Both Ke’Bryan Hayes and Pablo Reyes started rehabilitation assignments at Morgantown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Pirates scored four runs in the fifth inning and three more in the seventh to battle back from a 3-1 deficit.
GCL Pirates at GCL Orioles was postponed
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.
16 year old Venezuelan right-hander Carlos Jimenez (2.96 ERA in 24 1⁄3 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 1⁄3 IP) got the victory by doing even better, with just one hit in four and a third innings.
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)
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