Prospect Watch: The DSL Pirates Win Two Over DSL Yankees; FCL Pirates Shutout Braves

The Pirates are off and the full-season minor league teams are off as well, so it’s all about the three lower level clubs today. We could be busy with trade talks and possibly a draft signing (deadline is 5 PM today) if things change for the final three players. I’ll fill in the starting pitchers and add the boxscore links when they become available.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

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RK: FCL PIRATES

Game Time: 12:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Wilbur Dotel (2-0, 1.50)

  • Final Line:  4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 SO

Notable Performances:

Braylon Bishop 0-for-4, BB

Javier Rivas 0-for-3

Enmanuel Terrero 1-for-4, 3B, BB

Shalin Polanco 1-for-3, RBI

Solomon Maguire 2-for-4, 2B

Jesus Castillo 2-for-2, 2 BB, SB

Jeral Toledo 2-for-4, SB

Game Recap:

The Pirates shutout the Braves 7-0 on Monday afternoon. Starter Wilbur Dotel tossed four shutout innings to lower him to a 1.29 ERA. Joaquin Tejada threw three scoreless frames in relief, striking out three batters. The Pirates scored their first run on a balk. Jesus Castillo singled in the next run, then he later scored on a balk. Shalin Polanco brought in the fourth run with a sacrifice fly. The next three runs scored on wild pitches in the seventh. Jesus Castillo reached all four times up with two singles and two walks. He stole his seventh base. He has a .406 average that leads the league by 50 points.

RK: DSL PIRATES BLACK

Game Time: 11:00 AM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Adolfo Oviedo (0-1, 5.79)

  • Final Line:  4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 SO

Notable Performances:

Ewry Espinal 1-for-3, 3 BB, 2 SB

Eduardo Oviedo 1-for-2

Robert De Paula 2-for-4, 2B

Game Recap:

Adolfo Oviedo has struggled a bit this year, but he was strong on Monday with four shutout innings that knocked him down to a 4.94 ERA for the season. Hader Blanco followed and he was wild, walking four and hitting a batter before being removed with two outs in the fifth. Wilbur Martinez followed with 3.1 shutout innings, then Luis Brito gave up two harmless runs in the ninth for a 12-4 win. The Pirates scored in the first on a error and a sacrifice fly by Richard Ramirez. In the fifth, Robert De Paula, Daje Morales and Kelvin Diaz all doubled in runs, five total. Morales doubled in three more runs in the sixth, giving him five RBIs on the day and four doubles total. Angel Rodriguez had a sac fly and Isaac Paulino walked with the bases loaded. Ewry Espinal walked three times and stole two bases, giving him ten steals. Kelvin Diaz has 12 doubles and 14 stolen bases.

RK: DSL PIRATES GOLD

Game Time: 11:00 AM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Victor Cabreja (3-0, 4.64)

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

Notable Performances:

Yordany De Los Santos 2-for-2, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Roinny Aguiar 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB

Carlos Tirado 1-for-3, RBI, 2 BB

John Zorrilla 0-for-3, BB

Eddy Rodriguez 1-for-4

Game Recap:

Pirates moved to a 29-12 record with a walk-off win against the Yankees. Starter Victor Cabreja allowed two runs in three innings and Patricio Ress allowed four runs in four innings. That latter picked up the win when the Pirates scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth. Yordany De Los Santos got the scoring started for the Pirates with his 12th double, which put them down 2-1 at the time. Isaias Dipre tied it with a sacrifice fly. An error gave the Pirates the lead, but their own error tied the game back up. The Pirates scored two runs in the seventh with bases loaded walks to Carlos Tirado and Roinny Aguiar. In the bottom of the ninth, De Los Santos hit his 13th double to make it 7-6. Dipre tied it with a sac fly, then De Los Santos scored on a walk-off wild pitch.

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chappy

Jesus Castillo batting over .400. Is that something to remark upon? What does he look like in person?

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Bunch of Braves 2022 draft picks making their debuts today in FCL getting PH ABs

TNBucs

I went to the Altoona game Saturday and as was posted in that day’s prospect watch, Priester was good, not dominant. Only two balls were hit hard, the double off the wall and HR, so lots of weak contact. Early in the game he wasn’t getting as many swings-and-misses as I’d like to see, especially when he was dealing with traffic on the basepaths and could have used a K to get out of trouble. Later in the game he was getting more swings-and-misses and seemed more in control of the game–a good sign and I liked that they sent him out for the 7th. The ballpark had him sitting 95-96 with the FB. Overall I liked what I saw if it was a pitcher competing without his very best stuff.

The hitters were overall disappointing–it was a lot like watching a Pirates game. Early in the game they had some hard hit balls that went for outs but as the game went on, those hard hit balls became rarer. Obviously Peguero is having a very good year but on this night he didn’t have a single good AB. Triolo and Sabol, though, were impressive. I really liked the way the ball came off of their bats, especially Sabol’s. And that play in the hole by Triolo was remarkable.

JPW

I went to Friday’s game in Bowie. I would agree on Sabol and Triolo. They looked like the best hitters and Triolo’s defense at 3rd was outstanding. I was impressed by Peguero’s hustle. He ran hard every ab. Bowie must have scouted that about him because there was no hesitation on them getting ball to first. He made a couple routine outs very close at first. Nicholas got squeezed in first where he gave up 2 runs without a hit but he recovered nicely. I thought Samaniego looked really good and could be a nice future bullpen addition for the Bucs.

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