes: 1.1 IP, BB, K, Sv