— Indianapolis (15-14) was overmatched for the second time this year against career mediocrity Odrisamer Despaigne in an 8-0 loss to Louisville. Indy had just four hits, three of them coming from Jake Elmore, who’s now batting .407. Jose Osuna was 1-3 with a double and a walk. Kevin Kramer, who had been hot, played third and went 0-4 with three strikeouts. Indy went with a Sunday lineup, although Will Craig got into the game for two at-bats and Jason Martin for one, all unsuccessful, obviously. Eduardo Vera got pummeled for 11 hits and seven runs in five innings. His ERA now stands at 6.10. Montana DuRapau gave up his first earned run of the year in one inning of work.
Jacob Stallings: 0-3
Geoff Hartlieb: 2 IP, H, 3 K, 2-2 inherited runners scored
— Altoona (15-14) also got blanked, 6-0 by Richmond. The Curve had only three hits, drew no walks and fanned 11 times. Scooter Hightower gave up six runs and three gopher balls in six innings. Jared Oliva was 0-4 and is batting .209.
— Max Kranick had a rough start and Bradenton (18-11) lost to Lakeland, 10-5. Kranick gave up six runs, five earned, in four innings. He allowed seven hits and a walk, and struck out three. The Marauders got all their runs on longballs. Lucas Tancas and Robbie Glendinning each went 2-4 with a double and a home run, Tancas’ first and Glendinning’s third (he has a fourth that he hit with Altoona). Chris Sharpe hit his third and Dylan Busby his tenth. Busby leads the Florida State League with twice as many as any other hitter except a guy with Tampa who has eight. Cal Mitchell, who was 1-4 in this game, has five and nobody else has more than four. Travis Swaggerty was 0-4.
— Greensboro (19-10) won for the 12th time in 14 games, 8-2, over West Virginia. Lolo Sanchez (pictured) went 4-4 and came up a home run short of a cycle. He also stole his 11th base. Mason Martin went 2-4 with his eighth home run and three RBIs. Pat Dorrian was 3-4 with two doubles, Brett Kinneman 2-4 with two doubles, and Fabricio Macias 2-4. Brad Case continued his strong season, going seven innings and allowing no runs until he gave up two in the seventh. He threw 70 of 95 pitches for strikes, walked nobody, fanned seven and allowed seven hits. Somebody finally stopped Rodolfo Castro, who went 0-4.