Cody Ponce (3.77 ERA, 67 K’s in 57 1⁄3 IP) gave up a two-run homer in the first and Toledo tacked on an unearned run in the fourth, which was enough to make him a loser as the Indians could only muster five hits. Ponce allowed four hits and three walks in four innings while striking out four.
21 year old left-hander Domingo Robles (9-11, 3.54 ERA in 160 IP) tossed a five hit shutout, going the distance on only 95 pitches, 73 for strikes. Robles allowed five singles and a walk, striking out five, and throwing just 22 pitches in the first three innings as he faced the minimum nine batters.
Cleveland’s Danny Salazar threw a clean first inning as part of his rehab, having missed nearly two years with a rotator cuff injury. The Curve then jumped on Eli Morgan (3.48 ERA, 141 K’s in 134 2⁄3 IP) for three runs in the third and two more in the sixth.
With the bases loaded in the third, one run scored when RF Bligh Madris (264/330/385) beat out a grounder that was deflected by by pitcher. DH Logan Hill (252/327/434) followed with a grounder smoked up the middle for a two-run single.
Their sixth inning runs came on a two-out, two-run single looped to right by 2B Adrian Valerio (228/271/294).
SS Oneil Cruz (299/347/490) went down swinging at strikes all four times he was up.
Case fanned seven without a walk as he gave up just four hits.
The Marauders collected ten hits and nine walks. LF Lolo Sanchez (259/344/372) had a single and a double, CF Travis Swaggerty (264/345/382) scored twice on a single and two walks, and 1B Mason Martin (252/349/553) had a two-run double, giving him 125 RBI on the year.
Right-hander Will Kobos (3.72 ERA, 52 K’s in 48 1⁄3 IP), the Pirates’ 19th Round pick in 2018 out of George Washington University, fanned ten in five innings, allowing just two hits and four walks, but a single, two walks and a sacrifice fly in the second gave Rome the only run they needed to make Kobos a loser.
After beginning his second season as a Pirate with a 6.05 ERA in five starts for West Virginia, Kobos was promoted to Greensboro and gave up four runs in five innings in his Low-A debut, but in his five starts since Kobos has allowed just three earned runs and eight hits in 24 innings, striking out 31 while walking twelve. In two of those five starts he held his opponent hitless.
Short Season A
Starter J.C. Flowers (5.18 ERA in 24 1⁄3 IP) got behind early, giving up a run in the first and two more in second. In four innings he allowed three hits and a walk while fanning three.
The Black Bears could only scrape together six hits, two by SS Victor Ngoepe (222/271/283), as they went down on strikes twelve times.
The teams traded single runs in the first, after which starter Santiago Florez threw zeroes for the next four innings, but Danville touched him for two more runs in the sixth on a hit by pitch, single, two wild pitches and another single. Florez ended with the three runs in five and a third innings on four hits and two walks, striking out six.
The Pirates got walked off for the third straight time, going back to the double header loss to the Orioles on Saturday. Three runs in the fifth and again in the sixth had given the Pirates a 6-2 lead, but the Braves beat up on the Pirates’ bullpen for a run in the eighth, three in the ninth to tie, and one more in the tenth for the win.
The Pirates’ Estalin Ortiz (5.93 ERA in 27 1⁄3 IP) had chipped in three and two thirds scoreless innings at the start, giving up three hits and three walk.
The Royals-1 beats the Rockies 9-7 and the Reds-2 won 2-0 over the Diamondbacks-2, each taking a 1-0 lead in their best of three first round playoff series.
2019-08-24 2B Darnell Sweeney, right oblique strain.
2019-08-20 LHP Sean Keselica
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
2019-08-08 3B Robbie Glendinning, sprained ankle
2019-04-26 2B Stephen Alemais, right shoulder strain
2019-04-04 RHP Gage Hinsz, right forearm strain
2019-08-22 RHP Ryan Valdes
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
2019-04-04 RHP Michael Flynn (60 day, rehabbing with the GCL Pirates)
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)