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All Hands on Deck: Glendinning homers for Altoona

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The Dominican League’s top hitting team put 20 more runs on the board today.

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Transactions

Bradenton activated OF Daniel Amaral from the 7-day IL

UT Jake Elmore is back in the lineup for Indianapolis after an IL stint

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Games

Triple-A

Indianapolis (41-36) rally falls short, loses 3-2 to visiting Columbus (48-30)

Alex McRae (5-4, 5.07) gave up all three runs in his four and two thirds innings, including a two run homer to Trayce Thompson in the fifth, his 19th. In all he gave up six hits and two walks while striking out eight.

The Indians were shout out on four hits, trailing 2-0 into the bottom of the ninth, when with one out Trayvon Robinson grounded a single to center and went to third when Logan Hill doubled to left. They both scored on Eric Wood’s double, but Wood, the tying run, was stranded at second as J.B. Shuck lined out to second and Steve Baron struck out swinging.

Indianapolis didn’t walk and struck out ten times. Wood was the only player with multiple hits.

Double-A

Altoona (40-35) downs visiting Binghamton (38-36) by 6-3 score

The Curve’s four run third inning overcame a 2-1 deficit.

21 year old left-hander Domingo Robles (7-6, 3.14) allowed two first inning runs but then kept Binghamton off the board until touched by Barrett Barnes’ (244/379/431) solo homer in the sixth, his seventh of the year.

Robles finished with seven hits and a walk allowed in six innings while striking out four.

3B Brett Pope led off the third with a single, going to second on the right fielder’s error, and then third when Robles beat out his attempted sacrifice bunt for another hit. After 2B Mitchell Tolman grounded into a force scoring Pope, LF Chris Sharpe (281/375/439) lined a single off the pitcher. Tolman scored when the pitcher threw away a pick off attempt, then SS Robbie Glendinning (336/395/587) cleaned off the bases with a two-run homer to left, his 11th.

1B Jerrick Suiter got the Curve’s first run home with a solo homer in the second, his third of the year.

High-A

Bradenton (40-36) edged 2-1 at Jupiter (27-45)

The Marauder bats fell silent, managing only three singles and a walk against Jupiter left-hander Trevor Rogers (3-6, 2.50)

Bradenton starter Max Kranick (4-6, 3.94) pitched well but not good enough, giving up only two runs in six innings on six hits and a walk.

Low-A

Greensboro (48-29) hangs on for 9-8 win at Lakewood (31-47)

The Grasshoppers had a big six run sixth inning and another two insurance runs in the ninth, needing every one of them as Lakewood scored five in the bottom of the ninth, falling just one run short.

Oswaldo Bido (10-4, 3.19) allowed three runs, doing his best to scatter nine hits over six innings, which included four doubles but no walks, as he struck out six.

Greensboro’s big inning featured two-ruin singles from 1B Michael Gretler (218/297/291) and SS Ji-hwan Bae (305/381/390).

Bae finished with three hits. 2B Kyle Mottice (396/521/458) was 2-for-5 and DH Mason Martin (261/354/563) 1-for-3 with a pair of walks.

Short Season A

West Virginia (7-6) win 6-5 in 10 innings at Batavia (8-4)

LF William Matthiessen’s one out ground single to left scored the fake runner in tenth for the winning run.

Starter Jesus Valles (6.39 ERA in 12 23 IP) got hit around for four runs on nine hits in only four and a third innings, giving up two spots in both the first and fifth. Winston Nicacio (2.70 ERA in 10 IP) did the bulk of the bullpen work, beign awarded the victory as he struck out six in three innings, allowing just one run.

Matthiessen, the 2019 6th round pick who was playing his first pro game, finished with two hits. C Kyle Wilkie had three hits, as did RF Luke Mangieri.

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (3-6) gets 6-2 win at Elizabethton (4-5)

The Pirates exploded for six runs in the first inning but were blanked the rest of the way.

20 year old right-hander Jose Maldonado allowed just one run on two singles and a walk in five innings, fanning four.

2B Jesus Valdez (267/353/400), acquired late last year from the Dodgers for David Freese, collected three hits.

Rookie

The GCL Pirates were not scheduled

Dominican Rookie

Pirates-1 (10-13) win 8-2 over visiting Cubs-1 (7-15)

19 year old left-hander Braham Rosario (2.57 ERA in 21 IP) allowed only one run in five innings, on two hits with no walks, as he struck out seven.

CF Fleury Nova (345/410/400) had three hits, as did 3B Ronny Sanchez (324/375/351)

Pirates-2 (20-3) obliterate Tigers-2 (8-15) by 20-1 score

The team that was already batting a league leading 331/420/470 coming into the game exploded for 20 more runs, scoring in each of the first six innings.

The pitchers did their part as well, surrendering only four singles and a walk while fanning thirteen Tigers batters.

19 year old Nicaraguan right-hander Sergio Umana (3-1, 2.92) got the victory with six K’s over five scoreless, two-hit innings.

The Pirates’ cleanup hitter, SS Dariel Lopez (406/447/522) went 1-for-4, the only player to not get multiple hits in the game. 3B Rayber Romero (328/444/403) was 2-for-7 with a grand slam, his first homer.

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Disabled List

Triple-A Indianapolis

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

Rookie

2019-06-24 RHP Andres Arrieta