Cal Mitchell had three hits and seven RBI in a 13-2 Bradenton win.
Mitch Keller (7-4, 3.10) pitched a gem, allowing one run in six innings on four hits and no walks while striking out five. The only run scored in the first on a lead off single, solten base, wild pitch and ground out.
Sean Brady (4-8, 4.78) had his streak of seven quality starts snapped when he was rocked for six runs in five innings on ten hits and two hits as he failed to strike out any batters.
The Curve were down 6-0 in when they scored three times the sixth to start their comeback. A three-run homer by RF Bligh Madris (266/329/396) in the seventh tied the score.
LF Chris Sharpe’s (263/356/438) two-run homer in the ninth, his 11th, provided the winning margin.
Sharpe was 2-for-5 with three RBI and DH Jared Oliva (285/370/434) extended his hitting streak to nine games with a 2-for-5 day.
RF Cal Mitchell (264/311/443) extended his hitting streak to nine games with a single, double and his 13th home run, his second grand slam in four days, as he drove in seven runs.
The Marauders collected sixteen hits, as both CF Travis Swaggerty (252/337/367) and SS Oneil Cruz (333/371/504) were 3-for-6 with a double, and 1B Mason Martin (256/363/554) had a single, double and walk.
Starter Max Kranick (6-7, 3.89) got the win as he scattered ten hits and a walk, allowing only two runs in six innings.
The Grasshoppers’ four-run fourth inning built a 6-0 lead.
Starter Luis Nova (5.09 ERA in 46 IP) went only three innings despite not allowing any runs on three hits and no walks. Cody Smith (4.42 ERA in 18 1⁄3 IP) followed and got the win with four one-hit innings of relief, but that one was a two-run homer. Smith walked two and struck out five.
Short Season A
Starter Jesus Valles (4.96 ERA in 32 2⁄3 IP) put the Black Bears in a 3-0 hole as he allowed six hits and two walks in five innings.
In the ninth, DH Brett Kinneman (169/281/298) walked and was on third base with one out when 1B Will Matthiessen tapped to short and Kinneman beat the throw home to tie the score. After Triolo walked, Gorski doubled to drive in a pair and put West Virginia ahead.
Starter Jose Maldonado (6.23 ERA in 21 2⁄3 IP) was knocked around for six runs on four hits and three walks in just two and a third innings. The bullpen threw six and two thirds shutout innings with ten strikeouts but the offense couldn’t complete the come back.
They’d closed the deficit to 6-5 after five, but Kingsport scored again in the ninth. Bristol scored on a single, walk and two wild pitches in the bottom of the ninth but left the tying run at second.
No games scheduled.
No games scheduled.
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)