Prospect Watch: Rodolfo Castro Homers in Indy Win; Altoona Gets Rained Out

All of the teams are in action today. The upper levels play at night, lower levels during the day. I’ll fill in the missing pitchers when they become available. UPDATE: Altoona was rained out


Prospect Watch: Endy Rodriguez!


Game Time: 7:05 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Osvaldo Bido (1-6, 5.45)

  • Final Line:  3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO

Notable Performances:

Rodolfo Castro 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Diego Castillo 1-for-3, BB

Travis Swaggerty 0-for-3, BB, SB

Jack Suwinski 0-for-4

Carter Bins 2-for-4, 2B

Game Recap:

Starter Osvaldo Bido did quite a job of missing bat, picking up eight strikeouts in three innings. However, that helped run up his pitch count, with 70 pitches in his short outing. He allowed two runs, one was earned. John  O’Reilly followed with one run over three frames. Hunter Stratton had four strikeouts in two scoreless innings. Eric Handhold got the save with a scoreless ninth.  Down 2-0 in the fifth, the Indians got an RBI single from Hoy Park and a two-run homer from Rodolfo Castro, his 12th with Indianapolis. Brendt Citta homered in the sixth and Mike Jarvis had an RBI single to cap the scoring. Carter Bins, with his 11th double and a single, had the only multi-hit game for the Indians.


Game Time: 6:00 PM POSTPONED

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Kyle Nicolas (0-3, 4.26)

  • Final Line: Stat lines will be added after the game.

Notable Performances:

  • Stats for the top performers will be posted after the game.

Game Recap:

Altoona had their game postponed due to rain


Game Time: 7:35 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Jared Jones (5-4, 4.81)

  • Final Line:  5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO

Notable Performances:

Yoyner Fajardo 2-for-5

Dariel Lopez 2-for-4, RBI

Endy Rodriguez 1-for-4

Abrahan Gutierrez 1-for-4, RBI

Hudson Head 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Game Recap:

Jared Jones has a higher ERA on the road this year than he does at his hitter-friendly home park. That was true before Thursday and the split got bigger, as he allowed six runs (five earned) in five innings, on seven hits and three walks, as Greensboro lost 6-3. He now has a 5.03 season ERA in 96.2 innings, with 115 strikeouts. Santiago Florez has struggled at home and on the road, but he did fine in this game, with two scoreless/no-hit innings, two walks and five strikeouts. Wandi Montout threw a scoreless eighth. Dariel Lopez brought in the first run of the game with an RBI single in the third. After going down 6-1, Ernny Ordonez and Abrahan Gutierrez each had RBI singles. Lopez and Yoyner Fajardo each had two hits. Hudson Head walked and hit his 13th double.


Game Time: 7:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Luis Peralta (0-4, 6.21)

  • Final Line: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

Notable Performances:

Tsung-Che Cheng 0-for-4, RBI

Jase Bowen 0-for-4

Juan Jerez 0-for-4

Sergio Campana 1-for-2, BB

Bubba Chandler 0-for-2, 2 BB, SB

Maikol Escotto 1-for-3, RBI

Game Recap:

Bradenton lost 7-4 after a late comeback fell short. They went down 7-0, with five runs scored against starter Luis Peralta in 4.1 innings. Kelvin Disla and Carlos Lomeli combined for 1.2 scoreless, then Drew Irvine allowed two runs in one inning during his Bradenton debut. Jack Hartman tossed a scoreless eighth. Bradenton scored their runs without hits, getting a sac fly, a wild pitch and a ground out in the eight, then a sac fly in the ninth. Jasiah Dixon had two hits and his sixth stolen base. Bubba Chandler had two walks, a stolen base and a run scored. He’s hitting .219 with a .629 OPS.


