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Starting Pitcher: Cam Vieaux 5 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO
Colin Moran 1-for-2, 2B
Tucupita Marcano 1-for-5
Anthony Alford 1-for-5, 2B, RBI
Cole Tucker 3-for-4, RBI
Game Recap: Cam Vieaux went five innings in his first start back with Indianapolis. He allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks. It went better than his first outing with the Indians when he allowed seven runs in 2.2 innings. Hunter Stratton followed with his first outing in Triple-A and threw two shutout frames. Joe Jacques tossed no-hit ball over the final two innings.
Colin Moran started his rehab work and played a partial game, going 1-for-2 with a double and a strikeout before leaving for a pinch-hitter in the fourth inning. Cole Tucker had a nice game with three singles, two runs scored and an RBI. Anthony Alford hit his tenth double. TJ Rivera hit his 12th double and Bligh Madris added his ninth double. Hunter Owen drove in a pair of runs.
Starting Pitcher: Travis MacGregor 4 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
Ji-Hwan Bae 0-for-4
Diego Castillo 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI
Jack Suwinski 0-for-4
Mason Martin 0-for-4
Cal Mitchell 2-for-3, BB
Game Recap: Travis MacGregor gave up four runs in the first inning, putting Altoona in a hole early. He ended up going four hits, allowing six runs on six hits and three walks. MacGregor now has a 5.46 ERA in 57.2 innings this year. Brad Case took over in the fifth and gave up two runs over three innings. Nathan Kirby and Will Gardner had a scoreless inning each. The offense was a two-run homer from Diego Castillo in the eighth inning of the 8-2 loss. Cal Mitchell had two hits and a walk, while the rest of the lineup went 1-for-24 with two walks and 14 strikeouts.
Starting Pitcher: Quinn Priester 7 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO
Matt Fraizer 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, SB
Nick Gonzales 2-for-5, RBI, SB
Liover Peguero 3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI, SB
Jared Triolo 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SB
Matt Gorski 1-for-3, HR, RBI, BB
Lolo Sanchez 0-for-3, BB, SB
Game Recap: Quinn Priester had an extremely impressive outing on Friday night, giving up one hit and one run over seven innings. That only hit was a homer. He had one walk and five strikeouts, while throwing 53 of 84 pitches for strikeouts. He now has a 3.05 ERA in 62 innings, with 54 strikeouts. This game is the first time that he’s thrown a one-hitter in pro ball and the first time that he has gone seven innings in a game. Priester was followed by Michell Miliano, who was acquired in the Adam Frazier trade. In his debut with the Pirates, Miliano allowed a single and a walk, but no runs, in a scoreless inning. Garrett Leonard finished off the 9-1 victory.
Liover Peguero had a big game, driving in three runs. He hit his eighth homer and stole his 16th base. Matt Gorski hit his 12th homer. Jared Triolo drove in two runs and reach base four times on two singles and two walks. He stole his 19th base. Nick Gonzales had two hits, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base. Matt Fraizer hit his 14th double, walked twice and scored two runs. He stole his 13th base. Lolo Sanchez picked up his 21st steal.
Starting Pitcher: Logan Hofmann (2.72 ERA in 46.1 IP/61 strikeouts)
Maikol Escotto 0-for-3
Dariel Lopez 0-for-5
Jack Herman 0-for-4
Endy Rodriguez 2-for-3, BB
Alexander Mojica 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI
Daniel Rivero 0-for-4
Jase Bowen 0-for-3, BB
Game Recap: Logan Hofmann has been pitching well this season, coming into the day with a 2.72 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 46.1 innings. Things didn’t go smoothly on Friday. He went 3.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk, while throwing 65 pitches before being removed. Alex Roth came on and recorded the final out of the fourth on one pitch, which ended up being his only pitch. Drake Fellows took over in the fifth and he gave up three runs in 1.1 innings on three hits and four walks. He got a little help from Oliver Mateo, who came in with the bases loaded and limited the damage to one more run. The Marauders went to Parker Brahms in the seventh and he got knocked out of the game before he could finish the inning, so they went to catch Kyle Wilkie for the final out of the seventh and he remained in the game, ending up with 1.1 scoreless innings. Francisco Acuna handled the ninth and allowed three runs, but they were all unearned due to an Alexander Mojica error. Bradenton lost 12-5.
