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All Hands on Deck: Altoona gets a re Gift

Gift Ngoepe

Both Ke’Bryan Hayes and Pablo Reyes started rehabilitation assignments at Morgantown.



Indianapolis (41-38) drops 5-2 score at Gwinnett (45-35)

Mitch Keller (6-2, 2.82) gave up one run in the first and then two more in the fifth as he was tagged with the loss. Two of the runs were unearned. Keller allowed six his and two walks, throwing 60 of 91 pitches for strikes.

The Indians only had six hits, and scored both their runs in the fifth on doubles by 1B Will Craig (258/335/473) and Trayvon Robinson, the latter later scoring on a wild pitch.


Altoona (40-37) loses 2-1 to visiting Binghamton (40-36)

Brandon Waddell (1-3, 6.91) started the first game of the double header, his third start of the year, and pitched well, allowing two runs, one unearned, in five innings, on four hits and two walks while he struck out five.

The Curve only had three hits, scoring their lone run in their last at bats in the bottom of the seventh.

Altoona (41-38) wins 4-3 in extra innings over visiting Binghamton (40-37) in makeup of June 16 postponement

Mitchell Tolman and Chris Sharpe singled in the bottom of the ninth to drive in the fake runner to complete the double header sweep.

Each team scored a run in the eighth to send the game into a second extra inning.

Starter Sean Brady (4-7, 4.97) allowed two or fewer runs for the seventh time in his last eight starts, allowing two runs in six innings on four hits and three walks.

Gift Ngoepe (214/288/397) made his return to Altoona, going 0-for-4 as he started at shortstop, batting eighth.


Bradenton (41-36) wins in extra innings at Fort Myers (42-35) by 5-2 score

2B Rodolfo Castro’s (246/302/516) two-run single in the top of the eighth capped a three run inning that broke the extra inning tie.

Nick Economos (6-5, 2.52), pitching for the first time in seven days, allowed only two runs in six and two thirds innings, but an error with two outs in the seventh allowed the tying run to score and send the game to extras. Economos had allowed only two hits through the first six, including a solo homer by Royce Lewis in the first inning, his sixth. Economos finished with four hits and three walks allowed while striking out three.

Bradenton (42-36) wins again, 4-1 at Fort Myers (42-36) in makeup of June 28 postponement

Joe Jacques (2-1, 2.59) opened, throwing three shutout innings with four strikeouts, and CF Travis Swaggerty (219/313/319) had two hits as Bradenton completed the double header sweep in the regulation seven innings.


Greensboro (49-30) falls 4-2 at lakewood (32-48)

21 year old right-hander Alex Manasa (7-2, 3.12) lost just his second game, allowing three runs in six innings on eight hits and two walks.

The Grasshoppers got both of their runs and all three of their hits when they tied the game at two in the fourth inning, highlighted by 1B Mason Martin’s (257/348/554) double.

Short Season A

West Virginia (8-7) downs visiting Williamsport (3-12) in 11 innings

2019 10th round pick Cameron Junker went the last three innings, not allowing a hit or run as he struck out four.

He was awarded the victory when the Black Bears scored in the bottom of the eleventh, as William Matthiessen’s sacrifice bunt attempt was thrown away, allowing the fake runner to score the walk off run.

Pablo Reyes (274/311/513) started his rehab assignment with three hits as he batted third and played center field. Ke’Bryan Hayes also started his rehab, going 0-for-2 with a walk as he batted second and played third base.

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (4-7) an 8-4 winner over visiting Princeton (5-6)

The Pirates scored four runs in the fifth inning and three more in the seventh to battle back from a 3-1 deficit.

20 year old 1B Ernny Ordonez had two hits, including his first homerun, a solo shot in the fourth, and 2019 14th round pick 3B Aaron Shackelford had three hits.


GCL Pirates at GCL Orioles was postponed

Dominican Rookie

Pirates-1 (10-15) lose 6-3 at Red Sox-2 (12-11)

The Pirates-1 scored single runs in three different innings despite garnering only one hit in the game, but drew seven walks and were hit by a pitch four times, but they were never in the lead as 17 year old right-hander Listher Sosa (6.88 ERA in 17 IP) allowed four runs in four innings on six hits and two walks.

Pirates-2 (21-4) blank Giants (12-12) by 6-0 score

16 year old Venezuelan right-hander Carlos Jimenez (2.96 ERA in 24 13 IP) tossed four and two third scoreless innings, allowing six hits and a walk while fanning six. Reliever Domingo Gonzalez (0.36 ERA in 25 13 IP) got the victory by doing even better, with just one hit in four and a third innings.


Disabled List

Triple-A Indianapolis

2019-06-12 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes, fractured left index finger (rehabbing at West Virginia)

2019-06-12 Util Pablo Reyes, ankle (rehabbing at West Virginia)

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

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

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

High-A Bradenton

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)

Low-A Greensboro

2019-06-28 LHP Zach Spears (60 day)

2019-04-04 RHP Travis McGregor (60 day), 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