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All Hands on Deck: Oneil Cruz returns to Bradenton on a winning night

Oneil Cruz
Patrick Cavey

James Marvel continues his string of fine, long starts for Altoona.

After three rehabilitation games for the GCL Pirates, shortstop Oneil Cruz returned to action with Bradenton. He’d been out since April 28 with a broken bone in his foot.

Indianapolis 3B Hunter Owen went on the injured list with a left hand contusion.




Indianapolis (41-39) falls 5-3 at Gwinnett (46-35)

Starter Eduardo Vera (4-6, 5.60) took a 2-2 tie into the sixth, but was touched for another run and the loss. he finished with five hits and two walks allowed in five and two thirds, while fanning four. Luis Escobar (2-1, 2.11) gave up two more runs in the seventh to seal the win for Gwinnett.

The Indians collected eleven hits but could plate only single runs in three different innings. CF Jason Martin (235/275/412) was 2-for-3 with a walk. SS Cole Tucker (308/366/534) and 1B Will Craig (254/331/467) were each 0-for-4.


Altoona (42-37) an 8-5 victor over visiting Binghamton (40-38)

Barrett Barnes (251/379/469) slammed a two-run homer in the first inning, his ninth of the year, but those were the last runs Binghamton would score off James Marvel. Barnes has hit three home runs in this series, after hitting all of twelve in 161 while with Altoona in 2015 and 2016.

Marvel (9-5, 3.16) would allow only one more hit in hi seven innings, walking one and striking out three. It was his fourth consecutive start of least seven innings pitched with no more than four hits or two runs in any of them.

The Curve scored a run in the third on CF Jared Oliva’s (243/333/378) solo home run, his fifth, then exploded for six in the fourth inning, highlighted by LF Chris Sharpe’s (274/368/436) grand slam.

C Arden Pabst (225/255/364) had two hits, including his third homer of the year. RF Bligh Madris (254/319/362) and SS Gift Ngoepe had two hits apiece.


Bradenton (43-36) prevails 7-4 at Fort Myers (42-37)

Tied 3-3 into the late innings, Bradenton scored twice in both the eighth and the ninth.

Starter Brad Case (8-2, 2.70) allowed three runs in six innings on seven hits and a walk, including a solo homer, while striking out three. Braeden Ogle (3.32 ERA in 38 IP) got the win with three innings of relief, surrendering just one unearned run.

SS Oneil Cruz (316/371/421) returned to action, getting a single and double in five at bats. 2B Rodolfo Castro (250/307/528) had a single, triple, walk and three driven in.

The Marauders batters went down on strikes sixteen times.


Greensboro (50-30) rolls 11-1 at Lakewood (32-49)

21 year old right-hander Luis Nova (2-2, 5.04) took a shutout into the seventh when he allowed a solo homer, but by that time already was enjoying a 10-0 lead. Nova allowed just four hits and no walks while fanning five.

The Grasshoppers had ten hits and drew nine walks, scoring six runs in the second and another three in the third.

1B Mason Martin (263/354/566) slammed three doubles and drove in five. CF Jonah Davis (118/236/236) had a solo homer, his third, as did RF Jack Herman (262/368/585), his sixth. 2B Ji-hwan Bae (305/392/391) had a single, double and two walks.

Short Season A

West Virginia (9-7) scores a 3-2 walk off win over visiting Williamsport (3-13)

The Black Bears scored three times in the bottom of the ninth to overcome a 2-0 deficit, collecting five of their eight hits in the game, the winner scoring when 1B Nick Patten (200/297/364) beat out a two grounder to short for an infield hit.

19 year old right-hander Noe Toribio (0.82 ERA in 11 IP) retired the first eleven batters before surrendering a ground single to left. That would be Williamsport’s only baserunner off Toribio, who struck out seven in his five innings.

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (5-7) win 8-5 over visiting Princeton (5-7)

Spotted two runs in the first, Bristol starter Santiago Florez got roughed up for three runs in the second, surrendering three hits and two walks in two innings of work, but reliever C.J. Dandenau allowed only one run and fanned five over three innings to get the victory.

The Pirates rapped out eleven hits and walked eight times. RF Brendt Citta, 1B Ernny Ordonez, 2B Francisco Acuna and CF Daniel Rivero had two hits each.


No games scheduled.

Dominican Rookie

No games scheduled.


Disabled List

Triple-A Indianapolis

2019-06-27 3B Hunter Owen, left hand contusion

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