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Greensboro was rained out, which stopped scheduled starter Carmen Mlodzinski from returning to action.
Starting Pitcher: Beau Sulser 6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Cole Tucker 0-4, BB
Jared Oliva 0-4, BB
Michael Chavis 1-3, BB
Indianapolis (43-45) came back from a 4-0 deficit to beat St. Paul, 7-4. Beau Sulser had longball troubles, allowing a solo shot in the first and a three-run homer in the third. The score stayed 4-0 until the bottom of the seventh, when the Indians scored four to tie. Christian Bethancourt drove in two with a triple and Phillip Evans doubled in two more. Bethancourt entered the game, and actually caught, after starting catcher Joe Hudson took a foul tip squarely in the center of the mask. In the eighth, Indy loaded the bases on two walks and an error, and Chris Sharpe unloaded them with a double. On the day, Indy fanned 14 times and had only six hits, but they drew eight walks. Tanner Anderson got the win with a scoreless inning and two thirds. Keury Mella pitched the ninth for the save. Since joining Indy, Mella has thrown five scoreless innings, allowing two hits and no walks, and striking out seven.
Starting Pitcher: Osvaldo Bido 2.1 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Matt Fraizer 0-4
Ji-Hwan Bae 0-4
Jack Suwinski 0-2, BB
Mason Martin 2-4, HR (20)
Diego Castillo 1-4
Cal Mitchell 0-3, BB
Carter Bins 0-3, BB
Altoona’s (46-41) miserable series against Erie continued with a 14-1 loss. Since winning the opener, the Curve have lost four straight by a combined score of 44-5. Osvaldo Bido got knocked out in the second inning, having allowed seven runs, three of them unearned. Bido was followed by Alex Manasa and Oddy Nunez, either of whom signals time to head for the exits. Manasa allowed four runs, although three of them were unearned. Nunez allowed three earned over three innings, which lowered his ERA. All the unearned runs were courtesy of Ji-Hwan Bae, who committed three errors. Oddly enough, Altoona actually took the early lead on Mason Martin’s 20th home run of the season. Martin had two of the Curve’s three hits. Diego Castillo had the other.
Starting Pitcher: Carmen Mlodzinski (3-2, 2.63, 41 IP, 54 K)
Rained out, no makeup date specified.
Starting Pitcher: Jared Jones 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K
Hudson Head 0-4
Endy Rodriguez 0-4
Dariel Lopez 1-4
Abrahan Gutierrez 0-4
Jase Bowen 1-4
Alexander Mojica 1-3, 2B
Logan Hofmann 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Oliver Mateo 1 IP, 3 K
Bradenton (53-33) got a walkoff, ten-inning, 2-1 win over Fort Myers. Jared Jones started and threw three scoreless innings. He had some control problems, needing 65 pitches while hitting two and walking two, but he fanned six. Logan Hofmann followed in relief, probably because starting opportunities have been in short supply due to rainouts. He threw four scoreless innings. Bradenton took a 1-0 lead in the third on back-to-back doubles by Alexander Mojica and Daniel Rivero, but that was all the Marauders could get in regulation. The top five hitters in their order combined to go 1-for-20. The score held until the eighth, when Nick Dombkowski gave up a solo home run to Aaron Sabato, who has four homers in four games against Bradenton this week. The game went into the tenth and Oliver Mateo stranded the free runner by striking out the side. In the bottom half, after a wild pitch sent the free runner to third, leadoff hitter Jase Bowen ended the game by lining a hit to right.
FCL PIRATES BLACK
Starting Pitcher: Jake Sweeney 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K
Solomon 1-2, BB
Juan Jerez 0-3
Jackson Glenn 1-3
Wyatt Hendrie 0-3
The Gold team (18-10) won the intra-organizational battle with the Black team (11-16), 3-1. Joelvis Del Rosario had an excellent start for the Gold team, allowing just two hits, a walk and an unearned run over five innings while fanning six. Johan Montero got the save with two scoreless innings. Black team starter Jake Sweeney also pitched well, apart from three walks, as he threw three scoreless innings. Relievers Yoelvis Reyes, Luis Peralta and Jorge Ramos each allowed a run, although Reyes’ was unearned. Tsung-Che Cheng had the big day for the Gold team, getting a walk, a single and his third home run of the year while driving in two. Catcher Geovanny Planchart drove in the other Gold run. He’s batting 346/426/519. A number of the Pirates’ 2021 draftees saw action. For the Gold team, Luke Brown played right and got his third pro hit. Mike Jarvis and Brenden Dixon played second and short, respectively, and each went 0-for-2 with a walk. For the Black team, fifth-round pick Jackson Glenn made his pro debut, playing third and picking up an RBI single in his first AB. Wyatt Hendrie caught and went hitless. Solomon Maguire seems to be playing regularly now and handled center for the Black team. He had a single and a walk.
FCL PIRATES GOLD
Starting Pitcher: Joelvis Del Rosario 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Tsung-Che Cheng 2-3, HR (3), BB
Rodolfo Nolasco 0-4
Luke Brown 1-3
Mike Jarvis 0-2, BB
Geovanny Planchart 1-2, SF
Brenden 0-2, BB
DSL PIRATES BLACK
Starting Pitcher: Isaias Uribe 4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Enmanuel Terrero 1-3, HR (1), BB, SB
Shalin Polanco 0-4
Ronny Sanchez 3-3, 2B, BB
Fabian Urbina 2-4
The Black (13-10) and Gold (6-17) went into the seventh inning of their game in a 3-3 tie. The Gold team scored two in the top half, but the Black team came back with three in the bottom half to win, 6-5. The runs scored on three straight two-out, RBI singles, the last a walkoff infield hit by Ruben Vizcaya. Yojeiry Osoria, possibly the Pirates’ top pitching prospect from the 2019-20 signing period, had easily his best start so far. He allowed just an unearned run and, notably, one walk over three and two-thirds innings. Juan Fuentes gave up two runs after Osoria left and Luigi Hernandez gave up the three in the seventh. Esmerlyn Valdez had a single and a double for the Gold team. Jeral Toledo, Delfin Ramirez and catcher Miguel Sosa each had two singles. Sosa, who won’t turn 18 until December, is batting 304/433/391. Gustavo Armas had a double and a walk. For the Black team, Isaias Uribe had a solid start, allowing two runs over four innings. Jonathan Salazar followed and gave up a run. Darlin Diaz got the win despite allowing the two in the seventh. Ronny Sanchez reached base four times on a double, two singles and a walk. Enmanuel Terrero hit his first career home run, and also had a walk and a steal. Fabian Urbina had two singles.
DSL PIRATES GOLD
Starting Pitcher: Yojeiry Osoria 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Gustavo Armas 1-3, 2B, BB
Esmerlyn Valdez 2-4, 2B
Miguel Sosa 2-2
Jeral Toledo 2-4