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All Hands on Deck: Burrows continues his scoreless streak

Michael Burrows
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Triple-A

Indianapolis was not scheduled.

Double-A

Altoona (34-32) fell 4-2 to visiting Harrisburg (42-27)

25 year old right-hander Sean Brady (3-7, 5.47), acquired last month from Cleveland, had another uninspiring start, as four runs crossed on seven hits and two walks in six innings.

Harrisburg’s Dante Bichette (345/394/621) had a double and triple, driving in three.

The Curve batters drew six walks to go with nine hits, but stranded fourteen on base. CF Jared Oliva (209/301/330) had a single and double and RF Bligh Madris (254/324/366), who’s gone 9-for-20 his last six games, had two hits.

High-A

Bradenton (36-31) dropped a 7-5 decision to visiting Clearwater (37-30)

Starter Nick Economos (6-5, 2.86) got knocked around for six runs in six innings in seven hits and two walks. Clearwater plated three runs in the second on four hits, then added a two-run homer in the fifth and a solo shot in the sixth before Economos departed. He Threw 65 of 98 pitches for strikes.

RF Cal Mitchell (282/319/449), moved to the leadoff spot, opened the bottom of the first with his eighth homer, part of a 2-for-5 night.

Low-A

Greensboro was not scheduled.

Short Season A

West Virginia (2-1) blanked Williamsport (1-2) 2-0 in seven innings

19 year old right-hander Michael Burrows [pictured] allowed just two hits along with three walks in five scoreless innings, fanning five. Burrows was drafted in the 11th round in 2018 out of a Connecticut high school, and proceeded to now allow any earned runs in 14 innings in his first summer as a professional. This year he skipped over Bristol to Morgantown where he’ll be facing a good number of college hitters, and in his debut ran his streak to 19 innings.

Both of the Black Bear runs came on Nick Patten’s first home run of the year, in the third inning.

West Virginia (2-2) got blanked 4-0 in seven innings at Williamsport in the makeup of Sunday’s washout.

The Black Bears could only muster a single hit in the night cap as they went down on strikes eleven times.

22 year old right-hander Winston Nicacio, selected from the Cardinals in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft, gave up two runs on six hits and two walks in four innings.

20 year old Hai-Cheng Gong, one of only three minor league players from mainland China, pitched a scoreless sixth for West Virginia. He played for the GCL Pirates last year.

Dominican Rookie

Pirates-1 (5-9) dropped a 7-3 decision at Indians (7-7)

#3 hitter, 17 year old 2B Juan Jerez (378/408/733), was 4-for-5, including his third homer. 16 year old SS Luis Tejeda (295/354/432) has three hits.

Pirates-2 (12-2) scored seven in the seventh en route to a 9-5 win over visiting Tigers-2 (5-9)

17 year old lefty Adrian Mendez (2.92 ERA in 12 13 IP) scattered three hits and a walk over five innings, striking out five.

2B Deivis Nadal (359/490/538), RF Jauri Custodio (309/356/455) and DH Rodolfo Nolasco (340/358/540) each had two hits.

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Disabled List

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