Prospect Watch: Kevin Padlo Keeps Hitting for Indy

Mike Burrows had a strong outing and Cal Mitchell went deep.  Malcom Nunez hit his first longball since the Pirates acquired him, and Jack Brannigan homered for Bradenton.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

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TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Game Time: 7:35pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Jerad Eickhoff

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

Notable Performances:

  • Jack Suwinski 1-5
  • Diego Castillo 3-5, 2B, SB
  • Cal Mitchell 1-3, HR (6), BB, HBP
  • Kevin Padlo 3-5, 2B
  • Mike Burrows 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Game Recap:

Indianapolis beat Memphis, 6-1.  Jerad Eickhoff started and retired all nine batters he faced, five on strikes.  Mike Burrows followed by fanning another six in four and a third, with three hits, a walk and a run allowed.  The #2-4 hitters provided much of the offense.  Diego Castillo and Kevin Padlo each had three hits, with Padlo getting a double.  Cal Mitchell hit his sixth longball and reached twice more on a walk and a hit batsman.  Hoy Park had two hits.

DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE

Game Time: 6:35pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Shortridge

  • Final Line: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Notable Performances:

  • Nick Gonzales 1-4, HBP, SB
  • Blake Sabol 1-3, HBP, SB
  • Malcom Nunez 2-2, HR (1), BB, SF
  • Andres Alvarez 2-4
  • J.C. Flowers 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Game Recap:

Altoona (52-55) edged Binghamton, 3-2.  Aaron Shortridge has had a rough time since he joined the Curve, but in this one he gave up only an unearned run in five innings of work.  J.C. Flowers was just as good in three innings of relief, allowing two hits and striking out four.  Tahnaj Thomas got into some trouble in the ninth, but Tyler Samaniego got the last out to register the save.  He now has nine at the AA level as well as four before he got promoted from Greensboro.  Malcom Nunez contributed his first home run since the Pirates acquired him.  He also had a single, a walk and a sac fly, and drove in two.  Everybody in the lineup had at least one hit except Liover Pegureo, who was 0-for-4.  Andres Alvarez had two hits.

HIGH-A: GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

Game Time: 6:30pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Sean Sullivan

  • Final Line: 4 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

Notable Performances:

  • Dariel Lopez 2-4
  • Abrahan Gutierrez 1-3, BB
  • Hudson Head 1-3, 2B

Game Recap:

Greensboro (46-59) got blanked by Jersey Shore, 8-0.  Sean Sullivan had a good start, fanning seven and allowing just one hit over four innings, but he was charged with two unearned runs due to errors in the third and fourth innings.  Jack Carey gave up five runs in his two innings.  The hitters produced just five hits, walked once and whiffed 11 times; very bad walk-to-strikeout ratios are becoming commonplace in the system.  Hudson Head had the only extra base hit, a double.  Dariel Lopez had two singles.  The Hoppers had just one at-bat with a runner in scoring position.

LOW-A: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Game Time: 6:30pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Joelvis Del Rosario

  • Final Line: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Notable Performances:

  • Tsung-Che Cheng 2-4, 2B, BB
  • Tanner Tredaway 1-4, 2B
  • Jack Brannigan 1-4, HR (2)
  • Wyatt Hendrie 3-4, SB
  • Juan Jerez 1-3, BB, SB

Game Recap:

Bradenton (56-50) beat Palm Beach, 7-5.  The Marauders now have a two-game lead over Tampa in the second half of the season in the West Division.  Joelvis Del Rosario had a shaky start, but still got two outs into the sixth.  He allowed eight hits and four runs.  Johan Montero worked two and a third scoreless innings, and got the win when the Marauders scored three in the seventh to take the lead.  The big hit was a two-run double by Tanner Tredaway, who was playing his first game in full season ball.  Wyatt Hendrie had three hits and stole a base.  Tsung-Che Cheng reached three times on a single, double and walk.  Jack Brannigan belted his second home run and Juan Jerez had a single, a walk and his 13th steal.

