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Starting Pitcher: Mitch Keller 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO
Cole Tucker 0-for-3, BB, SB
Jared Oliva 0-for-4
Will Craig 1-for-4
Braeden Ogle 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO
Game Recap: Mitch Keller is slowly building his pitch count up with Indianapolis after pitching in relief during his first two appearances with the team. He threw 64 pitches (44 strikes) on Wednesday afternoon, allowing one run on four hits, one walk and five strikeouts. He has a 2.79 ERA since being sent down. The bullpen did an outstanding job after Keller left, throwing six shutout innings in the 2-1 win. Braeden Ogle got the win with his two scoreless frames. Shea Spitzbarth also went two innings, while Geoff Hartlieb and Joe Jacques each went one inning.
The Indians were down 1-0 until a sacrifice fly by TJ Rivera scored Wilmer Difo in the seventh inning. In the tenth inning, Rivera started at second base. He moved to third base as Taylor Davis recorded a single on a bunt. Christian Bethancourt then singled Rivera home with the winning run. Bligh Madris had two hits and his fifth double of the season was the only extra-base hit for the Indians. Cole Tucker swiped his fourth base.
Game Recap: Game was postponed in the second inning with a 2-2 score. Roansy Contreras allowed two runs in his one inning of work. The game will be completed on Thursday.
Altoona had a lot of player movement in the last two days. Osvaldo Bido returned, Cam Vieaux was promoted to Indianapolis. Jeffrey Passantino was placed on the injured list with an ankle injury and Raul Hernandez appears to be done for the season with an elbow injury.
Starting Pitcher: Michael Burrows 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO
Matt Fraizer 2-for-4, HR, RBI
Nick Gonzales 0-for-4
Liover Peguero 2-for-4, 2B, 2 SB
Jared Triolo 0-for-4
Matt Gorski 0-for-3, BB
Lolo Sanchez 1-for-3
Game Recap: Michael Burrows worked through four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits, two walks and seven strikeouts on Wednesday afternoon. He also hit two batters (the same batter actually). Burrows threw 79 pitches, 44 for strikes. He now has a 2.39 ERA in 37.2 innings, with 52 strikeouts. Garrett Leonard took the loss with one run on two hits and three walks in 1.2 innings. Austin Roberts threw 2.1 innings of shutout ball. Matt Fraizer led off the game with his 11th home run of the season. Aaron Shackelford made it 2-0 in the third with his sixth double, which scored Liover Peguero. Bowling Green scored the next three runs for the 3-2 win. Peguero collected his seventh double and stole two bases, giving him 11 steals on the season.
Starting Pitcher: POSTPONED
Notable Performances: POSTPONED
Game Recap: POSTPONED. Francisco Acuna joined Bradenton from Greensboro, while Jake Snider was placed on the injured list.
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