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Pirates outfield prospect Jared Oliva
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Altoona activated OF Braelin Jackson from the injured list where he’d been since July 5 with a left ankle sprain. Then they placed 1B Jerrick Suiter on the 7-day injured list with a right groin strain. Suiter was hitting 238/283/312 in 91 games.



Indianapolis (48-49) falls 4-3 in 10 innings to visiting Durham (59-40)

Alex McRae (6-6, 4.96) allowed only three hits in six innings, but two of them let the yard, accounting for all three runs on his ledger as he walked three and struck out four.

2B Erik Gonzalez (205/244/308) had a solo homer in the first

The Indians rallied to tie the scored in the eighth when PH Trayvon Robinson (314/399/484) doubled and 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (252/334/409) singled to drive him in.

Tyler Lyons (2.97 ERA in 36 13 IP) struck out three in the last two innings, but allowed a tenth inning single to drive in the fake runner.

Gonzalez finished with the home run and two walks in two at bats. CF Jason Martin (253/293/437) was 2-for-3 with a walk.


Altoona (50-44) trounced 11-3 at Bowier (52-44)

The Curve led 3-1 until Bowie exploded for seven runs in the fifth against starter Domingo Robles (7-8, 3.75), three of them unearned. In four and two thirds he allowed eight hits, including a second inning solo homer, and did not walk a batter while striking out three.

Reliever Yeudy Garcia (6.00 ERA in 45 IP) was also battered in the six for three more runs on four hits and two walks.

CF Jared Oliva (281/369/435) had a double in four trips and RF Bligh Madris (262/325/386) was 2-for-4 with his six home run.


Bradenton (51-44) edgd 5-4 at Tampa (42-54) in game shortened to 5 innings

The Marauders had nine hits and four walks in five innings but left eight on base, failing to make up for starter Brad Case (9-4, 3.17) getting hit hard. He was knocked or seven hits and two walks in three innings, charged with five runs. After seven straight starts of three runs or fewer, Case has allowed five runs in each of his last two starts.

SS Oneil Cruz (327/368/505) and C Deon Stafford (237/343/399) each had two hits. CF Travis Swaggerty (246/332/352) doubled and LF Lolo Sanchez (263/335/383), batting ninth, was 0-for-3 with three K’s, seeing his BA with Bradenton dropping to .159 in 23 games.


Greensboro was not scheduled.

Short Season A

West Virginia (17-16) drops 6-2 decision to visiting State College (17-17)

The Black Bears led 2-1 in the seventh until reliever Francis del Orbe (4.86 ERA in 16 23 IP) surrendered back to back homers after loading the bases on a single and a pair of walks.

This year’s 5th Round pick Grant Ford (4.26 ERA in 12 23 IP) threw three scoreless innings to start, on two hits and a walk. 4th Round pick J.C. Flowers followed with two more shutout frames.

LF Blake Sabol (268/375/451) provided most of the offense, with two of the team’s four hits, their only walk, and only extra base hit, a triple.

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (14-16) rallies for 7-4 win at Johnson City (15-14)

Tied 3-3, The Pirates plated four runs in the ninth on five hits, capped by a double by RF Fernando Villegas (212/325/303)

Bristol banged out thirteen hits, including five doubles.

Starter Tahnaj Thomas (5.12 ERA in 19 13 IP) struck out five without a walk in three innings, but gave up three runs, including a pair of solo homers in the first. Over his last five starts he has allowed one walk to go with 25 strikeouts in 17 23 IP.

Relievers C.J. Dandenau (1.15 ERA in 15 23 IP) and Matt Eardensohn (0.79 ERA in 11 IP) each had a walk and four strikeouts in three innings.


GCL Pirates (7-13) downed 6-2 at Orioles (14-5)

Starter Bryan Torres (8.71 ERA in 10 13 IP) was hit with four runs in the first on three hits and a walk, capped by a three-run homer.

CF Sammy Siani (269/406/327) was 3-for-3 with a walk.

Dominican Rookie

Pirates-1 (21-20) win 6-4 over visiting Indians (17-22)

Pirates’ pitcher didn’t allow an earned run as they walked one and whiffed ten. Starter Braham Rosario (2.57 ERA in 35 IP) went four innings, giving up five hits and a walk with four strikeouts.

The offense plated five runs in the second and led the rest of the way. CF Sergio Campana (309/377/436) and 1B Shendrik Apostel (234/400/442) each had two hits.

Pirates-2 (33-8) victorious 5-2 at Royals-2 (20-21) in game shortened to 7 innings

Starter Sergio Umana (2.27 ERA in 39 23 IP) won for the sixth time in eight starts, allowing two runs in five inning on six hits and no walks. 2019 signee Wandi Montout relieved and struck out four in two scoreless innings.

3B Alex Mojica (376/489/633) had three of the team’s six hits. Since 2006, only 94 hitters have had 100 or more plate appearance in their age 16 season in the DSL, and so far Mojica’s .483 wOBA is the best, with the Padres’ Eguy Rosario’s .394 in 2016 the next best. Orlando Arcia in 2011 had the fifth best at .376 on a 295/388/467 line.


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

2019-07-19 1B Jerrick Suiter, right groin strain.

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


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