Prospect Watch: Priester Throws Shutout Ball; Doubleheader Postponed for Bradenton

Quinn Priester gets the start for Altoona tonight. In addition to his 2.37 ERA in 13 starts, he has a 1.18 WHIP and 65 strikeouts in 64.2 innings. Bradenton has a doubleheader today and this is basically for their playoff chances. Every game is a must win at this point.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

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TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Game Time: 7:35 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Osvaldo Bido (3-7, 4.48)

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

Notable Performances:

Diego Castillo 2-for-4, BB

Blake Sabol 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB

Game Recap:

Indianapolis won 7-5 on Friday. Osvaldo Bido allowed three runs over five innings and struck out seven batters. Zach Matson allowed two runs, while Eric Stout, Eric Hanhold and newly-acquired Junior Fernandez each threw shutout ball. Blake Sabol had himself a day, hitting his third homer for Indianapolis, while driving in a pair and also drawing two walks. Bligh Madris had two hits. Mason Martin hit his 26th double, but he also moved within five of the Pirates all-time single-season minor league strikeout record with two tonight, giving him 172 on the season. Indians still have 17 games left this year.

DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE

Game Time: 6:05 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Quinn Priester (2-3, 2.45)

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

Notable Performances:

Liover Peguero 1-for-4, 3B

Matt Gorski 0-for-4, SB

Endy Rodriguez 1-for-4, RBI

Malcom Nunez 3-for-4, 2B, RBI

Connor Scott 1-for-4

Matt Fraizer 0-for-4

Game Recap:

Quinn Priester had an outstanding start on Friday night, tossed seven shutout innings on two hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. He tossed 75 pitches, with 50 going for strikes. He now has a 2.13 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 70 strikeouts in 71.2 innings for Altoona. Dillon Peters made a rehab appearance and tossed a scoreless frame. Tahnaj Thomas allowed a rare run in the ninth, but Altoona won 3-1. Endy Rodriguez singled in the first run of the game for the Curve. Malcom Nunez followed with an RBI single of his own. Andy Alvarez added an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth. Nunez had three hits, including his third double since joining Altoona. Liover Peguero hit his fifth triple. Matt Gorski stole his 19th base of the season.

HIGH-A: GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

Game Time: 7:35 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher:  Jared Jones (5-6, 4.63)

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

Notable Performances:

Sammy Siani 0-for-3, BB

Dariel Lopez 1-for-4

Jase Bowen 1-for-4, 2B

Game Recap:

Greensboro lost 4-0, as a rough bottom of the first put them down early and they never mounted any offense. Jared Jones allowed three runs in the first, two of them being earned. In his last start of the season (unless he goes to Altoona next week for one more), he lasted four innings, allowing five hits, two walks and he had three strikeouts. Assuming he’s done, he finished with a 4.62 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP and 142 strikeouts in 122.2 innings. He’s currently the league leader in strikeouts and he’s second in innings pitched. The batters had four hits, two walks and Jase Bowen’s double was the only extra-base hit. They went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. Dariel Lopez was activated off of the 7-day Injured List before Friday’s game. He had a single in four trips to the plate.

LOW-A: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Game Time: 4:00 PM SUSPENDED

Box Score: LINK (game one)

Starting Pitcher: Carlos Jimenez (1-7, 4.13)

  • 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:

This game was suspended in the top of the first inning with two outs, bases loaded and five runs in already for Bradenton. They are going to finish this game tomorrow as part of a doubleheader.

 

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PirateRican21

Bido is trying to win a bullpen spot on next year MLB club.

melkel

If his stuff plays up in shorter outings he has a good chance for some leverage situations. I think he was an older signing.

Wilbur Miller

Yeah, he was 22 for his first season. Moved up quickly.

AdministrativeSky236

Priester and endy start next year in AAA?

Wilbur Miller

Should be there now.

emjayinTN

Lots of very talented pitchers and players at Altoona – many could see MLB in 2023. This year the Pirates have added Contreras, Cruz, Castro, Mitchell, and Suwinski – think all will stay up. Lots more in AAA/AA for consideration in 2023.

Malcom Nunez is hitting better at Altoona than he did in the AA Texas League – good sign, and with our present outlook at 1B, we need help at the MLB level.

john_fluharty

So far Nunez is looking like a good find.

AdministrativeSky236

Him and oviedo both seem promising to me, the Q deal seems to be well executed so far!

TNBucs

If Burrows’ shoulder soreness is nothing more than temporary soreness, we have to be encouraged by the pitching. Maybe two out of Burrows, Ortiz, and Priester will be ready by June of ’23 and if we can sign or trade for a Liriano/Quintana-type (a Burnett-type would be the ideal but that’s a pretty high standard), we should have a solid rotation. We also need a pen that can reliably bridge us from the starter to Bednar. The potential seems to be there with a number of good arms Oveido, Holderman, Banuelos, De Jong, Crowe, Solomon, Underwood, Fernandez, … but I’d like to see us bring in someone who can close when Bednar can’t.

AdministrativeSky236

Dont forget de los santos!

Iowasteel

In the FSL race, looks like Lakeland is going to lose. They are out. Tampa is losing. They will need a miracle to get to a tie. Dunedin game is still early, but they are behind. If all games are played this weekend. the Marauders need to pass them, as Dunedin has played two fewer games.

PirateRican21

Priester with a great game today.

Iowasteel

75 pitches to get through 7 innings. That is what you want to see.

AdministrativeSky236

I hope after that start that the bradenton game can be continued!

TNBucs

To state the obvious, shoulder issues are worrisome. At least there is the optimistic note that he may be back this season.

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