INDIANAPOLIS — He allowed three runs over five innings in his start at Norfolk.

Not quite a performance that gathered a lot of buzz or headlines, but also not one to completely toss away as unimportant.

J.T. Brubaker made quite the debut in Triple-A, throwing six shutout innings. One week later came that start in Norfolk.

He plodded through an average performance on paper, but there were signs of maturation and development in that outing even if it didn’t shine like his debut with Indianapolis.

Brubaker retired the first batter in the third inning of that game, but then allowed a walk, bunt single, double and another walk. The Tides were up 2-0 and had two runners on, but Brubaker ended that threat with a double play.

“I was not comfortable at all and I felt in certain situa...

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