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Cannonballs Coming: Greensboro bombs minors’ best team

— Mitch Keller had an abbreviated start and Indianapolis (15-16) lost to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in walkoff fashion in the ninth, 5-4. Keller’s start was brief in innings, but not in pitches. It took him 83, with just 47 strikes, to get through three innings. He gave up three runs on four hits and three walks, with four strikeouts. Jesus Liranzo followed with what, for him, was an outstanding outing, with just one run allowed on two hits and only one walk in three innings. He fanned four. Pablo Reyes, who played short again, and Jake Elmore each went 2-4, and Ke’Bryan Hayes and Jose Osuna each 2-5. Reyes had his first home run, Elmore two doubles and Hayes one double.

Jason Martin: 1-5
Will Craig: 1-4
Kevin Kramer: 1-2, 2 BB
Jacob Stallings: 0-3

— Altoona (16-16) concluded a very rough series against one of the worst teams in the minors by losing the rubber match to Bowie, 12-2. The Curve started new acquisition Sean Brady, a 2013 draftee of Cleveland who was recently cut loose. Brady’s prospect days are probably behind him, but the Curve badly needed a starter. Brady gave up four runs in five innings. Yeudy Garcia, Tate Scioneaux and Angel German also pitched badly. The one bright spot was Blake Cederlind, who retired all four batters he faced, with one strikeout. On offense, Alfredo Reyes reached base five times, going 2-2 with three walks. Jared Oliva was 0-4 with a walk.

— Bradenton (20-12) sat some regulars and lost to Clearwater, 3-2. Robbie Glendinning drove in both runs with his fourth home run (with the Marauders). Cal Mitchell was 0-2 with two walks. Dylan Busby entered midway through the game and went 0-3. Aaron Shortridge gave up three runs on seven hits in six innings. He walked none and fanned seven.

— Greensboro (21-10) faced off with Delmarva, which had the best record in the minors at 24-4, and stomped them, 9-0. Steven Jennings had his best start of the season, going five and a third innings. He gave up three hits and three walks, and struck out three. Joe Jacques, Samuel Reyes and Cam Alldred combined for three and two-thirds innings, allowing just one hit total. Brett Kinneman went 2-5 with his fourth home run, Grant Koch was 2-4 with a double and a walk, and Pat Dorrian had a three-run triple. Kyle Mottice went 3-4 with a double and a walk to keep his average at .750.

Lolo Sanchez: 0-4, BB
Rodolfo Castro: 1-4, BB
Mason Martin: 1-4
Jonah Davis: 0-3, BB (batting .077)