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All Hands on Deck: Luke Mangieri with a pair of homers for Greensboro

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Luke Mangieri

Luke Mangieri, the 25th Round pick in 2018, hit a pair of two-run homers in Greensboro’s 9-3 win over Hagerstown. The lefty swinging Mangieri hit 314/407/451 in three years at Bradley, but struggled in the summer of 2018, hitting just 230/323/321 combined for both West Virginia teams. This year he started at Morgantown, but after slashing 328/400/517 in 17 games was promoted to Greensboro, where he’s now hit 328/429/739 with three homers in six games.

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Indianapolis activated 3B Hunter Owen (287/360/542) from the Injured List. He’d been out since June 27 with a left hand contusion.

CF Jasiah Dixon, the 2019 23rd Round pick, was assigned to the GCL Pirates

RHP John O’Reilly (2.15 ERA in 29 13 IP) was promoted from Greensboro to Bradenton.

RHP Matt Eardensohn (0.00 ERA in 8 13 IP), an undrafted free agent from Coastal Carolina, was demoted from Bradenton to Bristol.

Greensboro sent RHP Lizary Dicent on a rehab assignment to the GCL Pirates

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Games

Triple-A

Indianapolis (47-47) falls 5-2 to visiting Syracuse (47-48)

A two-run fifth for Syracuse broke a 1-1 tie and tagged Indianapolis starter Mitch Keller (7-4, 3.21) with the loss. Keller gave up the three runs in five innings on four hits and two walks while striking out five.

1B Will Craig (250/326/463) had two hits, including his 18th home run, a solo shot in the second. LF Pablo Reyes (269/325/538) was 1-for-2 with two walks.

Double-A

Altoona (49-42) downed 4-2 by visiting Trenton (50-41)

Trenton scored twice in the eighth off All-Star reliever Beau Sulser (1.54 ERA in 58 13 IP), breaking a 2-2 tie.

Starter Sean Brady (4-8, 4.50) extended his streak of seven straight starts with six or more innings and two or fewer runs, allowing two runs on only two hits in six innings. One of those hits was a game tying solo homer in the fourth. Brady walked four and struck out five.

The Curve collected thirteen hits but only one walk, striking out ten times and leaving ten on base. DH Logan Hill (261/346/443) was 4-for-4 and LF Chris Sharpe (269/359/446) was 2-for-5 with a solo homer in the first, his tenth.

High-A

Bradenton (50-43) with 8-0 white wash of visiting Clearwater (50-44)

Aaron Shortridge allowed just four hits and no walks over five shutout innings. He didn’t strike out anybody as he threw 47 of 63 (75%) pitches for strikes.

DH Lucas Tancas (269/321/401) hit a grand slam, his fifth homer of the year, in a five-run eighth. 3B Dylan Busby (221/318/482) hit his 18th and Cal Mitchell (252/298/412) his 11th, both solo. SS Oneil Cruz (330/368/520) and 1B Mason Martin (258/362/561) each went 2-for-4.

Low-A

Greensboro (58-36) rolls 9-3 over visiting Hagerstown (40-55)

The Grasshopper blasted four home runs and starter Luis Nova (4-2, 5.44) gave up two runs in five and two thirds and three hits and three walks, while fanning six. Nova gave up a two-run homer in the first, the last runs Hagerstown would score until the ninth.

1B Luke Mangieri (333/421/580) hit a pair of two runs homers, giving him five for the year. SS Connor Kaiser (212/363/364) hit his seventh and C Grant Koch (229/286/329) his fourth, both solo shots.

CF Fabricio Macias (295/348/426), batting cleanup, was 3-for-4 with three RBI. He’s had multiple hits in five straight games with three hits in four of the five. Going into the night, he’d been batting 339/386/480 in 272 PA since April 27.

Short Season A

West Virginia was not scheduled.

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (12-15) drops 3-2 score at Pulaski (17-9)

Bristol scored twice in the first, but starter Dante Mendoza (3.60 ERA in 20 IP) served up a solo homer in th second and a two-run shot in the third for all the scoring in the game. Mendoza allowed three hits and three walks in four innings while striking out five.

Johnstown’s Trey McGough (0.73 ERA in 12 13 IP) threw three scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hits with five strikeouts.

Rookie

GCL Pirates (7-11) beaten 9-6 at Braves (6-9)

Starter Arlinthon de Dios (3.63 DERA in 17 13 IP) was hammered for four runs on eight hits and three walks in just four and a third innings.

Still, the Pirates held a 6-4 lead until the Braves scored five in the bottom of the sixth off Angel Suero and Hai-Cheng Gong.

RF Jasiah Dixon was 3-for-4 and drove in two in his first pro game, but the other two outfielders drafted from high school did not fare as well, with Sammy Sinai (224/367/286) going 0-for-5 and Jase Bowen (237/356/316) 0-for-4.

Dominican Rookie

Pirates-1 (19-19) win 5-2 at Cubs-1 (18-20)

Starter Valentin Linarez (2.41 ERA in 33 23 IP) threw six hitless innings as the pitching staff only allowed one hit to the Cubs. Linzarez walked three and struck out three.

3B Eliezar Montero (241/371/379) had three hits and C Darwin Baez (293/343/463) had a single and his fourth homer of the year.

Pirates-2 (31-7) go down 6-2 to visiting Colorado (18-20)

Colorado scored five times in the third to hand the Pirates-2 a rare loss.

Starter Adrian Mendez (5.53 ERA in 27 23 IP) walked five and gave up three hits in only two and two thirds innings. Although the bullpen only allowed one run the rest of the way the bats were only able to out two runs on the board.

3B Alex Mojica (370/484/650) was 3-for-4 while LF Randy Romero (385/426/578) and SS Dariel Lopez (357/402/527) were each 2-for-4.

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Disabled List

Triple-A Indianapolis

2019-07-12 LHP Blake Weiman

2019-07-11 OF Eric Wood, left foot contusion

2019-04-28 RHP J.T. Brubaker, right forearm strain

Double-A Altoona

2019-07-05 RF Bralin Jackson, left ankle sprain.

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

2019-07-13 2B Raul Siri

2019-07-07 LHP Braeden Ogle

2019-07-06 RHP Logan Stoelke

2019-06-30 2B Chase Lambert, right big toe sprain.

2019-06-28 LF Daniel Amaral

2019-05-17 LHP Oddy Nunez, back strain

2019-05-04 RHP Drew Fischer, right elbow strain

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

Rookie

2019-06-24 RHP Andres Arrieta (60 day)