RHP Domingo Gonzalez (2.29 ERA, 76 K’s in 63 IP) was promoted from the GCL Pirates to West Virginia to help in their playoff push. the 19 year old right-hander, in his second season with the Pirates, began the year in the Dominican Summer League, where he allowed just one run in 25 1⁄3 innings, walking just three with 33 strikeouts. Promoted to the Gulf Coast League, he had a 3.58 ERA in 37 2⁄3 innings, fanning 43.
James Marvel (15-5, 3.03 ERA in 157 1⁄3 IP) didn’t have one of his better games, but it was enough to improve his Triple-A record to 6-0 as he surrendered a pair of solo homers among three runs in six innings, with six hits and a walk while he fanned four.
3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (263/332/415) continued his hot hitting with a single, triple and a walk, giving him fourteen hits in his last six games. 1B Will Craig (250/325/429) had two singles and two runs driven in, while SS Jake Elmore (340/407/481) and CF Jason Martin (270/322/435) also had two hits each.
The Rubber Ducks leave Altoona having scored just one run in three games, as left-hander Sean Brady (6-12, 4.38 ERA in 156 1⁄3 IP) followed up his complete game shutout of five days ago with a seven inning outing where he allowed just one run on six hits and a walk.
Nick Mears (3.35 ERA, 67 K’s in 45 2⁄3 IP) struck out three of the four batters he faced in the ninth.
LF Chris Sharpe (256/335/444) smashed a two-run homer in the fourth, his 16th of the year, and SS Oneil Cruz (297/347/482) got back in the hit column with a pair of singles and a walk. 1B Jerrick Suiter (235/278/298) and RF Bralin Jackson (249/290/306) also had two hits apiece.
Nick Economos (10-9, 3.42 ERA in 134 1⁄3 IP) was pummeled for eight runs on twelve hits in five and a third innings, including a solo homer in the Cardinals’ five run second. He fanned five without a walk.
RF Cal Mitchell (251/304/406) had two of the Marauders’ six hits, including a two-run homer in the seventh inning, his 15th of the year.
The Grasshoppers scored three time sin the bottom of the eighth to overcome a 4-3 deficit.
RF Jonah Davis (239/324/471) led off with a double and then everyone was safe when LF Jack Herman (250/336/455) laid done a bunt to move Davis, the tying run, to third. 2B Ji-hwan Bae (324/404/421) then ripped a 3-0 pitch for a triple to center field and he came home on a single by CF Fabricio Macias (284/333/400).
Bae and Macias both had two hits and three RBI for the game.
Starter Winston Nicacio (2.78 ERA in 55 IP) bounced back from a seven-run game last time out to keep Rome to just one run in six innings, on five hits and a walk. He struck out four.
Will Gardner (3.06 ERA, 56 K’s in 47 IP) struck out the side in the ninth for his fourth save.
Short Season A
The Black Bears, trailing Batavia by a half game with six games to go in the season, held a 6-4 lead into the ninth, but reliever Garrett Leonard (4.76 ERA in 28 1⁄3 IP), who blew an extra-inning lead three days earlier, gave up a pair of runs in the ninth to tie the game and another two in the tenth.
2B Cory Wood (239/333/326) doubled home the fake runner in the bottom of the tenth to draw within one, but after 1B Brendt Citta (290/376/450) walked, CF Brett Kinneman (174/282/292) went down swinging and SS Victor Ngoepe (219/284/276) rolled out to first to end the game.
Starter Michael Burrows (4.33 ERA in 43 2⁄3 IP) gave up four runs in four innings, but only one was earned. He fanned seven while allowing just one walk and three hits, one of those a solo homer.
The West Virginia pitchers fanned fifteen Batavia batters in ten innings.
The Pirates’ scored all four of their runs in the second inning, capped by Jesus Valdez’ (292/377/431) two-run double, as starter Tahnaj Thomas (3.17 ERA, 59 K’s in 48 1⁄3 IP) made it stand up, tossing five innings of one-run ball.
Thomas fanned five without a walk in his five innings, giving up four hits, including a solo homer for the only score.
Starter Bryan Torres (6.75 ERA in 36 IP) was knocked around for eight hits and a walk in five innings, plating four runs.
1B Emilson Rosado (216/298/343) had a pair of hits.
Diamondbacks-2 and the Reds were tied 4-4 in the top of the 8th when the deciding game of their three game first round playoff set was suspended
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)