Prospect Watch: Strong Starts from Nick Garcia and Anthony Solometo

Early Afternoon start for Bradenton today with Anthony Solometo on the mound. Everyone else is at night.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

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TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Game Time: 6:35 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Zach Matson (0-1, 5.22)

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

Notable Performances:

Ji-hwan Bae 2-for-4, 2 RBI, BB

Cal Mitchell 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Diego Castillo 2-for-4

Blake Sabol 1-for-3

Carter Bins 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI

Game Recap:

Indianapolis went down 2-0 in the first inning, then scored the final six runs of the game in the 6-2 win over Louisville. Zach Matson started and allowed two runs in his two innings. John O’Reilly followed with strong work, tossed three shutout innings. He has throw scoreless ball in his last seven outings, including 2+ innings in each of his last three games. Joe Jacques threw two scoreless for the win and Hunter Stratton tossed two shutout frames for the save. All eight of the runs in this game scored on two-RBI hits. The Indians got a two-run homer from Cal Mitchell, a two-run homer from Carter Bins and a two-run single from Ji-hwan Bae. The home runs were the ninth for both players. Bae had two singles and a walk. Mason Martin had two doubles, giving him 24 for the season. Diego Castillo had two hits. Blake Sabol had a single in his first Triple-A game.

DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE

Game Time: 6:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Shortridge (1-3, 7.39)

  • Final Line:  5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

Notable Performances:

Liover Peguero 2-for-4, 2B

Nick Gonzales 0-for-4

Endy Rodriguez 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Malcom Nunez 0-for-4

Connor Scott 1-for-4, 2B

Matt Fraizer 1-for-3

Game Recap:

Altoona lost 4-0 on Wednesday and all four runs in the game were unearned. Aaron Shortridge started and gave up all of the runs over his five innings of work, with seven hits, two walks and three strikeouts. There were three errors behind him in the first three innings. Nick Dombkowski tossed three shutout innings and Colin Selby threw a scoreless ninth. The offense had some chances, as Connor Scott and Liover Peguero each picked up their 21st doubles, while Endy Rodriguez hit his eighth double for Altoona. Peguero also had a single and Rodriguez drew a walk. Altoona stranded all seven of their runners who reached base.

HIGH-A: GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

Game Time: 6:30 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Nick Garcia (3-4, 4.14)

  • Final Line:  6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 SO

Notable Performances:

Hudson Head 0-for-3, BB

Abrahan Gutierrez 2-for-3, BB

Jase Bowen 0-for-3, BB

Sammy Siani 0-for-4

Game Recap:

Nick Garcia tossed six shutout innings on three hits, two walks and five strikeouts. That lowered him to a 3.91 ERA in 106 innings, with 103 strikeouts. After he left, the game got ugly. Despite leaving with a 2-0 lead after six innings, Greensboro got blown out in this game, losing 10-3.  Cristian Charle allowed three runs in the seventh. Eddy Yean gave up five runs while recording two outs. Logan Hofmann failed to get an out and gave up a run of his own and an inherited run. He was helped out by Denny Roman, who stranded two runners from Hofmann, then gave up a run of his own in the ninth. Greensboro scored runs in the fourth on a ground out by Jacob Gonzalez and a sacrifice fly by Eli Wilson. They added a run with two outs in the ninth on a hit-by-pitch with Jackson Glenn up, so all three of their runs scored without a hit. Abrahan Gutierrez had two hits and a walk.

LOW-A: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Game Time: 12:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Anthony Solometo (4-1, 3.05)

  • Final Line:  5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO

Notable Performances:

Tsung-Che Cheng 2-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Jack Brannigan 0-for-5

Termarr Johnson 3-for-3, 2 2B, RBI, BB, SB

Game Recap:

Anthony Solometo had a strong start and the Bradenton bats were alive in an 8-7 win on Wednesday afternoon. Solometo went five innings, allowing one run on two hits and three walks, with six strikeouts. He now has a 2.91 ERA in 42.2 innings, with 46 strikeouts. The bullpen got roughed up a bit as Will Kobos, Wilbur Dotel and Darvin Garcia each allowed two earned runs, combining to walk nine batters, though most of that was Dotel in his 2.1 innings. The offense got a slow start, scoring the first run in the third on a ground out by Tres Gonzalez. Tsung-Che Cheng doubled home two runs in the fifth to make it 3-1. He had two doubles in the game, giving him 24 on the season. Tanner Tredaway hit a two-run homer in the sixth. Termarr Johnson had three hits in this game, including two doubles, though two of his hits were the results of poor defense. He hit two balls over 100 MPH. His walk in his fourth plate appearance led to the sixth run for Bradenton. That was followed by RBI singles from Jasiah Dixon and Tredaway to cap the scoring for the Marauders.

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dbsteel

Mitchell should be starting in the outfield for the Pirates. .340 with 9 homers and only 38Ks in only 260 at bats? Suwinski keeps getting th enod because he’s a Cherington trade guy.

Iowasteel

Apparently the Marauder pitchers have a 12 walk quota. Another 4 hour game.

Wilbur Miller

With a 3 hr 9th inning.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Tredaway having a nice day. 2-run bomb and a nice diving catch on a 111 MPH liner

Wilbur Miller

If they get Statcast throughout the minors, I may never leave the house again.

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Wilbur Miller

Lotta good D here, esp. Termarr, Brannigan and Cirillo.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

VTBucFan

It was my first time seeing Brannigan and I came away really impressed with his defense at 3rd. If nothing else, the Pirates do have some some slick fielding third basemans in the system with Trillo, Brannigan and Rivas and of course Hayes.

Wilbur Miller

Had quite a good day on D. Looks very mobile on the slow bouncers and certainly has the arm. I assume he’ll start pitching next year. Very curious how they handle things.

agent00

termarr having a breakout game. 3-3 so far!

Anthony

As an infielder, the hardest balls to field are usually the ones hit right at you, especially when you don’t have enough time to set your feet, i.e., Cruz’s error tonight.

emjayinTN

The flaw in just reading into the box score! But 2 at 100+ is very meaningful for a kid just drafted out of HS.

BRD putting the pressure on both Dunedin and Tampa. I wonder how many innings they are going to allow Solometo? Thought the same thing about Meis yesterday throwing 7 excellent innings to get to 102 for the year.

agent00

as long as he’s hitting the ball hard, i’ll take it!

TNBucs

Yeah, that’s the key–a hitter has a lot more control of how hard he hits it than whether it’s right at a fielder, so it sounds like Johnson did very well in what he could control.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Surprised they gave OF an error on that Brannigan ball lol though that one was as clear as could be it’s an error

Wilbur Miller

Termarr just smoked one past the 2B. Guy literally couldn’t get his glove out in time.

ArkyWags

So is he still a bust?

Anthony

3 for 3 tonight, two +100 MPH hits!! The Bucs should call him up; he really needs to be learning how to hit against MLB pitching.

Wilbur Miller

This is good — Solo with a pickoff. Gonna need a good move.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

That was a pretty AB and stroke by Termarr

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