Mojica had the big hit on offense, a two-run homer, his seventh of the season. It was the only extra-base hits for Bradenton. Endy Rodriguez had a strong game, with two hits, two runs, an RBI and a walk. At the bottom of the order, Acuna and Yoyner Fajardo each had two hits.
FCL PIRATES BLACK
Starting Pitcher: Luis Peralta 4 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
Juan Jerez 0-for-3
Angel Basabe 0-for-3, SB
Deion Walker 0-for-2, BB, SB
Franrielis Bastardo 0-for-3
Luis Tejeda 0-for-3
Game Recap: The Pirates Gold held off the Pirates Black 2-1 today in seven innings. Starter Luis Peralta gave up one run on one hit in four innings for the loss. He has a 2.19 ERA in four starts, with 17 strikeouts in 12.1 innings. Jorge Ramos pitched a scoreless fifth despite allowing three runners. Angel Suero allowed the winning run in the sixth. On the Gold side, Bladimir Dotel tossed four shutout innings, giving him a 1.29 ERA in 14 innings, with 16 strikeouts. Darvin Garcia followed with two shutout frames, then Joelvis Del Rosario picked up the save, though he allowed a run in the seventh. The first run for the Gold scored on a bases loaded walk. Gustavo Polanco made it a 2-0 game with a single in the sixth. Rayber Romero brought home a run in the ninth to cut the lead in half. Carlos Canache had the big game with two hits and two steals. There were eight hits total in the game and all eight were singles.
FCL PIRATES GOLD
Starting Pitcher: Bladimir Dotel 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Jasiah Dixon 1-for-4
Tsung-Che Cheng 0-for-1, 2 BB
Sergio Campana 0-for-3
Rodolfo Nolasco 1-for-2, BB
Game Recap: See above
DSL PIRATES BLACK
Starting Pitcher: Isaias Uribe 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
Jesus Castillo 0-for-3, BB, 2 SB
Javier Rivas 0-for-3
Enmanuel Terrero 1-for-3, SB
Ruben Vizcaya 0-for-1, BB, HBP
Heiron Montalban 2-for-2, 3 RBI, BB
Game Recap: Starter Isaias Uribe had a strong outing on Thursday morning, going three shutout innings on one hit. This is his third appearance and he has yet to allow an earned run in 8.2 innings. Juan Santos followed and gave up two runs in the fourth inning. Luis Gonzalez took the final two inning and threw shutout ball for the 3-2 win. The Pirates scored all of their runs in the second inning on a three-run homer from Heiron Montalban, his first pro home run. He also had a single and a walk. Jesus Castillo stole two bases, giving him five steals on the season. Ruben Vizcaya, who is batting .364 on the young season, reached base on a walk and HBP, while also scoring on the home run.
DSL PIRATES GOLD
Starting Pitcher: Yojeiry Osoria 2 IP, 0 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO
Jeral Toledo 0-for-3, BB
Gustavo Armas 3-for-4, 2B
Dioris Valdez 1-for-3, RBI
Robert De Paula 1-for-4
Delfin Ramirez 0-for-2, HBP
Rodolfo De La Cruz 0-for-1, 2 BB
Samuel Escudero 0-for-2, BB
Game Recap: Yojeiry Osoria made his third start, coming into the day with four runs allowed over 3.2 innings in his first two games. He cruised through the first two innings today, then things fell apart in the third. He didn’t give up any runs while he was in the game, but reliever Luis Joseph inherited a bases loaded jam and all three runners came in to score. Osoria didn’t allow any hits, though he walked four batters. Joseph allowed three base runners, but no runs of his own in his lone inning of work. Luis Brito took over in the fourth and gave up four runs. Lewys Guzman tossed a scoreless fifth and Weslyn Toussaint allowed a run in the sixth for the 8-4 loss. Gustavo Armas had three hits, including his first career double. The rest of the team combined to collect two singles. The Pirates scored two runs on wild pitches and another on a ground out. The other run came on an RBI single by Dioris Valdez.