Game Time: 12:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Cristopher Cruz (0-1, 5.64)

  • Final Line:  3 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO

Notable Performances:

Lolo Sanchez 0-for-4

Jack Brannigan 1-for-4

Shalin Polanco 1-for-3, BB, 2 SB

Javier Rivas 1-for-3, SB

Omar Alfonzo 0-for-4

Enmanuel Terrero 1-for-3, BB

Jeral Toledo 0-for-3

Game Recap:

This game was called in the eighth due to weather, with the Pirates losing 8-5. Starter Cristopher Cruz gave up four runs in three innings and he was followed by Ryan Harbin, who allowed four runs in two innings. Roelmy Garcia and Luigi Hernandez followed with one scoreless frame each. Lolo Sanchez continued his rehab with an 0-for-4 day. Jack Brannigan, the third round pick this year, went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts in his second game. Pirates had two runs scored on wild pitches, one on a Franrielis Bastardo double, one on a Deion Walker sac fly and another on an after after a Shalin Polanco single.

As a side note, Brooks Lee played his first game and went 1-for-4. He was the player connected to the Pirates all throughout the draft season until the final two weeks when Termarr Johnson’s name kept coming up instead.


Game Time: 11:00 AM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Jonathan Salazar (0-3, 3.91)

  • Final Line: 0.2 IP,  3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO

Notable Performances:

Ewry Espinal 0-for-3, 2 BB

Angel Rodriguez 1-for-4, RBI, BB

Miguel Sosa 3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB

Robert De Paula 2-for-5

Dioris Valdez 1-for-4, 2B, BB

Rodolfo De La Cruz 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI, BB

Game Recap:

A perfect summary for this game is starter Jonathan Salazar threw six wild pitches in the first inning. For reference, the MLB record is five for an inning by one player and it happened once in 1890. Five is also the team record for an inning. To make matters worse, the first pitch after Salazar was pulled was a wild pitch by Luis Brito. Five runs scored that inning, then Brito allowed four runs over four innings. Juan Fuentes gave up five runs, but all of his were unearned in the 15-6 loss. The Pirates got an RBI single from Angel Rodriguez. Miguel Sosa’s seventh double drove in two runs, one of three hits he had on the day. Rodolfo De La Cruz hit a three-run homer, his third of the season. Daje Morales stole his 11th base.


Game Time: 10:30 AM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Keneth Quintanilla (0-1, 4.12)

  • Final Line:  2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

Notable Performances:

Ruben Vizcaya 0-for-4, SB

Roinny Aguiar 0-for-2, 2 BB, SB

Yordany De Los Santos 1-for-3, BB, SB

Carlos Tirado 1-for-4, RBI, 2B

John Zorrilla 0-for-2, BB

Eddy Rodriguez 0-for-1, BB

Gustavo Armas 0-for-2, BB

Game Recap:

Pirates lost 5-1 in a seven-inning game. Starter Keneth Quintanilla allowed two runs in two innings. Alberto Saba allowed the other three runs, though only one was earned. Wilkin Valdez threw 2.1 scoreless. The Pirates had a ton of scoring opportunities but Carlos Tirado’s eighth double drove in the only run.  They walked seven times, had two HBP, went 4-for-4 in steals, but they managed just the one run. Yordany De Los Santos had a single, walk, run scored and his tenth steal. He’s hitting .275 with a .782 OPS. Roinny Aguiar stole his 14th base.

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No big-stuff Pirate pitching prospects has come close to being as hittable as Jared Jones. So odd.


Pitching,pitching,…what pitching!?


Pitching of the starting variety left much to be desired last night…again.


Getting a better Stetson Allie vibe out of Bubba. Better overall pitcher than Allie. Eerily similar avg and ops. Though Bubba seems to have a much better idea of what he’s doing at the plate. I hope they stick with him as a two way guy. His swing has improved vastly in a year. I’d like to see what it can be in 2 more.


He’s already a good ways ahead of Allie at the same stage. Allie made Nuke LaLoosh look like a control artist.


Has Florez figured something out or is his recent good performance a mirage?


Mitchell at 130 ABs and Marcano at 122. Who is next up on the top 30?


Any update on Nick G and Hank? Would be nice for them to get back into some game action before the seasons done

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Update yesterday was Nicky G could see game activity this week or next, and Henry Davis has continued hitting progression and is up to soft toss.


Awesome, thank you. It would be encouraging to see them finish on a positive note

Wilbur Miller

GBO is mighty entertaining right now. They have five guys really mashing, and Acuna and Glenn are doing well. Of course, with their pitching, they have to win slugfests.

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