Indianapolis had a big inning today too, just like the Bucs. Tony Sanchez tweeted that he was watching Philthy Phil Irwin when Brian Jeroloman got ejected from the game. Loyalty is awesome. So is deleting tweets before the Bucs’ brass sees them.
Sanchez is slowly growing his batting average; it bumped again today with some knocks while the Tribe broke out for nine runs.
Brandon Inge seems headed to Pittsburgh. He hit a bomb Saturday night.
Meanwhile, Jordy Mercer will just keep on hitting.
Altoona got a nice start with six innings from Tyler Waldron, who gave up two runs, but it wasn’t enough. Andy Vasquez played center and had two hits with his first bomb of the year.
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Bradenton kept on losing. Alen Hanson had three errors to bump his number to ten–in ten games. The Bucs’ hot prospect also suffered an 0-fer-4 with a walk and three strikeouts. Dan Gamache was the big stick today with three hits. Jose Osuna had two, with his first bomb of the year.
The Bradenton pitching staff gave up eight runs. That’s bad. Really bad. So is the defense.
West Virginia was a 12-7 winner. Stetson Allie went three-for-three. The Bucs slugger played first base yesterday. He doubled, walked and stole a base. The average is nearing Ted Williams territory.
It took nine at-bats for Allie to get going and get his first hit, but since then Allie has had his foot on the gas. The 22-year-old has now hit safely in eight straight games. Big average. Big homer numbers–five. Big RBI. Allie has exploded with five bombs and 15 RBI.
Joely Rodriguez held the bad guys scoreless through four, but imploded in the fifth, allowing five runs. Rodriguez leads the club in strikeouts.
Well, another day, another three-run bomb for Raul Fortunato who had three hits on the day and drove in four Power teammates.