Prospect Watch: Some High Run Totals in the System, Both For and Against

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INDIANAPOLIS

(7:05pm)

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Boxscore

Starting Pitcher:  Cam Vieaux 4 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

Notable Performances:

Tucupita Marcano 1-4, BB, SB

Jared Oliva 3-3, BB, HBP

Hunter Stratton 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Game Recap:

Indianapolis (47-53) won a wild one over Louisville, 13-10.  The Indians fell behind 3-0 in the top of the first, but starter Cam Vieaux managed to get through four without any more damage.  Indy scored six in the fourth to jump on top, 6-3, as the Louisville infielders kept playing handball with grounders.  Indy extended the lead to 10-4 with four runs in the seventh, then made it 13-5 with three more in the eighth.  Keury Mella had a meltdown in the ninth, though, giving up one run (plus one he’d allowed in the eighth) and leaving the bases loaded with nobody out.  John O’Reilly let all of those runners score and one of his own before getting the last out.  Blake Weiman, just back from the injured list, threw a scoreless inning to get the win.  Indy had only eight hits, but also drew eight walks and two hit batsmen.  Jared Oliva had a big day, going 3-for-3 with a walk, a hit batsman and five RBIs.  Christian Bethancourt and Hunter Owen each scored three times without getting a hit; Bethancourt walked three times and Owen twice.  Phillip Evans had two doubles.  Ethan Paul drove in four runs with a grounder and a three-run double.

ALTOONA

(6:00pm)

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Starting Pitcher:  Travis MacGregor 2 IP, 4 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 0 K

Notable Performances:

Matt Fraizer 0-5

Oneil Cruz 0-3, BB

Rodolfo Castro 0-4

Mason Martin 1-4

Diego Castillo 1-4

Cal Mitchell 2-3, BB

Jack Suwinski 0-3, BB

Ji-Hwan Bae 1-3, BB

Game Recap:

Altoona (52-47) got annihilated by Richmond, 15-3.  Travis MacGregor had another rough start, allowing six runs in two innings.  After a promising start to the season, he’s now sporting a 6.90 ERA.  Brad Case gave up four runs and white flag guy Oddy Nunez allowed another five.  Nunez couldn’t quite finish, so catcher Arden Pabst had to get the last out in the top of the ninth.  The Curve had six hits, all singles.  Cal Mitchell had two of them, along with a walk and two runs.

GREENSBORO

(6:05pm)

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Starting Pitcher:  Carmen Mlodzinski 1.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Notable Performances:

Liover Peguero 3-6, HR (13)

Nick Gonzales 2-6, 2B

Jared Triolo 3-4, 3 2B, BB

Blake Sabol 2-4, BB

Matt Gorski 3-5, 2B

Will Matthiessen 1-5, HR (11)

Aaron Shackelford 2-5, 2 2B

J.C. Flowers 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K

Game Recap:

Greensboro (63-38) stomped Asheville, 12-5.  Carmen Mlodzinski didn’t last long, leaving with two outs in the second, having allowed two runs and five hits.  Garrett Leonard followed and walked four in an inning and two-thirds.  J.C. Flowers finally settled things down, fanning eight and giving up just two hits in three and two-thirds innings.  The Grasshoppers pounded out 17 hits, including ten for extra bases, even though it wasn’t a home game.  Liover Peguero had two singles, his 13th home run of the year and three RBIs.  Jared Triolo hit three doubles and Aaron Shackelford two.  Matt Gorski had a double and two singles, and Will Matthiessen launched his 11th home run at the level, with two aboard.

BRADENTON

(7:00pm)

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Starting Pitcher:  Logan Hofmann 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Notable Performances:

Jackson Glenn 1-4, 2B, BB

Endy Rodriguez 1-3, 2 BB

Dariel Lopez 1-5

Jack Herman 2-5, HR (9)

Jase Bowen 1-5

Alexander Mojica 1-5, 2B

Maikol Escotto 1-4

Game Recap:

Bradenton (61-38) outlasted Fort Myers, 8-6.  The Marauders took an early lead with a run in the first and three in the second, and were up 7-1 after six and a half.  Starter Logan Hofmann allowed just the one run over the first six innings, but gave up a leadoff home run in the seventh and left after the next batter reached on an error.  Justin Meis let the unearned run score, then allowed three unearned runs in the eighth to make it a one-run game, 7-6.  Jack Herman added an insurance run in the top of the ninth with his ninth home run since joining the Marauders.  Oliver Mateo fanned the side in the bottom half.  Endy Rodriguez had a single and two walks, and Daniel Rivero drew three walks.  Jackson Glenn and Alexander Mojica each had a double.

