It’s rough went you search high and low for a player of the night, when you already used Robbie Glendinning the day before and all the usual heroes are missing. Have a day, Jonah Davis, who celebrated his return to Greensboro with a double and three RBI in a winning effort.
Recaps will be posted shortly.
Pirates’ SS Erik Gonzalez joined Indianapolis on a rehab assignment, recovering from a broken clavicle suffered in an April collision
Bradenton placed LF Daniel Amaral and RHP Aaron Shortridge on the 7-day injured list with unspecified discomforts, while activating LHP Ike Schlabach.
Greensboro activated SS Zach Kone from the injured list, who had been rehabbing at West Virginia, and OF Jonah Davis was promoted from West Virginia to Greensboro in the wake of this year’s college draftees taking their spots at West Virginia. RHP Oliver Mateo was promoted from Bristol to Greensboro.
Greensboro also transferred LHP Zach Spears and RHP Travis McGregor from the 7 to 60 day injured list.
Per P2’s John Dreker, RHP Tate Scioneaux, who had been on Altoona’s injured list with an ankle sprain, was released last week and signed on with the Colorado Rockies, being assigned to their Double-A team at Hartford, where he first pitched on June 22.
Starter Jefry Ramirez gave up a two-run homer to Adam Duvall in the first but then settled down until the fifth, when he left after walking Pedro Florimon and giving up a couple singles to load the bases. Tyler Lyons entered and after getting a strikeout for the second out of the inning, Duvall blasted a grand slam, his second homer of the game and 24th of the year. Two batter later Lyons served up a two-run homer to Alex Jackson, his 15th.
Ramirez gave up four hits and only one walk to six strikeouts, but bad sequencing between he and Lyons resulted in his being charged with five runs.
The Curve’s four run fifth propelled them to a 4-1 lead after five, but starter Pedro Vasquez (7-2, 2.90) in the sixth to cut the lead to one. Beau Sulser suffered his first blown save when Barrett Barnes hit another two-run homer, his eighth, in Binghamton’s eighth inning.
Vasquez allowed six hits and no walks in six innings, striking out seven.
Bradenton at Fort Meyers was postponed.
Both teams scored in the first and stayed tied until Lakewood scored again in the seventh, but the Grasshoppers stormed from behind with four in the top of the ninth to take home the victory.
With one out RF Fabricio Macias (281/337/426), who’s had 16 hits in his last 35 AB, doubled then 3B Zach Kone (188/281/266) and C Grant Koch (224/283/312) both walked to load the bases. After a wild pitch allowed the tying run to score, DH Michael Gretler (214/296/286) was intentionally walked to load the bases again. LF Jack Herman fanned for the second out but CF Jonah Davis (118/231/216) doubled to clear the bases and was thrown out trying to stretch it to three.
Starter Colin Selby (3-2, 3.42) pitched well, allowing only one run on three hits and two walks over six innings. Reliever Yerry De los Santos (1.69 ERA in 21 1⁄3 IP) got the win, despite giving up the lead run in the eighth. He struck out four in two innings.
Short Season A
Starter Michael Burrows was lifted in a five run second inning after surrendering five hits and four walks in just an inning and two thirds. Just 25 of 52 pitches went for strikes.
Dante Mendoza, after throwing four shutout innings in his first start, got knocked around for four runs on eight hits in four innings.
LF Jean Eusebio had given the Pirates a 4-3 lead with a second inning grand slam, his first homer of the year.
18 year old Dominican right-hander Wilkin Ramos made his season debut, getting touched four three runs in four and a third innings on six hits and three walks.
Oneil Cruz (308/368/404) continued his rehab, going 3-for-4.
Pirates-2 scored three in the sixth to tie the game, but the Tigers-2 came back with three of their own in the eighth to seal the win.
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)
2019-06-12 LHP Elvis Escobar, left shoulder strain
2019-04-26 2B Stephen Alemais, right shoulder strain
2019-04-04 RHP Gage Hinsz, right forearm strain
2019-06-28 LF Daniel Amaral
2019-06-27 RHP Aaron Shortridge
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)
2019-06-28 LHP Zach Spears (60 day)
2019-04-04 RHP Travis McGregor (60 day), recovering from Sept 2018 Tommy John surgery
2019-06-17 RHP Lizardy Dicent
2019-06-17 LHP Roger Santana
2019-06-24 RHP Andres Arrieta