C Francisco Cervelli will start a rehabilitation assignment at Altoona on Sunday.
Greensboro sent SS Mariano Dotel on a rehab assignment to the GCL Pirates. He’s been out since July 4.
Alex McRae (7-6, 4.81) held the Bulls to just one run over six innings as he scattered seven hits and three walks while striking out three three.
Dovydas Neverauskas (3.83 ERA, 57 K’s in 42 1⁄3 IP) fanned four over the final two innings for his eighth save.
SS Jake Elmore (347/411/484) rapped a pair of doubles. giving him 27 in 86 games and keeping hold on the International League’s highest batting average, while Martin and RF Will Craig each had two singles.
Staked to a 5-1 lead after two innings, Cody Ponce and Nick Economos let it slip away, the game ending on a ground out by Jared Oliva with the tying runs on base.
1B Logan Hill (239/322/398) singled in two and LF Chris Sharpe (259/343/428) hit a sacrifice fly in the first, then C Arden Pabst (209/248/344) homered, followed by a 3B Darnell Sweeney (241/292/402) double and CF Jared Oliva (286/361/423) single in the second to give the Curve that early lead.
Ponce (3.65 ERA, 50 K’s in 44 1⁄3 IP) opened and went three innings, giving up two runs on two hits, including a solo homer. Economos (8-8, 3.15) followed and was roughed up for six runs on seven hits and a walk in three and a third, including a solo homer by SS Nick Maton (278/358/389), his sixth, and a two-run shot by 3B Alec Bohm (308/376/532), his 19th. After posting a 2.17 ERA in sixteen starts for Greensboro and Bradenton, Economos has allowed 17 runs in 17 1⁄3 innings for Altoona.
Altoona was blanked on four hits from the third to the eighth until their rally in the ninth.
Oliva had three hits while Sweeney and 2B Mitchell Tolman (258/342/351) had two apiece.
Dunedin at Bradenton was postponed.
A pair of Greensboro pitchers combined to allow Asheville just one hit and one walk, while the Grasshoppers pounded out fourteen hits.
Noe Toribio (2.68 ERA in 47 IP) tossed six hitless innings, facing only one batter over the minimum as he walked one and struck out six in his his third start since being promoted from Morgantown.
Reliever Winston Nicacio (2.06 ERA in 39 1⁄3 IP) gave up a line drive single to left with one out in the eighth, but that was the only hit he allowed over his three innings, facing the minimum as he struck out two without walking a batter.
RF Jonah Davis (233/322/458) led off the bottom of the first with his 14th homerun and he later added two singles. Since June 30 he has a .319 batting average in 36 games.
C Zac Susi (203/302/328) had a three-run homer in the second, his third, and added an RBI single, giving him four runs driven in.
1B Luke Mangieri (286/356/474) had three hits, including a two-run homer in the fifth, his fourth of the year.
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Starter Bear Bellomy (1.59 ERA in 28 1⁄3 IP) allowed just one run in four innings on five hits and two walks, striking out three, but Austin Roberts (3.75 ERA in 24 IP) gave up a three-spot in the top of the eighth to put the game out of reach. He gave up two hits and three walks in three innings.
2B Cory Wood (237/307/345) had two of the Black Bears’ six hits, a double and a triple.
The Pirates hottest hitters stayed hot, banging out sixteen hits, while starter Jose Maldonado (5.19 ERA in 34 2⁄3 IP) didn’t give a hit over four scoreless innings, although he walked five while striking out three.
A day after collecting two hits and three runs batted in, CF Daniel Rivero (250/325/296) slugged a three-run homer in a seven-run third inning and added a pair of singles to give him four RBI for the game.
DH Jesus Valdez 9311/404/419), who’s had 21 hits in his last 45 at bats, had two singles, a double, and four runs driven in.
The Pirates came back fro, a 2-0 deficit in the six to build a 5-2 lead, but the Orioles scored three times in the bottom of the ninth on three singles and error and two hit by pitch to claim the victory.
23 year old right-hander Orsen Josephina (5.87 ERA in 7 2⁄3 IP), an undrafted free agent signed this year out of Palm Beach Atlantic, suffered the ninth inning meltdown in his eighth appearance, the last of seven pitchers in a bullpen game.
Estalin Ortiz (9.88 ERA, 15 BB in 13 2⁄3 IP) worked the first two and a third innings, fanning four but giving up a pair of runs on two hits and two walks.
The Pirates scored four in the third inning and eight moe in the sixth to account for all their runs.
Starter Raydel Velette (3.81 ERA, 28 BB in 28 1⁄3 IP) gave up a solo homer in four innings, the only run on four hits and two walks. Carlos Campos (4.35 ERA in 39 1⁄3 IP) was awarded the win despite allowing three runs in three innings, all on a three-run homer in the sixth.
Six different batters had two hits apiece.
Trailing 5-1, the Pirates exploded for six runs in the bottom of the eighth, keyed by a pinch-hit two-run triple by Alex Mojica (376/490/624), as they collected seven of their nine hits in the game.
Starter Felipe Mezquita (3.92 ERA, 39 BB in 41 1⁄3 IP) fanned six in four and two thirds innings, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks.
Reliever Darvin Garcia (2.84 ERA in 6 1⁄3 IP) got the victory, striking out four in two and two thirds.
2019-08-04 LHP Blake Weiman, left shoulder tendonitis.
2019-04-28 RHP J.T. Brubaker, right forearm strain
2019-04-04 RHP Tom Koehler (rehabbing with the GCL Pirates)
2019-08-01 RHP Austin Coley, sprained left ankle
2019-07-29 OF Bralin Jackson
2019-06-12 LHP Elvis Escobar, left shoulder strain (rehabbing with West Virginia)
2019-04-26 2B Stephen Alemais, right shoulder strain
2019-04-04 RHP Gage Hinsz, right forearm strain
2019-07-23 RHP Nick Mears
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.
2019-05-17 LHP Oddy Nunez, back strain
2019-05-04 RHP Drew Fischer, right elbow strain
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 LHP Roger Santana
2019-06-24 RHP Andres Arrieta (60 day)
2019-07-25 LF Stilwatt Valerio (60 day)