Pirates Cut Relievers; Morton Pitches Well In Loss

Starter Charlie Morton also pitched 6 innings, allowing only one run, on a home run by LF Jason Kubel, along with 4 other hits. �Javier Lopez got into trouble in the 7th inning. �He gave up a single and two walks to load the bases, then walked former Indy Indian (2004) JJ Hardy to force in a run. �Lopez was relieved by Michael Dubee, who gave up a single that got past the leaping SS Chase d’Arnaud to bring in another run (charged to Lopez). �Jean Machi pitched the 8th inning, and gave up a solo home run to Wilson Ramos.

Also in the game: �RF/CF John Raynor, 3B Jim Negrych, RF Miles Durham, 2B Shelby Ford, C Erik Kratz, PH Andrew Walker, and PH/LF Quincy Latimore.

Back in Bradenton, the Indy Indians played against the Las Vegas 51’s (Toronto). �Hayden Penn pitched one inning, which took him only 10 pitches. �He gave up a hit and struck out one batter. �Joel Hanrahan also pitched for the Indians, going 2 innings (26 pitches), and allowing 2 hits with 3 strikeouts. � No score, and no other details about that game at this point.

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