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Cannonballs coming: Roger Santana and Jonah Davis have big days

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Minor Transactions

  • Bradenton Marauders activated RF Bligh Madris from the 7-day disabled list, where he’d been since Aug 11.
  • OF Justin Harrer assigned to GCL Pirates from Bradenton Marauders. A SS at Washington State, Harrer, like most of the Pirates’ GCL team, is over age as they play against mostly high school draftees, but he was still only hitting 182/296/404 there and went to Bradenton only to fill Madris’ roster spot, going 1-for-5 in 2 games.
  • C Manny Bejerano assigned to West Virginia Black Bears from Bristol Pirates. A Junior College draft pick in 2017, he’s hit 166/263/225 in 50 career games in short season ball.
  • 2B Patrick Dorrian assigned to Bristol Pirates from GCL Pirates. A left handed hitter and the GCL team’s 2nd best hitter (331/428/515) this summer behind Jack Herman, he like Harrer was an over age college pick, selected in 2018 as a 22 year old senior from D-II Lynn Univ (382/459/685 in 2 seasons) He previously attended Herkimer CC (359/443/579, 49 BB’s, 19 K’s in 2 seasons) and played in the Cape Cod League in 2016 (194/267/312 in 105 PA)
  • SS Mariano Dotel assigned to GCL Pirates from DSL Pirates2.

Games

The GCL and DSL teams were off.

— Indianapolis (68-58) exploded for ten runs in the tenth inning and beat Lehigh Valley, 15-6. Nick Kingham had his second straight poor start, giving up four runs on seven hits in four innings. He walked none and struck out four. The Indians came back to take a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but Dovydas Neverauskas gave up a single and a triple to start the inning. He managed, though, to keep the second run from scoring. Jerrick Suiter went 2-4 with four RBIs. Jacob Stallings hit his third home run with two on in the tenth and Kevin Kramer went 2-5 with three runs. Max Moroff went 1-2 with three walks, three runs and his eighth AAA home run. Maybe the best news was that Jason Martin broke out of his long slump to go 3-5 with a walk.

— Arden Pabst drove in four runs as Altoona (67-55) beat Portland, 8-2. Pabst went 2-5 with his second AA home run. Dario Agrazal gave up two runs over six innings on three hits and a walk. He struck out six. Cole Tucker was 1-5 with a double, and Bryan Reynolds and Will Craig were also each 1-5. Ke’Bryan Hayes went 0-2, but left the game after tripping over his bat the second time up.

— Bradenton (53-65) scored four in the top of the tenth against Jupiter, then hung on for a 5-4 win. Evan Piechota threw seven shutout innings, but the bullpen had more trouble. Jake Brentz gave up a run in the eighth to lose a 1-0 lead, then Blake Cederlind gave up three in the bottom of the tenth before getting the last out. Mitchell Tolman went 3-5, Hunter Owen 2-5 with a double and Raul Siri 2-4 with a walk. Adrian Valerio was 1-3 with two walks. The Marauders went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

— West Virginia (62-57) blanked Charleston, 7-0. Travis MacGregor started, but went only two innings due to a limited pitch count after missing a little time. He walked one. Samuel Reyes (Pablo’s brother) followed with five shutout innings and Elvis Escobar threw the last two. Robbie Glendinning and Jesse Medrano each had two hits. Rodolfo Castro entered the game as a pinch runner and later hit his 11th home run. Travis Swaggerty went 0-4 and is now just 2-for-17 since moving up. Ironically, Connor Kaiser, who wasn’t hitting at all with Morgantown, went 2-4 with a double and is 6-for-17 with the Power. Cal Mitchell was 1-3 with a walk, Deon Stafford 0-4 and Lolo Sanchez 1-2.

— Kyle Watson singled with two outs in the bottom of the tenth to drive in the tying run and the winning run scored when the outfielder booted the ball, giving Morgantown (24-37) a 5-4 win over Williamsport. Starter Alex Manasa gave up three runs over five innings. Francis Del Orbe got the win after allowing just a bogus run in two and two-thirds innings. Melvin Jimenez was 3-4.

— Roger Santana (pictured) threw seven shutout innings as Bristol (28-30) beat Pulaski, 4-1. Santana bounced back from a string of poor outings, allowing just two hits, walking none and fanning eight. Jonah Davis appears to be on another hot streak; he went 2-3 with a double, his twelfth home run and a walk. He’s gone deep five times in his last six games. Chase Lambert, Brendt Citta and Mikell Granberry all went 2-4. Mason Martin was 0-4 with three strikeouts.

Disabled List

Triple-A Indianapolis

  • 2018-06-27 3B Jung Ho Kang, left wrist sprain (underwent possible season ending surgery)
  • 2018-07-14 RHP Bo Schultz, right forearm strain
  • OF Daniel Nava

Double-A Altoona

  • 2018-08-04 RHP Austin Coley, right shoulder strain
  • 2018-08-05 RF Braelin Jackson (left quadriceps strain)

High-A Bradenton

  • 2018-08-11 RF Bligh Madris

Single-A West Virginia

  • 2018-04-16 RHP Dylan Prohoroff
  • 2018-05-03 LHP Braeden Ogle, sore shoulder
  • 2018-07-19 LF Chris Sharpe
  • 2018-07-20 RHP Cody Bolton
  • 2018-08-14 SS Oneil Cruz
  • RHP Will Reed
  • LHP Angel Martinez

Rookie Bristol

  • 2018-08-02 RHP Leandro Pina (60 day)

Rookie GCL

  • 2018-06-18 RHP Luis Gonzalez (60 day)
  • CF Emison Soto (60 day)