Even when there’s no clear cut player of the day, we can always post a gif of an Oneil Cruz RBI hit.
Brandon Waddell’s (5-7, 6.52 ERA in 87 IP) streak of quality starts ended at one as he allowed seven runs over the first two innings on six hits and three walks.
Dovydas Neverauskas (3.91 ERA, 65 K’s in 48 1⁄3 IP) followed and struck out four in three perfect innings, but Rookie Davis (5.48 ERA in 46 IP) served up for runs on four hits and a walk in just the sixth inning.
3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (244/319/402) slugged a solo homer in the first, his tenth of the year and second in two days.
Ke’Bryan goes ke’boom— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 19, 2019
Hayes has now gone deep two games in a row after smashing a leadoff homer in his first AB tonight for @indyindians. He’s reached double-digit homers for the first time in his career.
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CF Jason Martin (266/312/430) was 2-for-4 and rehabbing C Francisco Cervelli was 1-for-2 with a walk.
25 year old left-hander Cam Vieaux (3.65 ERA in 125 2⁄3 IP) fired his third start scoreless outing, allowing four hits and two walks in seven innings as he struck out six. Vieaux now has a streak of eighteen consecutive scoreless innings.
SS Oneil Cruz (307/357/493) had a RBI single as the Curve scored all three of their runs in the first inning on four of their six hits in the game.
3B Brett Pope (254/323/329) was 2-for-4.
Bradenton was not scheduled.
Greensboro was not scheduled.
Short Season A
The Black Bears battled back from a 7-0 deficit in the sixth to eventually ti the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth, but lost in the tenth when reliever Alec Rennard gave up an RBI double.
C Kyle Wilkie (283/358/331) singled home a run in the ninth, his third hit of the game and twelfth in three games. After LF Matt Gorski (228/294/359) doubled, an intentional walk loaded the bases but Williamsport failed to convert the game ending double play as the tying run crossed the plate.
Starter J.C. Flowers (5.31 ERA in 20 1⁄3 IP) was hit hard, giving up a two-run homer in the first and another three runs before he was lifted after just three and a third innings, allowing eight hits but no walks, striking out two.
Xavier Concepcion (3.16 ERA, 28 K’s in 25 2⁄3 IP) pitched the eighth and the ninth, walking three but fanning five.
Wilkie, Gorski and 3B Jared Triolo (270/340/434) had three hits each.
Handed a 3-0 lead in the fifth, Yoelvis Reyes (5.19 ERA in 43 1⁄3 IP) was credited with a victory as “the most effective reliever” despite giving up five runs to Bluefield in the bottom of the eighth, allowing four hits and a walk in three and a third innings.
Starter Adrian Florencio (4.26 ERA in 44 1⁄3 IP) didn’t allow a run in four innings, giving up two hits and three walks while fanning two.
The Pirates scored all their runs in two innings, three times in the third on doubles by 1B Matt Morrow (311/381/387) and CF Chase Murray (250/296/336) and three more times in the sixth, two on a double by 2B Josh Bissonette (265/345/368).
Domingo Gonzalez (6-3, 1.70 ERA, 70 K’s in 58 1⁄3 IP) spun a gem, fanning ten in six innings as he allowed one unearned run on just two hits and a walk - but it was enough to tag him with the loss as the Pirates only mustered three hits in his support.
CF Jasiah Dixon (341/442/432) had two of the team’s three hits.
The Twins exploded for six runs in the third, four charged to starter Mario Garcia (3.69 ERA, 50 K’s in 46 1⁄3 IP) in two plus innings on three hits and a walk.
Listher Sosa (2.72 ERA in 53 IP) went six scoreless innings, fanning eight without a walk while allowing just three hits. Luis Peralta (2.01 ERA in 40 1⁄3 IP) struck out four over the final three innings for the save.
The Pirates survived a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth to take home the 6-3 victory.
Starter Jorge Ramos (3.35 ERA in 48 1⁄3 IP) worked five scoreless innings, striking out four with one walk and five hits allowed.
2019-08-15 2B Kevin Kramer, left knee contusion
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 (shut back down Aug 18)
2019-08-17 RHP Cody Bolton
2019-08-01 RHP Austin Coley, sprained left ankle
2019-04-26 2B Stephen Alemais, right shoulder strain
2019-04-04 RHP Gage Hinsz, right forearm strain
2019-07-23 RHP Nick Mears
2019-07-07 LHP Braeden Ogle
2019-07-06 RHP Logan Stoelke
2019-05-17 LHP Oddy Nunez, back strain
2019-05-04 RHP Drew Fischer, right elbow strain
2019-08-16 RHP Colin Selby
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
2019-08-19 RHP Emmanuel de los Santos (60 day)
2019-06-24 RHP Andres Arrieta (60 day)
2019-08-13 RHP Oscar Echerry (60 day)
2019-07-25 LF Stilwatt Valerio (60 day)