Prospect Watch: Greensboro Wins in Extras; Matt Gorski Leaves Injured

Five of the seven affiliates are playing today. The FCL Pirates and the DSL Pirates Gold are both off. Nick Garcia looks to finish off a strong month of June. Coming into today, he has a 1.59 ERA in 22.2 innings. That the best mark among all of the starters for four full-season teams and it’s the third best mark for all Pirates pitchers this month.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

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TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

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Game Time: 8:05 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Zach Matson (0-1, 7.94)

  • Final Line: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO

Notable Performances:

Ben Gamel 0-for-4, RBI, BB

Rodolfo Castro 1-for-4, HR, RBI

Mason Martin 0-for-4

Ji-hwan Bae 0-for-5

Cal Mitchell 3-for-4

Game Recap:

Starter Zach Matson tossed two shutout innings. Matt Eckelman and Joe Jacques combined for three shutout innings, but Indianapolis still dropped an 8-5 decision to Nashville. Both Hunter Stratton and Travis MacGregor allowed four earned runs each in limited work. MacGregor ended up striking out four batters, while the other four Indianapolis pitchers combined for one strikeout. Indianapolis had eight hits and Cal Mitchell and Taylor Davis each contributed three hits apiece. Rodolfo Castro hit his seventh homer. Davis drove in a pair of runs, while Mitchell scored a pair.

DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE

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Game Time: 6:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Carmen Mlodzinski (0-4, 4.50)

  • Final Line:  6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO

Notable Performances:

Tucupita Marcano 1-for-4, BB, SB

Henry Davis 1-for-4, BB

Liover Peguero 1-for-5

Matt Gorski 1-for-2, 3B, 2 RBI

Connor Scott 0-for-3

Jared Triolo 0-for-3, BB, SB

Matt Frazier 0-for-4

Game Recap:

Carmen Mlodzinski had an outstanding performance on Wednesday after a rough start to the game. The first batter of the game reached on an error, then he served up a home run to Pirates all-time great John Nogowski. That was the end of the scoring, as he recorded 18 outs (eight by strikeout) while allowing just three more base runners. It was his first win of the season and he lowered his ERA to a 4.17 mark in 54 innings. Tahnaj Thomas allowed one run in two innings, and Bear Bellomy tossed a scoreless ninth to close out an 8-3 victory.

Matt Gorski tripled in the fourth inning and as he was pulling up to third base, he suffered some sort of lower left leg injury that required him to be carted off the field. There was no video of the injury and no play at third base, so it was just a freak injury while slowing down his running. That brought in the first two runs for Altoona. A sacrifice fly by Jared Triolo gave the Curve a lead, then Andres Alvarez singled home a run. He also brought in the fifth run with a single. Two runs then scored on a wild pitch and throwing error combo, which occurred on a strikeout. The final run scored on Blake Sabol’s eighth homer.

HIGH-A: GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

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Game Time: 12:05 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Nick Garcia (3-1, 3.12)

  • Final Line:  5 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

Notable Performances:

Dariel Lopez 1-for-5, SB

Abrahan Gutierrez 3-for-5, RBI

Hudson Head 1-for-5, 2B, RBI

Game Recap:

Nick Garcia didn’t have a great outing, but it was enough to help Greensboro to a 6-4 win on Wednesday afternoon. He allowed three runs in five innings on three hits, three walks and three strikeouts. He now has a 3.30 ERA in 62.2 innings and he finished June with a 2.28 ERA in five starts. Wandi Montout allowed a sixth inning run, then Ricky DeVito and Eddy Yean each tossed two scoreless innings. The Grasshoppers scored first on an RBI single by Abrahan Gutierrez. Jackson Glenn tripled in a run in the fourth. Doubles by Ernny Ordonez and Hudson Head in the seventh each scored a run. The doubles by Glenn and Endy Rodriguez each brought home a run in the tenth. Glenn had four hits in the game. The double was his sixth and the triple his first. Francisco Acuna and Gutierrez each had three hits. The double for Hudson was his tenth and 15th for Rodriguez.

