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All Hands on Deck: Bear Bellomy with five shutout innings for Morgantown

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On a two win, four loss day, Will Craig hit his 21st homer, Jonah Davis homered again, and a new draftee had a fine day on the mound.

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Indianapolis placed LHP Blake Weiman on the 7-day Injured List with left shoulder tendonitis. An 8th Round pick in 2017, he has a 2.90 ERA in 24 relief appearances covering 31 innings for Altoona and the Indians.

Games

Triple-A

Indianapolis (56-56) falls 3-2 to visiting Columbus (64-48)

1B Will Craig (256/327/462) slammed a two-run homer in the first, his 21st of the year, but that was the last time an Indian would cross the plate.

Meanwhile Alex McRae (6-6, 4.97) couldn’t find home plate either as he walked seven in three and a third innings, throwing just 42 of 88 pitches for strikes. Through three innings he’d held Columbus hitless with three walks, but with one out in the fourth he surrendered two walks, an RBI single, then two more walks, the second forcing across the tying run. The game stayed tied until the eighth when DH Ka’ai Tom (293/383/519) hit a solo homer, his 16th, off losing pitcher Tyler Lyons (3.59 ERA in 42 23 IP).

LF Kevin Kramer (261/338/436) had a double and triple in three at bats.

Double-A

Altoona (55-57) loses 9-7 in 10 innings at Reading (67-46)

The Curve trailed 4-2 into the ninth, but scored four times to take the lead. Down to their last out, C Jason Delay (254/303/422) smacked a two-run homer, his sixth to tie the game. After a single and two walks loaded the bases, CF Jared Oliva (285/362/422) drove in two more when he rolled a double inside first base.

Reading then scored a pair of their own in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings, and Altoona promptly scored to take a 7-6 lead in the tenth, but Reading again tied the score and then won the game on a walk-off two-run homer by the Phillies 2018 1st Round pick 3B Alec Bohm (307/374/526), his 17th of the year across three levels.

Domingo Robles (7-10, 3.98) started and gave up a pair of two-run homers in the third, all the runs he allowed in five innings on five hits and a walk while fanning five. Reliever Joel Cesar (3.07 ERA, 48 K’s in 44 IP) took the loss, allowing a single and the game winning homer to the two batters he faced.

RF Bligh Madris (256/326/387) hit a solo homer in the fifth, his eighth of the year. Curve batters struck out thirteen times.

High-A

Bradenton (60-49) beaten 4-2 at Dunedin (64-45)

Brad Case (10-5, 3.08) had an uneven start, allowing three runs in six innings on seven hits and four walks while striking out six. The four free passes were more than he allowed in eleven starts for Greensboro, where he had a 2.45 ERA, but has a 3.88 mark in nine starts for Bradenton.

CF Travis Swaggerty (254/338/362) tripled and singled twice along with a walk, and 1B Mason Martin (263/368/570) drove in a run with a single, giving him 103 RBI.

Low-A

Greensboro (67-44) rolls 8-2 at Greenville (46-64)

CF Jonah Davis (216/305/422) homered for the second straight game and in four of his last five games, his 12th of the year, a solo shot to lead off the first.

Noe Toribio (3.07 ERA in 41 IP) allowed two runs in five innings in his second start since being promoted from West Virginia, on seven hits and a walk while fanning four.

SS Ji-hwan Bae (300/380/388) had a pair of singles.

Short-Season A

West Virginia (24-23) defeated 5-3 at Hudson Valley (28-19)

Bear Bellomy (1.48 ERA in 24 13 IP) tossed five shutout innings, allowing just two hits and a walk with four strikeouts in his second start, but reliever Trey McGough (3.72 ERA in 19 13 IP) gave up all five runs in just an inning of work on four hits and two walks. McGough, a Johnstown native, had a 1.04 ERA in nine relief appearances for Bristol, but since being promoted to Morgantown has pitched only twice in nine days, getting rocked both times.

The Black Bears drew eight walks but only collected six hits. CF Brett Kinneman (163/278/286) reached base three times on a single and a pair of walks.

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (20-23) wins 4-1 at Elizabethton (23-21)

Jose Maldonado (5.87 ERA in 30 23 IP) gave up only one run in five innings in five hits and three walks, striking out four.

Alex Roth (0.68 ERA in 13 13 IP), this year’s 21st Round pick fro Western Oregon, allowed only one hits and no runs over the final three innings, fanning four for the save.

The Pirates banged out ten hits, including four doubles, with DH Aaron Shackelford (277/343/485) getting a single and a double and 3B Jesus Valdez (269/370/378) a pair of singles in four at bats.

Rookie

No games scheduled.

Dominican Rookie

No games scheduled.

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Disabled List

Triple-A Indianapolis

2019-08-04 LHP Blake Weiman, left shoulder tendonitis.

2019-07-11 OF Eric Wood, left foot contusion

2019-04-28 RHP J.T. Brubaker, right forearm strain

2019-04-04 RHP Tom Koehler

Double-A Altoona

2019-08-01 RHP Austin Coley, sprained left ankle

2019-07-29 OF Bralin Jackson

2019-06-12 LHP Elvis Escobar, left shoulder strain (rehabbing with West Virginia)

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

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

High-A Bradenton

2019-07-23 RHP Nick Mears

2019-07-13 2B Raul Siri

2019-07-07 LHP Braeden Ogle

2019-07-06 RHP Logan Stoelke

2019-06-30 2B Chase Lambert, right big toe sprain.

2019-05-17 LHP Oddy Nunez, back strain

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

Low-A Greensboro

2019-07-13 RHP Wilkin Ramos

2019-07-04 SS Mariano Dotel

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 RHP Lizardy Dicent (rehabbing with the GCL Pirates)

2019-06-17 LHP Roger Santana

Rookie

2019-06-24 RHP Andres Arrieta (60 day)

Dominican Rookie

2019-07-25 LF Stilwatt Valerio (60 day)