SS Victor Ngoepe was promoted from West Virginia to Greensboro
Starter Cam Vieaux (5-4, 4.01) allowed just two solo homers over six innings, allowing five hits and no walks while striking out seven. Sean Keselica (2.82 ERA in 51 IP) followed with a three inning save where he struck out four.
The Indians scored early and often, all their runs coming off Bulls’ starter Arturo Reyes (10-6, 4.33) in the first five innings.
DH Erik Gonzalez (227/261/364) is starting to hit like he wants to come back to Pittsburgh, going 2-for-5 with a triple and three RBI.
Altoona did not score off Bowie starter Alex Wells (8-1, 1.83), instead beating up on the bullpen.
Down 5-0, the Curve rallied for four in the seventh and two more in the eighth to take the lead, but the Baysox tied it back up with a run in the bottom of the eighth and then walked it off in the tenth.
After a game-tying single by Jason Delay, Bralin Jackson sneaks home to give us a 6-5 lead in the eighth pic.twitter.com/GdxxCwHnVa— Altoona Curve (@AltoonaCurve) July 21, 2019
Beau Sulser (2.02 ERA in 62 1⁄3 IP) made a spot start for Altoona which did not go well, as he allowed four runs in four innings on six hits and no walks, striking out just one.
Starter Gavin Wallace (2-5, 4.30) was pummeled for eight runs, one unearned, on eight hits and three walks in five and two thirds innings, including a three-run homer in the second.
Starter Alex Manasa (8-3, 3.63) got knocked around for the second straight start, giving up four runs in three innings on eight hits and a walk, five days after surrendering five runs in five innings.
Short Season A
19th round pick Will Kobos (6.05 ERA in 19 1⁄3 IP) had his second straight good start after a rough beginning to his pro career, tossing five scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and a walk while fanning four. Winston Nicacio (2.96 ERA in 24 1⁄3 IP) followed with three perfect innings, striking out four.
Ahead 3-0, the Black Bears broke it open with five in the eighth, giving them the cushion to withstand a three-run Auburn rally in the bottom of the ninth.
20 year old right-hander Luis Ortiz (3.52 ERA in 23 IP) went six innings, allowing just one run, a solo homer, on three hits and no walks as he struck out five. He threw 44 of only 62 pitches for strikes (71%). Yoelvis Reyes (6.46 ERA in 23 2⁄3 IP) followed with three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and one walk while fanning three.
20 year old Mario Garcia (2.86 ERA in 34 2⁄3 IP), making his first GCL start since being promoted from the DSL Pirates-1, allowed one run in four and two third while allowing two hits and three walks. He struck out two.
Starter Raydel Velette (4.58 ERA in 19 2⁄3 IP), who has struggled with control, tossed five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walks.
The offense only managed five hits, but 1B Shendrik Apostel (253/423/456) had two of the hits along with two walks.
Starter Felipe Mezquita (3.98 ERA in 31 2⁄3 IP) was knocked around for three runs in three and a third innings on four hits and four walks, but the bullpen slammed the door, allowing only two singles the rest of the way.
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
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
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
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
2019-06-17 RHP Lizardy Dicent
2019-06-17 LHP Roger Santana
2019-06-24 RHP Andres Arrieta (60 day)