Some injury notes: Stephen Alemais went on the disabled list with a shoulder sprain, sustained on a slide into second two days ago. And Corey Dickerson is on his way to join Indianapolis for a rehab assignment.
— Indianapolis (10-10) lost to Charlotte, 10-9. The Indians took a 7-2 lead in the sixth, but suffered a bullpen meltdown. Starter Rookie Davis gave up a pair of solo home runs in the first, while also striking out the side, but recovered to throw four scoreless innings. He left after the first two batters reached in the sixth, but Geoff Hartlieb let those runners score and three of his own. Brandon Waddell gave up two more and Dovydas Neverauskas another one. Will Craig broke out of his slump to go 3-5 with his seventh home run, a long blast to straightaway center. Kevin Newman played short and went 1-5. Ke’Bryan Hayes was 2-5 with a double, although the double was a pop fly that nobody wanted and the single was originally scored an error. Lonnie Chisenhall started as the DH and went 1-2, but left for a pinch hitter for unknown reasons. Kevin Kramer replaced Chisenhall and went 2-3. Trayvon Robinson went 3-4 with a double, and is now batting .391.
— James Marvel (pictured) continued his outstanding pitching as Altoona (10-10) shut out Richmond, 7-0. Marvel allowed just four hits and two walks over seven innings, although it came against the league’s lowest-scoring team. He struck out three. Bligh Madris went 3-5; he’s now batting .325, but without a single walk. Adrian Valerio, replacing Alemais at short, made his AA debut, going 2-4 with a walk. Mitchell Tolman had a double and a triple in three times up, and Hunter Owen went 2-4 with a double. Owen now has a .970 OPS. Jared Oliva was 1-5 with a double, and struck out three times.
— Bradenton (14-8) edged Daytona, 4-3. Aaron Shortridge had his least effective start so far, giving up three runs in five innings. He allowed seven hits and two walks, and struck out three. Cal Mitchell went 1-2 with his fourth home run and three walks. Robbie Glendinning also went deep, his second with Bradenton (he also hit one for Altoona), and Lucas Tancas had two doubles. Travis Swaggerty missed his second straight game, but he’s not on the disabled list, so he probably has some minor issue.
Oneil Cruz: 0-4, BB
Luis Escobar: 2 IP, BB, 2 K
Joel Cesar: IP, H, Sv
— Greensboro (12-9) lost to Hagerstown, 9-8. Steven Jennings continued to struggle, getting roughed up for five runs and seven hits in three innings. He walked none and struck out five. The Grasshoppers got their runs with just three hits, thanks to nine walks, two hit batsmen and three errors. Lolo Sanchez went 1-4 with a walk and his second home run. Chase Lambert had the other two hits, going 2-3 with a double.
Connor Kaiser: 0-1, 4 BB
Mason Martin: 0-3, 2 BB
Jonah Davis: 0-5, 3 K (batting .075 with 22 Ks in 40 AB)
Braeden Ogle: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 5 K