Prospect Watch: Greensboro Moves Within One Game of Title; Indianapolis Scores 17 Runs

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INDIANAPOLIS

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Starting Pitcher: Osvaldo Bido 4.2 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO

Notable Performances:

Oneil Cruz 1-for-3, HR, RBI, 3 BB, 4 Runs

Rodolfo Castro 3-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 Runs

Michael Chavis 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB, 3 Runs

Jared Oliva 0-for-4, BB

Canaan Smith-Njigba 0-for-3, 2 BB

Tucupita Marcano 1-for-5, 2 RBI

Game Recap: The Indianapolis hitters are going to miss playing in Omaha. The pitchers, not so much. The two teams turned the stadium into a bandbox this week, culminating with Sunday’s 17-12 Indianapolis win. The offense was led by Christian Bethancourt, who hit two homers and drove in five runs. Oneil Curz, Michael Chavis and Hunter Owen all homered. Cruz also had three walks, a single and four runs scored. Owen, who connected on his 20th homer, also had a single and a walk. Chavis hit his 14th homer. Rodolfo Castro had three hits, three runs and three RBIs. Bligh Madris had two hits and drove in two runs. Tucupita Marcano had a two-run single. The pitcher gave up 12 runs, with nine coming against Osvaldo Bido in his first Triple-A start. Just six of the runs were earned. Matt Eckelman allowed one run in 1.1 innings. Yerry De Los Santos threw a scoreless inning. Blake Weiman allowed the final two runs over his two innings.

GREENSBORO

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Starting Pitcher: JC Flowers 5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO

Notable Performances:

Liover Peguero 1-for-4, BB

Nick Gonzales 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB

Jared Triolo 0-for-2, 3 BB

Lolo Sanchez 2-for-4, 2 RBI, BB

Matt Gorski 0-for-5, SB

Game Recap: Greensboro moved within one game of their league’s championship, taking game three of the best-of-five series by a 6-5 score. JC Flowers got the start and put together an impressive 0:10 BB/SO ratio, that got buried by allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings. The bullpen was strong, with scoreless appearances by Grant Ford, Enmanuel Mejia (two innings) and Colin Selby. Mejia had five strikeouts, Selby had three, giving the team 19 strikeouts on the night. Greensboro hitters swung at wind just as much, finishing with 17 strikeouts, but they were able to get a two-run homer from Nick Gonzales, a two-run shot from Lolo Sanchez and a solo homer by Andres Alvarez. Blake Sabol had two hits and an RBI. The Grasshoppers can win it all on Monday night.

***All of the other affiliates are off today or done with their season

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