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Oneil Cruz


All of these were moves of organizational players to fill holes in rosters.

3B Darnell Sweeney (231/286/392) was promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis.

2B Mitchell Tolman (254/340/344) was promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis.

SS Adrian Valerio (219/261/281) was promoted from Bradenton to Altoona.




Indianapolis (60-62) falls 8-4 to visiting Lehigh Valley (58-63)

Lehigh Valley broke a 4-4 tie with four runs in the eighth off reliever Dovydas Neverauskas (4.17 ERA, 61 K’s in 45 1/3 IP).

After starter Dario Agrazal (5-5, 4.45 ERA in 89 IP) gave up a couple first innings runs on a pair of singles and a double, the Indians fought in the bottom of the inning, tying the game on 1B Will Craig’s (251/323/443) two-run double to center then going ahead 4-2 when LF Trayvon Robinson doubled (314/398/495), RF Eric Wood (242/329/440) singled and 2B Darnell Sweeney (231/286/392) grounded out.

Agrazal saw Lehigh Valley tie the game with a pair of runs in the third on a single, double, single and sacrifice fly.

The game hit extra innings in the eighth and Neverauskas was greeted by a pair of singles and a walk to the first three batters he faced, and would give up two more singles before the 32 pitch inning was over.

Agrazal fanned seven with just one walk in his five innings, but allowed four runs on seven hits.

Besides his double, Craig walked twice. Wood was the only Indian with two hits. And Jake Elmore doubled.

Indianapolis (60-63) loses again, 7-2, where Lehigh Valley (59-63) was the home team in a game at Victory Field, as a makeup of a May 12 postponement in Allentown

Spot starter Cody Ponce (4.10 ERA, 55 K’s in 48 13 IP) let in a pair of second inning then served up three consecutive solo homers in a four run third as Lehigh Valley got to bat last in a game played at Indianapolis.

In four innings Ponce struck out five without a walk, but let in six runs, four earned, on seven hits, including those three long balls, even though he’s only given five all season. Rookie Davis (4.80 ERA in 45 IP) followed and gave up three hits in two innings, the only run another solo homer.

The Indians walked five times but got only six hits, no one with multiple hits.


Altoona (60-63) loses 6-2 to visiting Bowie (68-55)

A game after throwing seven shutout innings, Domingo Robles (7-11, 3.88 ERA in 144 IP) got knocked around for eleven hits and four runs in six innings. He walked one and struck out four. Rehabbing veteran Tom Koehler came on but served up a two-run homer, getting only one out.

SS Oneil Cruz (311/357/500) had an RBI double and a pair of walks, while CF Jared Oliva (283/357/414), RF Bligh Madris (268/335/398) and 1B Jerrick Suiter (237/285/307) each had two hits.


Bradenton (66-57) goes down 4-2 at Lakeland (56-64)

Lakeland broke a 1-1 tie with three runs two singles, two doubles and a hit by pitch in the bottom of the sixth off Marauders starter Conner Loeprich (4.36 ERA, 84 K’s in 84 23 IP), who through five had allowed just that one run on five hits.

For the game Loeprich fanned three with a walk in six innings, seeing four runs score on nine hits.

RF Cal Mitchell (249/300/407) had two hits and an RBI for Bradenton.


Greensboro (72-50) walks off 4-3 win over visiting Augusta (66-56)

PR Ji-hwan Bae raced home in the bottom of the ninth, beating Augusta’s five man infield. C Grant Koch (205/272/290) led off the inning with a walk. Bae replaced him and went to second on a passed ball and third on a walk. After holding while Kyle Mottice (371/497/434) grounded out to short, with one out Bae beat the throw home from the center fielder, who fielded SS Connor Kaiser’s (202/332/329) grounder near second.

Steven Jennings (5-11, 5.01 ERA in 115 IP) pitched well, with all the runs against him being unearned, coming on a three-run homer following a walk and an error in the third. He allowed just two hits and two walks in five innings, striking out five.

Cristofer Melendez followed with three no-hit, no-run innings, walking one and striking out four.

Mottice scored three times on a single, walk and hit by pitch.

Short Season A

West Virginia (33-26) victorious 9-3 at Batavia (34-26)

Starter Austin Roberts (3.41 ERA, 30 K’s in 29 IP) allowed just two baserunners in five innings, a double and a solo homer, as struck out seven without a walk. Bear Bellomy (1.95 ERA, 33 K’s in 32 13 IP) followed in relief, earning a save as he allowed two runs in four innings.

The Black Bears banged out fifteen hits while drawing seven walks, scoring four in the fourth and three in the eighth. C Kyle Wilkie (244/329/281) collected four singles while LF Fernando Villegas (291/362/427) drove in five with a pair of doubles. DH Matt Fraizer (229/303/286) and CF Brett Kinneman (172/286/293) also had two hits apiece.

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (27-28) rolls to 8-3 win at Princeton (26-29)

Starter Tahnaj Thomas (3.62 ERA, 51 K’s in 37 13 IP) struggled with control, walking four while fanning five in three innings, but allowed only one run on two hits. After walking just one while whiffing 33 over a stretch of five starts, Thomas has now walked seven, with eighteen strikeouts, in his last three starts, covering thirteen innings.

Ryan Troutman (5.21 ERA, 20 K’s in 19 IP) struck out five in two scoreless innings of relief.

1B Chase Murray (243/292/324) hit a solo homer in the first, his second of the year, and the Pirates piled on four more runs in the second, highlighted by 2B Josh Bissonette’s (265/347/361) two-run double.


GCL Pirates at Orioles was postponed

Dominican Rookie

Pirates-1 (29-36) lose 3-2 to visiting Cubs-1 (31-34)

The Cubs scored an unearned run in the top of the ninth for the game-winner off reliever Yeison Santos (3.24 ERA, 43 K’s in 41 23 IP), who fanned four in four innings, giving up just one hit and one walk.

Starter Braham Rosario (2.83 ERA, 55 K’s in 54 IP) pitched well, allowing two runs, one earned in five innings on seven hits and no walks, striking out two.

CF Sergio Campana (26/357/357) was 3-for-4 while 2B Juan Jerez (281/332/467) was 2-for-4.

Pirates-2 (51-14) defeated 8-4 at Giants (28-37)
Starter Carlos Jimenez (2.83 ERA, 43 K’s in 35 IP) gave up a two-run homer in the first but no other runs in his three innings, giving up three hits and a walk while fanning three. The bullpen then combined to walk seven as six more runs crossed the plate.

SS Deivis Nadal (289/396/400), CF Jauri Custodio (340/376/474), RF Rodolfo Nolasco (275/353/445), C Jommer Hernandez (305/395/397) and LF Mario Jerez (286/387/364) all had two hits each.


Disabled List

Triple-A Indianapolis

2019-08-15 2B Kevin Kramer

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 West Virginia)

Double-A Altoona

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

High-A Bradenton

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

Low-A Greensboro

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 LHP Roger Santana


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

Dominican Rookie

2019-08-13 RHP Oscar Echerry (60 day)

2019-07-25 LF Stilwatt Valerio (60 day)