FCL PIRATES BLACK

(10:00am)

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Starting Pitcher:  Luis Peralta 4 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Notable Performances:

Braylon Bishop 1-3, BB, SB

Juan Jerez 0-3, BB, SB

Lonnie White, Jr. 0-4

Bubba Chandler 1-3, HR (1), BB

Wyatt Hendrie 3-4, 2B

Game Recap:

The FCL Gold team (23-11) beat the Black team (15-19), 5-4, on an unearned run in the top of the seventh.  The Gold team built up a 4-1 lead, as starter Joelvis Peralta allowed just a run over three innings.  Brennan Malone followed, giving up a run in two innings.  Dante Mendoza vultured the win after allowing two runs to tie the game.  Every player in the Gold lineup had exactly one hit except Mike Jarvis, who had a single and a double, and Rodolfo Nolasco, who went hitless but had a sacrifice fly.  Randy Romero hit a triple.  Another 2021 draftee, Luke Brown, had a single and a sacrifice fly.  For the Black team, starter Luis Peralta gave up four runs over four innings.  Wilkin Ramos threw a scoreless inning and Yoelvis Ramos got tagged with the loss due to the unearned run.  Bubba Chandler played short and hit his first pro home run, although he also committed the seventh-inning error.  I know some folks aren’t happy about Chandler hitting and not pitching, but he’s far from alone.  The Pirates drafted and signed three prep and seven college pitchers.  Only one, tenth rounder Justin Meis, has pitched in a game.  (Another, Owen Sharts, is recovering from Tommy John surgery, although his name alone should be enough to get some batters out.  There’s also the continuing mystery of A.J. Graham.)  Anyway, among other draftees, Wyatt Hendrie caught and had a double and two singles.  Braylon Bishop had a single, a walk and a steal, and Lonnie White, Jr., went hitless.  Catcher Luis Hernandez, serving as the first baseman, had a single, double and three RBIs.

FCL PIRATES GOLD

(10:00am)

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Starting Pitcher:  Joelvis Del Rosario 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Notable Performances:

Mike Jarvis 2-4, 2B

Tsung-Che Cheng 1-3, BB, SB

Rodolfo Nolasco 0-3, SF

Geovanny Planchart 1-3

Luke Brown 1-2, SF

Brennan Malone 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Game Recap:

See above.

DSL PIRATES BLACK

(10:30am)

Boxscore

Starting Pitcher:  Isaias Uribe 2.1 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 K

Notable Performances:

Enmanuel Terrero 1-3, BB

Shalin Polanco 0-4

Ronny Sanchez 3-3, 2 SB

Ewry Espinal 1-3

Game Recap:

The Gold team (10-21) walloped the Black team (18-13), 13-4.  A lot of the carnage resulted from walks, as the Black team’s pitchers issued a dozen of them.  Starter Isaias Uribe allowed four and allowed four runs in two and a third innings.  The next three pitchers — Jonathan Salazar, Reyson Santos and Miguel Diaz — walked another eight in just three and a third innings combined, helping lead to nine runs.  The Gold pitchers managed to walk only two, none by starter Jose Garces, although he gave up two runs in three innings.  Gold first baseman Eddy Rodriguez had a big day, with two doubles and five RBIs.  Jeral Toledo had a double, three walks and a steal.  Rodolfo De La Cruz had a single, double and walk, and scored twice.  Jauri Custodio didn’t get a hit, but walked twice and scored three times.  Esmerlyn Valdez had two hits and two RBIs.  For the Black team, much of the offense came from first baseman Ronny Sanchez.  He had three hits and two RBIs.  Enmanuel Terrero and Rafael Escalante each reached base twice.

DSL PIRATES GOLD

(10:30am)

Boxscore

Starting Pitcher:  Jose Garces 3 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Notable Performances:

Rodolfo De La Cruz 2-4, 2B, BB

Jeral Toledo 1-2, 3 BB, SB

Jauri Custodio 0-3, 2 BB, SB

Esmerlyn Valdez 2-3

Eddy Rodriguez 2-4, 2 2B

Game Recap:

See above.

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