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All Hands on Deck: Marvel with another strong start

James Marvel


Indianapolis OF Trayvon Robinson was activated from the injured list.

LHP Roger Santana was activated from Bristol’s injured list and assigned to Greensboro.

RF Conner Uselton, who has not played yet this year, was also assigned to Greensboro.

OF Jonathan Schwind, who hasn’t played since 15 games in 2017, says “hold my coffee” as he’s assigned to Indianapolis.

RHP Hai-Cheng Gong was demoted from Bristol to the GCL Pirates

OF Angel Basabe was demoted from West Virginia to the GCL Pirates

2018 13th round pick, OF Chase Murray was assigned to Bristol



A full slate of nine games for the first time this year


Indianapolis (41-34) downs visiting Louisville (28-49) by an 8-3 score

Eduardo Vera (4-5, 5.66) had his second straight nice start, allowing just two runs in seven innings on four hits and a walk while striking out five.

Reliever Jake Brentz (3.90 ERA in 30 IP) returned to action for the first time in nine days, facing four batters and allowing a homer and a walk. Dovydas Neverauskas (2.13 ERA in 25 13 IP) worked a scoreless ninth for the save.

The Indians banged out fifteen hits and started with a bang, posting five runs in the bottom of the first as SS Cole Tucker doubled and RF Darnell Sweeney and 3B Kevin Kramer both singled to start the inning.

Tucker (322/375/576) had four hits. Kramer (279/353/432) and J.B. Shuck had three hits each.


Altoona (39-34) wins 5-1 at Richmond (27-47)

25 year old right-hander James Marvel (8-5, 3.21) went seven innings, the third straight game he’s thrown that many, allowing just a solo homers among four hits and a walk as he fanned eight. Over his last three games, Marvel has worked 21 23 innings, allowing four runs on eleven hits and four walks with 23 strikeouts.

The Curve had eleven hits and seven walks, scoring four of their five runs in the fifth inning.

CF Jared Oliva (234/328/355) was 2-for-3 with two walks. 3B Alfredo Reyes had three hits and SS Robbie Glendinning (335/396/581) and RF Bligh Madris (260/327/378) had two hits and two RBI apiece.


Bradenton (39-35) blanked 3-0 at Jupiter (26-44)

In one of the strangest pitching lines ever, starter Aaron Shortridge (3-3, 3.86) gave up eleven hits in four and a third innings, without walking or striking out a batter - but only allowed one run, that coming in the fifth inning.

But as the Marauders could only muster two hits and a walk as they fanned thirteen times, that one run was enough for a Hammerhead victory. SS Adrian Valerio was the only batter not to strike out, but he failed to reach base.


Greensboro (46-29) crushed 12-6 by visiting West Virginia (40-36)

Luis Nova (6.17 ERA in 23 13 IP) was also touched for eleven hits in four and a third innings, but he gave up seven runs. Only reliever Will Gardner (0.87 ERA in 20 23 IP)) managed a good pitching line, striking out four in two scoreless innings.

The Grasshoppers did have twelve hits and had led 3-2 after two innings.

1B Mason Martin (257/345/556) had two hits, including his 19th home run. RF Jack Herman (231/322/577) hit his fifth homer along with a pair of walks. CF Fabricio Macias (266/320/409) and 2B Kyle Mottice (402/538/476) also had two hits each.

Short Season A

West Virginia (6-5) falls 7-3 at Batavia (7-3)

Starter Will Kobos (11.37 ERA in 6 13 IP), this year’s 19th round pick, got knocked around for four runs in four innings on six hits and a walk.

The Black Bears only had five hits, two by SS Corey Wood.

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (1-6) edged 6-5 at Elizabethton (4-3)

20 year old Bahamanian right-hander Tahnaj Thomas, obtained from Cleveland in the Jordan Luplow trade, had his second blow up start in two tries, throwing 50 pitches to 10 batters, with only 26 of them strikes. Of those ten batters, three walked and three got hits, including a solo homer. In two starts Thomas has only recorded five outs while walking five and allowing four hits.

SS Jesus Valdez had two hits, including his first home run. RF Brendt Citta (296/321/407), the 38th round pick, had two hits and two RBI.


GCL Pirates (1-1) come up short by 4-1 score at Twins (1-1)

Dominican Rookie

Pirates-1 (9-12) squeak out 5-4 win at Rangers-1 (17-4)

The Pirates-1 scored three in the first, fell behind 4-3, then added a pair of runs in the seventh for the winning margin.

Reliever Carlos Campos threw three scoreless innings. CF Sergio Campana (235/341/353) was 4-for-4.

Pirates-2 (18-3) blows by Royals-2 (9-12) by 12-1 score in seven innings

All these guys do is keep on scoring and winning. The Pirates-2 leads the DSL with a 322/408/452 team batting line through 21 games (and the Pirates-1 are fifth in team OPS)

They get some pitching too, as 19 year old right-hander Francisco Hodge tossed three scoreless innings for the victory. He has yet to allow a run in 19 13 innings this year.

SS Dariel Lopez (422/433/547) was 3-for-5 with 3 RBI and is second in the 42 team league in batting average. 3B Alexander Mojica (353/500/706) was 1-for-3 with two walks and leads the league in OPS


Disabled List

Triple-A Indianapolis

2019-06-19 2B Jake Elmore

2019-06-12 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes, fractured left index finger

2019-06-12 Util Pablo Reyes, ankle

2019-04-28 RHP J.T. Brubaker, right forearm strain (rehabbing at West Virginia)

2019-04-21 RHP Brandon Maurer, right knee inflammation (rehabbing at West Virginia)

Double-A Altoona

2019-06-12 LHP Elvis Escobar, left shoulder strain

2019-05-16 RHP Tate Scioneaux, left ankle sprain

2019-04-26 2B Steven Alemais, right shoulder strain

2019-04-04 RHP Gage Hinsz, right forearm strain

High-A Bradenton

2019-05-22 LHP Ike Schlabach

2019-05-17 LHP Oddy Nunez, back strain

2019-05-04 RHP Drew Fischer, right elbow strain

2019-04-28 SS Oneil Cruz, right foot fracture (rehabbing at GCL Pirates)

Low-A Greensboro

2019-04-04 RHP Travis McGregor, recovering from Sept 2018 Tommy John surgery

Advanced Rookie

2019-06-17 RHP Lizardy Dicent

2019-06-17 LHP Roger Santana


2019-06-24 RHP Andres Arrieta