Only three games were played in two cities as rain hits the New York/Penn area. Indianapolis made up Saturday’s rainout with Pawtucket with a pair of seven innings games.
Minor league veteran utility man Darnell Sweeney was acquired from the Kansas City T-Bones of the independent American Association, where he’d hit 288/430/538 in 100 plate appearances this year.
Sweeney was a 13th round selection by the Dodgers in 2012 from Central Florida and after reaching Triple-A in 2015 was sent to the Phillies in the Chase Utley deal. He spent the rest of that year in the majors, hitting 176/286/353 and a year later was outrighted and became a minor league free agent, bouncing from the Dodgers to Reds to Blue Jays before signing with the independent league franchise in Kansas City this year.
Alex McRae (5-2, 5.10) earned a victory by scattering six hits and a walk over six innings. Two of the three runs allowed came on Rusney Castillo’s fourth inning home run, his sixth. Montana DuRapau worked a scoreless seventh for his fourth save.
The Indians collected five walks and ten hits, three by 3B Jake Elmore (366/423/528), as they scored in four of their six times up. DH Logan Hill (282/360/455) connected on his first Triple-A homer, and fifth overall, a solo shot in the fifth inning. SS Cole Tucker (293/363/512) chipped in with two hits.
Rookie Davis (1-4, 5.18) started as part of a rehabilitation assignment and threw well enough, allowing one run on three hits and a walk in three innings, but was pulled after throwing only 37 pitches, 22 for strikes. Luis Escobar (1.35 ERA in 40 IP), who had been starting of late, followed with two scoreless innings of relief.
Jesus Liranzo only allowed one run, but it was Jake Brentz (3.68 ERA in 29 1⁄3 IP) who turned into a pumpkin in a second straight appearance, walking two and getting hammered for six hits, including a homer, while retiring only one batter. In his appearances on Thursday and Sunday, Brentz allowed nine hits and six walks without a strikeout in only one inning of work. Of 58 pitches, only 26 were strikes, and 12 of those were put in play, 9 for hits.
The Indians got only six hits, two each by RF Eric Wood and newly acquired 2B Darrell Sweeney.
Altoona at Binghamton as rained out.
Bradenton was not scheduled to play.
21 year old right-hander Colin Selby [pictured] (3-1, 3.31), a 16th round pick in the 2018 draft from Randolph-Macon University, tossed a gem, allowing only three hits and no walks as he allowed just one run in six innings, fanning five. In Selby’s last four starts, he’s allowed 6 runs on 13 hits and 8 walks in 21 2⁄3 innings, striking out 24. Last year, after being drafted, Selby had a 4.15 ERA in eleven starts for Advanced Rookie Bristol.
3B Patrick Dorrian (260/348/464) smacked three hits and drove in a pair, while SS Ji-hwan bae (292/364/375) and LF Justin Harrer (250/318/350) each had two hits. RF Jack Herman (242/306/606) hit his third homerun.
West Virginia at Williamsport was rained out
There were no games scheduled.
2019-06-04 Indianapolis - OF Trayvon Robinson
2019-05-22 Bradenton - LHP Ike Schlabach
2019-05-17 Bradenton - LHP Oddy Nunez, back strain
2019-05-16 Altoona - RHP Tate Scioneaux, left ankle sprain
2019-05-10 Greensboro - SS Zach Kone, right shoulder strain
2019-05-04 Bradenton - RHP Drew Fischer, right elbow strain
2019-04-28 Indianapolis - RHP J.T. Brubaker, right forearm strain
2019-04-28 Bradenton - SS Oneil Cruz, right foot fracture
2019-04-26 Altoona - 2B Steven Alemais, right shoulder strain
2019-04-21 Indianapolis - RHP Brandon Maurer, right knee inflammation
2019-04-04 Greensboro - RHP Travis McGregor, recovering from Sept 2018 Tommy John surgery
2019-04-04 Altoona - RHP Gage Hinsz, right forearm strain