RK: FCL PIRATES

Game Time: 10:00am

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Owen Sharts

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

Notable Performances:

  • Termarr Johnson 1-3, 2B
  • Jauri Custodio 2-4, HR (2)
  • Shalin Polanco 1-3, 2B
  • Owen Kellington 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
  • Jaycob Deese 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Elijah Birdsong 1 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Game Recap:

The FCL Pirates (28-19) got smashed by the 11-36 Orioles, 8-1.  The game at least featured Termarr Johnson’s first pro hit, a double off the right field fence.  The mysterious A.J. Graham played most of the game at short, going 0-for-3.  The pitching could have been better; the Bucs walked ten.  That started with the game’s first two batters, as Owen Sharts didn’t look like he’d last long.  He gave up an unearned run and had runners at the corners with nobody out, but then recovered to fan two and get the third out without any more runs.  Owen Kellington had a rough outing, walking three and allowing two runs in an inning and two-thirds.  He now has an ERA of 11.57.  Two of this year’s draftees, 17th-rounder Jaycob Deese and 18th-rounder Elijah Birdsong, made their pro debuts, each going one inning.  Deese gave up two hits and an unearned run, and Birdsong gave up a walk that was followed by a two-run homer.  The offense produced only five hits, while striking out eight times and drawing no walks.  Jauri Custodio had two of the hits, including a two-out longball in the ninth that averted the shutout.  That was Custodio’s second of the year, the other one coming yesterday.  Shalin Polanco had a double.  Nick Cimillo, this year’s 16th-rounder, had a tough day behind the plate, with three passed balls.  Esmerlyn Valdez came out for a pinch hitter in the middle of an at-bat, so he must have hurt himself on a swing.

RK: DSL PIRATES BLACK

Game Time: 11:00am

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Alexis Torres

  • Final Line: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Notable Performances:

  • Ewry Espinal 2-3
  • July Vittini 1-3, 2B
  • Yoerys Hernandez 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Game Recap:

In what would have to be regarded as an upset, the Black team (24-28) won this intra-organizational matchup with the Gold team (36-15), 4-1.  The winners got some good pitching from Alexis Torres and Yoerys Hernandez, each of whom worked three scoreless innings.  Torres allowed one hit, Hernandez none.  Ewry Espinal had two of the team’s five hits.  Catcher July Vittini, in his second pro game, had the only extra base hit in the game, a double, along with a run and an RBI.  Robert De Paula had a steal of home after reaching on a hit batsman.

RK: DSL PIRATES GOLD

Game Time: 11:00am

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Andres Silvera

  • Final Line: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Notable Performances:

  • Yordany De Los Santos 1-3
  • Isaias 1-2, BB

Game Recap:

The surprise in this game for the Gold team was that all the damage came off starter Andres Silvera, who had an ERA of 0.79 through his first nine starts.  He’d allowed only three earned runs before this game, never more than one in a game.  Darlin Diaz, Yojeiry Osoria and Patricio Ress combined to retire the last ten batters, five on strikes, without a baserunner.  The Gold team managed only two hits, singles by Yordany De Los Santos and Isaias Dipre.  Tony Blanco, Jr., played the full game as DH and drove in the only run with a ground out.

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joesolo6181

You, Me and Dipre.

JimEastTennessee

How long until it is time to switch out Madris with Padlo?

Last edited 1 month ago by JimEastTennessee
leefieux

Disappointed to see Nicky the K strikeout twice. 🙁 I thought they were working on his swing path?

bradlej31

have you seen how clueless Brian Reynolds looks these days. Current framing and shifting roles make hitting very difficult.

TNBucs

Game summaries should report K’s, especially when they’re so relevant to players like Gonzales, Martin, and Suwinski (who also had a couple of K’s last night without any BB’s). But it’s not a big deal for me to click on link to read the entire box score ;).

john_fluharty

Isaias is so cool he just needs the one name.

PirateRican21

Ok, was kidding the first two times, no so much now, #FRREPADLO!

mpg43952

Black team took gold to the cleaners, tired of all that playoff talk!

Last edited 1 month ago by mpg43952
VTBucFan

Valdez did hurt himself on a swing and miss. There was about a two minute delay before he was replaced by Sanchez so I’m thinking it was maybe just a precautionary move. It appeared to be upper body but it’s hard to see at Pirate City.

VTBucFan

Termarr just drilled one off RF fence for double. Missed HR by about a foot.. First career hit.

PirateRican21

Promote him now! Thanks for the update!

VTBucFan

At Pirate City, Termarr starting at 2b.

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