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All Hands on Deck: James Marvel wins his 15th game

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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 13 innings, walking just three with 33 strikeouts. Promoted to the Gulf Coast League, he had a 3.58 ERA in 37 23 innings, fanning 43.

Greensboro placed SS Conner Kaiser (200/331/325) on the 7-day injured list. SS Andres Alvarez (235/336/326) was then promoted from the GCL Pirates to take his place.

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Games

Triple-A

Indianapolis (65-70) wins 7-4 over visiting Toledo (64-71)

James Marvel (15-5, 3.03 ERA in 157 13 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.

Double-A

Altoona (68-67) rolls 8-1 over visiting Akron (60-75)

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 13 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 23 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.

High-A

Bradenton (72-62) falls 9-4 to visiting Palm Beach (57-72)

Nick Economos (10-9, 3.42 ERA in 134 13 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.

Low-A

Greensboro (77-56) victorious 6-4 over visiting Rome (63-71)

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

West Virginia (37-33) falls 8-7 in 10 innings to visiting Batavia (39-32)

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 13 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.

LF Fernando Villegas (289/362/444) drove in three on a third inning double while Wood, Kinneman and RF Matt Fraizer (241/307/292) each had a pair of hits.

Starter Michael Burrows (4.33 ERA in 43 23 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.

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (34-33) a 4-2 winner over visiting Danville (30-38)

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 13 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.

Rookie

GCL Pirates (18-36) drop 5-1 score at Red Sox (27-25)

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.

Dominican Rookie

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

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Disabled List

Triple-A Indianapolis

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

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

2019-08-22 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)

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)