There were only three hits total in the game, with the Indians collecting two and the Mets just one. It was the second straight game that James Marvel (12-5, 2.92) had gone six innings, allowing no runs on just one hit, and the third time in four starts since being promoted to Triple-A that he had held his opponents scoreless. On this night he took a no-hitter into the sixth, and finished with four walks and seven strikeouts.
The Indians scored the only run of the game in the top of the seventh when 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (253/332/410) led off with a double to center field, stole third, and with two outs scored on a balk.
Trailing 7-1 the Curve rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth, keyed by RF Bligh Madris’ (266/336/398) two-run triple, but fell three runs short.
Domingo Robles (7-9, 3.76) allowed three runs in seven innings, by way of a solo homer in the second and a two-run shot in the sixth. He gave up five hits in total, with three walks and four strikeouts. Reliever Beau Sulser (2.57 ERA in 63 IP) put the game out of reach, allowing four runs in the eighth, including a three-run homer.
Brad Case (10-4, 3.00) tossed six scoreless innings, allowing seven hits and two walks while striking out just one, bouncing back from consecutive five-run outings.
Osvaldo Bido (11-5, 3.55) turned in a good start, allowing only two runs in six innings on five hits and two walks, and the bullpen followed with three innings of just one hit and no walks.
DH Justin Harrer (243/329/419) slammed a two-run homer in the second, his fifth of the year, and with the score tied 2-2 in the eighth Harrer led off with a line double to left and scored on a single by CF Fabricio Macias (290/341/420), who went 2-for-4.
Short Season A
19 year old right-hander Noe Toribio (2.40 ERA in 30 IP) surrendered only one hit and one walk in five scoreless innings, fanning three. It was his second straight scoreless start of five innings.
The Black Bears struck out thirteen times between collecting fifteen hits and three walks. RF Brendt Citta (289/385/489) was 3-for-3 with a walk, triple and his first homerun, driving in three. C Kyle Wilkie (244/330/295) was 4-for-4, CF Blake Sabol (289/381/443) 3-for-5 and 3B Jared Triolo (238/308/419) 3-for-5, with three runs scored and two driven in.
20 year old right-hander Dante Mendoza (6.53 ERA in 20 2⁄3 IP) lasted just two thirds of an inning, surrendering seven runs. He only allowed one hit, but walked four and hit two of the nine batters he faced, throwing only 11 of 35 pitches for strikes. Over his previous two starts he’d allowed one run over eight innings total.
The Pirates had only four hits and a walk.
Bristol opened the scoring in game two with a three-run homer by 2B Aaron Shackelford (286/348/486) in the first but they managed only one more run the rest of the way.
Starter Adrian Florencio (4.94 ERA in 27 1⁄3 IP) bounced back from a six-run outing seven days ago to throw four and a third scoreless innings on four hits and three walks, striking out five. It was the third time in his last four starts that he’d allowed one run or fewer.
19 year old right-hander Arlinthon de Dios (2.82 ERA in 22 1⁄3 IP) tossed five scoreless innings, giving up three hits and three walks while fanning four. He’s allowed one run or fewer in three of his last four starts.
RF Deion Walker, a late signing 35th Round pick from Marietta, Georgia who had committed to Chattahoochee Valley Community College, played his first pro game and had a triple and two hit by pitch.
Starter Joelvis del Rosario (5.01 ERA in 32 1⁄3 IP) lasted just two and two thirds innings, allowing a pair of runs on three hits and two walks. Reliever Antonio Gonzalez (2.93 ERA in 27 2⁄3 IP) took the loss, giving up three runs in two innings on five hits and two walks.
SS Miguel Tejeda (277/331/362) had a pair of hits.
17 year old right-hander Miguel Toribio (1.26 ERA in 35 2⁄3 IP) ran his record to 6-1, allowing just one run in five innings on four hits and a walk.
The Pirates scored both their runs on in the fourth. With one out DH Alex Mojica (358/480/600) walked and RF Rodolfo Nolasco (262/333/408) singled to right and both moved up on a ground out. LF Bryan Mateo (298/343/362) beat out an infield single to third, scoring Mojica, and Nolasco came around with the deciding run on the third baseman’s throwing error.
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 (rehabbing with the GCL Pirates)
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)