LOW-A: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

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Game Time: 6:30 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Sergio Umana (1-0, 1.20)

  • Final Line: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO

Notable Performances:

Tsung-Che Cheng 1-for-4, HR, RBI

Jase Bowen 0-for-4

Deivis Nadal 2-for-4, 2B

Rodolfo Nolasco 0-for-1, 2 BB

Jasiah Dixon 0-for-3

Game Recap:

Sergio Umana has been outstanding in his limited time this year, allowing two runs in 15 innings before today. He made one start and seven relief appearances during that time. His lone start saw him toss three no-hit innings. While he gave up some hits in this game, he pitched just as well, finishing with five shutout innings. While he was likely done with his night, the game went into a weather delay in the bottom of the fifth, then Yoelvis Reyes took over for the next three innings and gave up one run. Mitchell Miller pitched the ninth and allowed three runs, as Bradenton lost 4-1. The only run for the Marauders scored on Tsung-Che Cheng’s third homer. Deivis Nadal had two hits, including his seventh double. Rodolfo Nolasco walked twice.

RK: DSL PIRATES BLACK

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Game Time: 11:00 AM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Victor Cabreja (1-0, 14.40)

  • Final Line:  4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO

Notable Performances:

Eduardo Oviedo 1-for-2, HR, RBI

Wesley Zapata 1-for-2, 3B

Angel Rodriguez 0-for-3

Ewry Espinal 0-for-1, BB

Game Recap:

The Pirates won in a seven-inning contest on Wednesday morning by a 3-1 score. Vcitor Cabreja had a 14.40 ERA coming into the day, and he ended up allowing one run in four innings, picking up four strikeouts. Dermis Ordonez had allowed eight earned runs in five innings this season before throwing three shutout innings for the win. Pirates had one big hit in this game. Eduardo Oviedo hit his second home run of the year in the second inning. The other two runs scored in the sixth inning on wild pitches. Wesley Zapata hit his first triple and scored a run. Pirates had three hits total.

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Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I’m surprised Marauders waited it out. Seemed to take a while

1979andCounting

Mark Appel making his MLB debut in 9th inning on MLB channel. What?

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Forgot Patrick Dorrian was now in Brewers system, playing on Nashville

Wilbur Miller

Him and Pablo Reyes.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Don’t forget Lindblom!

It’s also the team of lost misfits. David Dahl and Jon Singleton.

Which, crazy how they pick up these failed too guys, and actually keep them in Triple A to work out of their funks instead of the whole group in MLB.

SufferinBuccotash

Well, the Brewers aren’t trying to lose….

skliesen

Gorski injury hurts. So much for that fantasy I had of him coming up after AS break to lead Pirates on a 47 game winning streak.

Wilbur Miller

Sergio Umana??

Iowasteel

Well, they didn’t hit him. Rain delay, so he is done.

Wilbur Miller

He always struck me as just a guy to throw a couple late innings out of the pen, so I’m pleasantly surprised at his last couple outings.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I think of him as a raw, softer tossing, Noe Toribio

PirateRican21

Jackson Glenn is alive!

Iowasteel

Nolasco just took one off the helmet. Stayed in the game though.

Wilbur Miller

Well, this isn’t good. Gorski carted off after running out a triple. Couldn’t put any weight on one leg. Looked like an ankle. Camera missed it completely but the announcer said Gorski hopped the last couple steps. There was no play at third or slide.

kja1970

That’s bad news for Gorski

He’s certainly done enough this year to earn a spot on the 40-man roster

Wilbur Miller

Hope it’s not bad. Just sucks for him. He hit the ground running in AA. Was really mashing.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

If I had to guess, he was probably thinking in the parker, and changed his mind while trotting to 3B.

Wilbur Miller

Makes sense. The ball rolled a long ways.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I’ll be waiting to hear what it is. And if it’s “minor”

Wilbur Miller

Please not “minor”!!!

hoffmark83

Yup! Just a minor lower body injury. Should be back by next year at this time!

Wilbur Miller

Thank heavens it’s not superficial. Those are usually fatal.

Last edited 1 month ago by Wilbur Miller
Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Just “saw” it, and didn’t sound good. Ugh

SufferinBuccotash

Just from reading the story and now the comments, my first thought was achilles, but I surely hope not…

jon6er

That stinks. I wondered what happened. Like you said no camera on him running to third and I had the sound muted.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

No one is really “wow’ing” in Greensboro, but that’s not a too shabby looking lineup

AdministrativeSky236

I dont know where garcia’s stuff is, but hes showing he should be ready for altoona as soon as there is room for him

roberto

Recall that he’s very inexperienced. A D-III infielder with very few IP.

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