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SS Erick Gonzalez, after being shut down for 6 says, has started another rehab assignment for Triple-A Indianapolis. In nine games in his first stint he went 6-for-32 with no walks and nine strikeouts.

RHP Bear Bellomy, a 28th Round pick out of Wright State who has yet to allow a run in eleven relief innings, walking just one while fanning seventeen, has been promoted from Bristol to West Virginia.

Games

Triple-A

Indianapolis (47-48) was blasted again by Syracuse (48-48), by a score of 15-5

Two nights after knocking five home runs in a 20-1 route of the Indians, Syracuse struck again for their third straight win over Indy with a 15-5 shellacking.

LF Travis Taijeron (243/372/576), who hit two homers on Monday, smashed two more on Wednesday night, giving him 21 for the year.

Starter Eduardo Vera (5-8, 6.64) has now allowed eighteen hits and sixteen runs in five and two thirds innings in his last two starts. Against Syracuse he lasted five innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits and four walks, serving up a solo homer to Taijeron and a three-run shot to Rhymer Liriano (211/317390), whi finished the night 3-for-5 with two homers and six RBI.

Despiting throwing only 33 of 56 pitches for strikes, reliever Yefry Ramirez (4.64 ERA in 42 23 IP) managed to allow only one run in three innings on three hits and two walks - but Dovydas Neverauskas (4.45 ERA in 30 13 IP), perhaps with seeing that many grey beards in the Mets’ line up thought he was back in Pittsburgh, gave up another homer each to Taijeron and Liriano, part of seven runs on seven hits in two innings.

The Indians finished with twelve hits as 2B Jake Elmore (353/406/500) was 3-for-5, 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (253/336/413) 2-for-5 and LF Darnell Sweeney (292/343/477) 2-for-3 with his second homer of the year.

Pablo Reyes did not hit a home run.

Double-A

Altoona (50-42) victorious 6-5 over visiting Trenton (50-42)

Lefty Brandon Waddell (3-3, 5.40) had his first rough start since returning to Altoona, allowing five runs in five innings on eight hits and three walks, although he struck out eight batters.

Down 5-4 in the bottom of the eighth, the Curve rallied for a pair of runs to retake the lead. LF Jared Oliva (274/364/416), who was 2-for-3 with a walk, tripled to right field, his second three-bagger of the game, and came home on RF Logan Hill’s (265/348/449) ground single to left.

One out later SS Robbie Glendinning (324/377/535) singled to right, sending Hill to third, then he scored the go ahead run when Jerrick Suiter bounced into a force.

Glendinning was 3-for-4 and Hill drove in four with his two hits.

High-A

Bradenton (51-43) walks it off 7-3 in 10 over visiting Clearwater (50-45)

Nick Economos (8-5, 2.17) tossed another gem, allowed just one run on two hits and a walk in seven innings, while fanning seven. It was the fifth straight game that he’d gone at least six innings while allowing no more than one run. Economos started the year with a 2.48 ERA in eight games for Greensboro, totaling 32 23 innings, and now has a 2.01 ERA in eleven starts for Bradenton covering 67 innings.

Economos allowed a solo homer in the fourth then LF Lucas Tancas (278/329/419) hit his own solo homer in the sixth to tie the game, his sixth of the year and one of his four hits on the night.

That was the only scoring either team could manage through regulation, but Clearwater plated two in the top of the tenth on a bases loaded walk and a wild pitch.

Down 4-2 in the bottom of the tenth, with one out CF Travis Swaggerty (245/332/349) beat out a single to second base, scoring the fake runner from third. After 1B Mason Martin (255/360/555) walked Tancas singled to tie the score at 2-2. Then with runners on the corners and one out, SS Oneil Cruz (317/360/500) was intentionally walked to load the bases, setting up a force at home, but RF Cal Mitchell (254/302/422) sent the first pitch over the fence in right for a game ending grand slam, his twelfth homer of the year and second in two games.

Low-A

Greensboro (59-36) hammers visiting Hagerstown (40-56) 11-1

One night after drilling four homers off Hagerstown pitching, the Grasshoppers added five more among their fifteen hits.

Starter Osvaldo Bido (11-5, 3.58) allowed just one run on a solo homer through five innings, on a total of four hits and a walk. He struck out four.

RF Jonah Davis (192/291/378), who’d started the year 5-for-65 with 32 strikeouts, hit a solo homer in the second, his eighth of the year and fourth in his last seven games. From May 10 into tonight he’d hit 255/350/471 in 120 PA, and since June 30 was 306/384/597 in 73 PA.

RF Jack Herman (250/339/536) was 2-for-3 with two walks and his ninth homer, CF Fabricio Macias (297/349/435) continued his hot hitting with a single and a homer, his eighth, in his sixth straight multiple hit game. LF Justin Harrer (225/318/362) was 2-for-3 with his third homer and C Zac Susi (209/305/327) hit his second of the year.

Short Season A

West Virginia (16-15) wins 4-1 over visiting State College (16-16)

Starter Michael Burrows (3.38 ERA in 24 IP) allowed only one run in three and two thirds as he scattered seven hits. He struck out one and didn’t walk a batter.

Reliever Cameron Junker (2.31 ERA in 11 13 IP) got the win with two and a third scoreless innings where he struck out six. For the year he has one walk and twenty K’s in eleven innings.

The Black Bears had nine hits, two by CF Brett Kinneman (171/279/305)

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (12-16) falls 7-6 at Johnson City (15-12)

Starter Adrian Florencio (5.87 ERA in 23 IP) got lit up for six runs, including a three-run homer in a five run third. He finished with eight hits and a walk allowed in four and two thirds.

The Pirates collected eleven hits and nine walks and held a 6-5 lead in the fifth, but couldn’t hold the lead.

LF Fernando Villegas (240/355/320) was 3-for-4 with a walk.

Rookie

GCL Pirates (7-12) fall 4-2 to the visiting Red Sox (10-9)

19 year old right-hander Domingo Gonzalez (1.14 ERA in 39 13 IP), recently promoted from the DSL, had his first rough start, giving up three runs in five innings, although he only allowed two hits and two walks and struck out five.

Both hits and both walks, as well as hit batsman, all came bunched in the Red Sox’ second inning.

LF Angel Basabe (196/263/235) had three hits for the Pirates.

Dominican Rookie

Pirates-1 (20-19) bang out 9-2 win at Red Sox-2 (15-24)

18 year old right-hander Joelvis del Rosario (5.16 ERA in 29 23 IP) allowed only one run in four innings on two hits and three walks while fanning seven.

The Pirates had thirteen hits, including three each by CF Sergio Campana (300/373/433), 1B Darwin Baez (305/353/469) and SS Luis Tejeda (275/328/358)

Pirates-2 (32-7) edge out 2-1 win over visiting Mariners (16-23)

Tied 1-1 after three, the Pirates pushed across the lead run in the eighth on RF Rodolfo Nolasco’s (279/344/441) solo homer, his second.

Starter Jorge Ramos (2.92 ERA in 24 23 IP) allowed the one run in five and a third on three hits and two walks. He struck out six.

LF Randy Romero (389/429/575) had two hits and stole his 21st base without being caught.

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

2019-07-13 RHP Wilkin Ramos

2019-07-04 SS Mariano Dotel

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

2019-04-04 RHP Travis McGregor (60 day), recovering from Sept 2018 Tommy John surgery

2019-04-04 RF Conner Uselton

2019-04-04 RHP Wander Romero

Advanced Rookie

2019-06-17 RHP Lizardy Dicent

2019-06-17 LHP Roger Santana

Rookie

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