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All Hands on Deck: Marvel and Bolton each allow just one hit

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A day of tight games, great starting pitching...and often both.

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RHP Mike LoPresti (1.23 ERA in 14 23 IP)was promoted from West Virginia to Greensboro.

Infielder Francisco Quintero of Panama, who signed on July 1, was assigned to the DSL Pirates-1

LF Stiwatt Valerio was transferred from the DSL Pirates-1 to Pirates-2, while CF Jose Berroa went to other direction, to the Pirates-1.

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Games

Triple-A

Indianapolis (48-48) with 9-1 shutdown of visiting Syracuse (48-49)

After being battered by the Syracuse bats in two of the first three games of the series, James Marvel (11-5, 3.07) shut them down, facing just three batters over the minimum in six innings. He allowed one hit, a double, one walk and one hit by pitch while striking out nine.

Keone Kela bounced back with a dominant inning in his third rehab appearance, striking out all three batters he faced on eleven pitches.

Jake Brentz (4.74 ERA in 38 IP) walked four of the six batter he faced, but Geoff Hartlieb (2.67 ERA in 30 13 IP) finished up, whiffing three of six. In all, Indians pitchers fanned twelve.

SS Jake Elmore (353/406/500) had three hits for the second straight night, of Indy’s total of fourteen.

Double-A

Altoona (50-43) drops tight 1-0 score at Bowie (51-44)

Cody Bolton (6-4, 2.52) also had an excellent night, getting on track for the first time in four starts at Double-A. He only allowed two base runners in six scoreless innings, although he struck out just one.

CF Jared Oliva (281/371/434) was 2-for-4 and stole his 27th base.

High-A

Clearwater at Bradenton was postponed.

Low-A

Greensboro (59-37) edged 2-1 at Augusta (51-45)

Steven Jennings (5-8, 5.10) allowed two hits and two walks, leading to two runs in four innings. He struck out four, but came out on the losing end as the Grasshoppers manged only three hits.

Greensboro rallied for a run in the ninth. 3B Zach Kone (190/279/268) led off with a triple and after the next two batters truck out DH Fabricio Macias (296/348/433) drove him home to cut the deficit to 2-1, but Macias was left stranded.

Short Season A

West Virginia (17-15) rolls 6-1 over visiting State College (16-17)

19 year old Noe Toribio (2.88 ERA in 25 IP) had a good start, allowing just an unearned run on four hits and two walks in five innings as he whiffed seven. Reliever Xavier Concepcion (3.38 ERA in 13 13 IP) struck out five over the last two innings.

SS Ethan Paul (192/364/346) slammed his first pro home run, a three-run shot in a five-run third inning.

CF Matt Fraizer (286/340/357) and 1B Brendt Citta (278/380/443) each had three hits.

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (13-16) victorious 4-3 at Johnson City (15-13)

The Pirates scored single runs in four different innings, with all four runs scored as unearned. Overall they managed only five hits and a walk, striking out ten times, but it was enough.

Starter Santiago Florez (3.10 ERA in 20 13 IP) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in four innings. Johnson City didn’t have any more hits until the night when they collected two doubles off Oliver Garcia (2.57 ERA in 14 IP) to pull within one run, but he struck out the other three batters in the inning to nail down the save.

Rookie

The GCL Pirates were not scheduled

Dominican Rookie

Pirates-1 (20-20) falls a run short in 11-10 slugfest to visiting Red Sox-2 (16-24)

The good pitching failed to hold up in the Dominican.

Starter Andy Maldonado (10.53 ERA in 19 23 IP) was tagged for five runs in two innings on two hits and three walks, and Pirates pitchers would walk ten in the game.

Down 8-2 in the fifth, the Pirates battled back to tie the game with a six-spot in the bottom of that inning, highlighted by DH Orlando Chivilli’s (280/419/493) three-run homer.

Down three in the ninth, they scored a pair without the aid of a hit but fell one run short.

Chivilli, SS Luis Tejeda (282/343/363) and RF Luis Tello (268/333/309) each had two hits.

Pirates-2 (32-8) beaten 4-3 at Mariners (17-23)

The Pirates-2 lost for the second time this week as starter Miguel Toribio (1.17 ERA in 30 23 IP) surrendered all four Mariners’ runs in three innings, on four hits and two walks. Three relievers combined for five hitless innings, although they walked six.

The Pirates loaded the bases with nobody out in the ninth, but could only score once, on a sacrifice fly by Randy Romero (389/425/575)

CF Jauri Custodio (328/375/455) was 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

2019-07-13 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)