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All Hands on Deck: Aaron Shortridge with another quality start for Bradenton

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Altoona released RHP Austin Coley (3.62 ERA in 27 13 IP) He was in his sixth year in the organization, having been selected from Belmont University on the 8th Round of the 2014 draft. He went 16-6 with a 3.66 ERA in his first full season at Charleston, making his way up the ladder one level a year, with near 140 innings each season, and posting a 3.01 ERA in 2017 at Altoona. Promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis in 2018, he pitched poorly and hit the disabled list in early June. Coley returned to action on May 27 of this year and was eased back in, with 27 innings in 18 appearances before going down with a sprained ankle on August 1.

Indianapolis placed LHP Sean Keselica (3.69 ERA in 61 IP) on the 7-day Injured List.

Games

Triple-A

Toledo at Indianapolis was postponed by rain.

Double-A

Altoona (63-64) edged 5-4 by visiting Hartford (66-59)

Hartford scored twice in the top of the ninth off Blake Cederlind (1.69 ERA in 53 13 IP), who walked three in the inning.

Down 3-0 in the seventh, the Curve scored on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of that inning and then three times in the eighth, capped by Logan Hill’s (250/327/434) two-run homer, his 13th of the year, to take a 4-3 lead.

Making just his fourth start, Beau Sulser (8-1, 2.48 ERA in 87 IP) allowed two runs, one earned, in six innings, on seven hits and no walks. He struck out three.

CF Jared Oliva (285/356/419) and SS Adrian Valerio (222/266/283) each had two hits.

High-A

Bradenton (68-58) wins 5-1 at Palm Beach (54-68)

Aaron Shortridge (9-4, 3.10 ERA in 130 23 IP) tossed his ninth straight quality start, allowing just one run in six innings on six hits as he fanned six and walked one. Shortridge has allowed only two runs in his last four starts, covering 25 23 innings. The 6-foot-3, 196 pound right-hander was a 4th Round pick in 2018 from Cal Berkeley.

DH Daniel Amaral (283/356/363) had three hits and a walk. RF Cal Mitchell (251/300/405), SS Rodolfo Castro (238/292/461) and LF Lucas Tancas (277/336/412) had two hits apiece.

Low-A

Greensboro (73-52) falls short, 6-5 at Delmarva (84-41)

Delmarva scored in the bottom of the eighth on a single, stolen base, throwing error and wild pitch to tag Cristofer Melendez with the loss despite his fanning four in two innings, with one walk and one hit.

Starter Noe Toribio struck out seven in four and a third, but was roughed up for four runs on eight hits and four walks.

Short Season A

West Virginia was not scheduled.

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (30-29) rolls 10-0 at Bluefield (28-31)

19 year old right-hander Santiago Florez (3.47 ERA in 36 13 IP) struck out seven without a walk in six scoreless innings, allowing four hits. Luis Arrieta (5.91 ERA, 18 BB in 21 13 IP) went the final three innings for the save, allowing one hit and one walk while fanning three.

3B Aaron Shackelford (275/340/511) drove in a pair of runs with a double and a triple in five at bats. LF Jake Snider (328/431/361) had three hits and two RBI and 2B Josh Bissonette (269/346/375) had a single and a double.

Rookie

GCL Pirates (15-30) 10-2 victors at Twins (28-17)

The Pirates collected thirteen hits as they scored in six different innings. C Dylan Shockley (194/275/224) and 1B Carlos Canache (240/356/347) each had three hits, and LF Jasiah Dixon (354/456/458 in 15 games) added a single, double and a walk.

Starter Quinn Priester (3.03 ERA, 37 K’s in 32 23 IP) gave up one earned run in four and two thirds innings, allowing four hits and a walk while fanning three.

Reliever Orsen Josephina (4.22 ERA, 14 K’s in 10 23 IP) struck out four in two innings, allowing just a hit.

Dominican Rookie

Pirates-1 (32-36) win 9-3 at Red Sox-2 (30-38)

19 year old right-hander Valentin Linarez (2.28 ERA in 55 13 IP) tossed his second straight scoreless outing, striking out seven and allowing just two hits and a walk in five innings. It was the third time in four starts, and seventh in nine, that he did not allow a run.

SS Juan Jerez (270/325/459) hit his sixth homer of the year, a two-run shot in the fifth.

CF Sergio Campana (279/363/376), LF Fleury Nova (328/381/383) and 3B Francisco Quintero (286/368/388) each had two hits.

Pirates-2 (53-15) win big, 12-3 over visiting Colorado (27-41)

CF Randy Romero (386/427/510) had four of the Pirates’ twenty hits as Sergio Umana (9-1, 2.39 ERA in 64 IP) won his ninth game.

Umana struck out four without a walk in five innings, allowing three hits, the only runs coming on a two-run homer in the third. Emmanuel Mejia (0.46 ERA, 35 K’s in 19 23 IP) finished the game with four strikeouts in two innings, allowing just one hit.

Romero ranks second in the DSL with his .386 batting average after rapping three singles and a double. He was caught stealing for the first time in 35 attempts.

1B Juan Mena (296/380/383) drove in three with three hits, and 2B Carlos Arroyo (301/349/405) and LF Bryan Mateo (287/358/388) also had three hits each.

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Disabled List

Triple-A Indianapolis

2019-08-20 LHP Sean Keselica

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

Double-A Altoona

2019-04-04 RHP Tom Koehler (shut back down Aug 18)

2019-08-17 RHP Cody Bolton

2019-08-08 3B Robbie Glendinning, sprained ankle

2019-04-26 2B Stephen Alemais, right shoulder strain

2019-04-04 RHP Gage Hinsz, right forearm strain

High-A Bradenton

2019-08-12 RHP Osvaldo Bido

2019-07-27 RHP Max Kranick

2019-07-06 RHP Logan Stoelke

2019-05-17 LHP Oddy Nunez, back strain

2019-05-04 RHP Drew Fischer, right elbow strain

Low-A Greensboro

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

Advanced Rookie

2019-06-17 LHP Roger Santana

Rookie

2019-08-19 RHP Emmanuel de los Santos (60 day)

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)