Prospect Watch: Quinn Priester and a Bradenton Doubleheader

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Starting Pitcher: Beau Sulser  5 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO

Notable Performances:

Tucupita Marcano 0-for-3, BB

Diego Castillo 0-for-4

Jared Oliva 1-for-4, 2B

John Nogowski 1-for-4

Game Recap: Beau Sulser got the start on Wednesday night and went five innings, allowing five runs on ten hits and four walks. Cam Alldred was out next in his Triple-A debut (see Altoona recap) and he gave up one run on three hits in two innings of work. Hunter Stratton tossed the final inning and gave up an unearned run in the 7-1 loss. Indianapolis scored first in this game and their only run came on a wild pitch that scored Chris Sharpe. The Indians had four hits and three walks. Jared Oliva’s ninth double was the only extra-base hit. Taylor Davis was the only batter to reach twice, with a walk and a single.


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Boxscore (Canceled)

Starting Pitcher: Omar Cruz (3.41 ERA in 60.2 IP/47 strikeouts)

Notable Performances:

Game Recap: 6:00 PM start time. Game has been canceled due to rain, there will not be a makeup game.

Altoona made some roster moves before the game.


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Starting Pitcher: Quinn Priester 4 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO

Notable Performances:

Matt Gorski 2-for-6, 2B, RBI

Jared Triolo 1-for-2, 3 BB

Lolo Sanchez 1-for-3, 2 RBI, BB, HBP

Game Recap: Quinn Priester has been dominating of late, but Wednesday night was not one of his better outings, even though he managed to lower his ERA. He went four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk, with three strikeouts. It took him 79 pitches to get through his outing. He now has a 2.65 ERA in 95 innings, with 96 strikeouts. Garrett Leonard followed with two runs over two innings. Austin Roberts took over in the seventh and threw three shutout innings in the 13-4 win. The Grasshoppers scored five runs in the first inning and six in the second inning to put this game out of reach early. The first run scored on Matt Gorski’s 18th double. Will Matthiessen bunted in a run, then Blake Sabol hit a three-run homer, his tenth of the season. In the second inning, Lolo Sanchez hit a two-run single, then Aaron Shackelford hit a grand slam, his 22nd homer of the season. In the eighth, Greensboro got runs on Matthiessen’s 14th double and Sabol’s ninth double. Andres Alvarez had two hits, giving him a .324 average and a .978 OPS.


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Starting Pitcher:  Adrian Florencio 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO

Notable Performances:

Endy Rodriguez 1-for-2, 2 BB

Dariel Lopez 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, BB

Jack Herman 1-for-3, RBI, BB

Jase Bowen 1-for-3, 2 RBI

Alexander Mojica 0-for-3

Game Recap: In game one of a doubleheader, Adrian Florencio went six innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits, two walks and six strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 2.53 in 89 innings and he now has 115 strikeouts. Oliver Mateo had three strikeouts in a scoreless seventh to pick up the save in the 4-2 win. The Marauders got two runs in the first inning on a two-run single by Jase Bowen. After Clearwater tied the score, Dariel Lopez doubled in Jackson Glenn to make it 3-2. That double was the 16th of the season for Lopez. Jack Herman followed with a single to make it 4-2. Endy Rodriguez had a hit, two walks and a run scored. Glenn had a single, triple and a walk.



Pitcher:  Alex Roth 3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO


Sammy Siani 1-for-2, 2 BB

Endy Rodriguez 1-for-4

Dariel Lopez 1-for-4, RBI

Hudson Head 1-for-3, BB

Jase Bowen 1-for-3, RBI

Alexander Mojica 1-for-3, 2B

Recap: Alex Roth got a spot start in game two of the doubleheader and he went three innings, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk. Christian Charle followed with two runs in two innings. Tyler Samaniego took over in the sixth and allowed an unearned run while striking out three batters. Bradenton lost this game 5-3.  The Marauders scored first on a Jase Bowen RBI single in the first inning. Down 2-1 in the fifth, Dariel Lopez had an RBI ground out and Hudson Head hit an RBI single to take a temporary lead. Seven different players all had one hit for Bradenton. Alexander Mojica and Maikol Escotto each hit their 11th double.

***The four short-season teams are off on Wednesday

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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