Indianapolis activated OF Eric Wood. He’d been out since July 11 with a left foot contusion.
Indianapolis at Norfolk was postponed.
1B Jerrick Suiter’s (231/280/303) lined single to center in the bottom of the tenth drove in the fake runner to give the Curve the victory.
Down 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, they’d tied the score and sent it to extras when CF Jared Oliva (287/363/429) led off with a double to center and SS Oneil Cruz (302/346/503) followed with a ground single up the middle.
Oneil Cruz comes through in the clutch.— Altoona Curve (@AltoonaCurve) August 7, 2019
After a double for Jared Oliva to start the inning, Cruz singles him in to tie the game.
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Cruz had earlier tripled and scored in the Curve’s two-run fifth.
Starter Pedro Vasquez (7-4, 3.21) only went two innings, both scoreless as he allowed just one hit. Beau Sulser (2.69 ERA in 77 IP) followed with five innings of relief, giving up all three of Richmond’s runs on six hits and two walks.
RF Bligh Madris (257/327/387) was 2-for-4.
The Curve out hit the Flying Squirrels three to two but Richmond scored the only run of the game in the fourth when Oneil Cruz’s throwing error on a ground ball to shortstop allowed the to score from second.
CF Jared Oliva (287/363/429) tripled to lead off the bottom of the seventh but was left stranded there as Cruz popped out to left, 3B Robbie Glendinning (298/368/488) struck out and 1B Jerrick Suiter tapped back to the pitcher to end the game.
Starter Sean Brady was tagged with the loss despite a strong start, allowing just two hits and two runs in six innings as he fanned four.
2B Mitchell Tolman (258/343/351) had a single and double in three trips for the remainder of Altoona’s hits.
Gavin Wallace (3.61 ERA in 87 1⁄3 IP) went the distance, giving up a two-run walk-off homer with one out in the bottom of the eighth.
Bradenton and Charlotte matched zeroes through seven with Wallace allowing no runs on just one hit and one walk, striking out six as Charlotte’s Joe Ryan did the same, allowing one hit and no walks while also fanning thirteen.
The Marauder’s only baserunners came when DH Lucas Tancas (274/331/396) was hit by a pitch but was caught stealing in the third and Daniel Amaral’s (286/351/344) one-out line single to left in the seventh.
In game two Bradenton was again held off the board until the sixth when 1B Mason Martin (262/367/567) smashed a two-run homer, his 29th of the year, giving the Marauders a 2-1 lead with his minor league leading 105th and 106th RBIs.
Starter Ike Schlabach (2.61 ERA in 41 1⁄3 IP) went two scoreless, allowing one hit and two walks while fanning three, but left with his pitch count at 49. Samuel Reyes (2.63 ERA in 61 2⁄3 IP) followed, giving up a pair of solo homers among four hits in his four innings.
Greensboro was not scheduled.
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West Virginia added three more in the sixth for a 9-3 lead but the bullpen imploded. Xavier Concepcion (3.05 ERA in 20 2⁄3 IP) gave up one run in the seventh and two more in the eighth, then Garrett Leonard (3.93 ERA in 18 1⁄3 IP) was tagged with three runs on a hit and two walks in the bottom of the ninth as Mahoning Valley tied the score and sent the game to extra innings.
Cameron Junker (1.45 ERA, 31 K’s in 18 2⁄3 IP), the Pirates’ 10th Round pick in 2019 out of Notre Dame, gave up the game-tying hit in the ninth, but struck out four of the next five batters to end the game and earn the victory.
The Pirates banged out ten hits in five innings, but all were singles and with one walk only produced two runs, both in the third.
19 year old Colombian right-hander Santiago Florez (3.12 ERA in 26 IP) went the distance in the shortened game, allowing four hits and five walks in five scoreless innings. He struck out three.
Starter Domingo Gonzalez (1.74 ERA in 51 2⁄3 IP) was very sharp, allowing just one hit and one walk in five scoreless innings as he struck out three, but all three batters Willy Basil (4.32 ERA, 22 K’s in 16 2⁄3 IP) faced, two reaching via walks, scored in a four-run Rays’ sixth inning.
The Pirates failed to draw a walk as they scratched out five singles and a double, which was one of two hits by CF Sammy Siani (247/377/318), the Pirates’ second pick in the 2019 draft.
In the second game, the Rays again scored all their runs in the same inning, touching home five times in the fourth.
Starter Mario Garcia (3.12 ERA, 48 K’s in 43 1⁄3 IP) was touched for two runs on three hits and four walk in his three and a third innings, then reliever Yandy Vega (9.00 ERA in 16 IP) came on to throw more gas on the fire, surrendering three runs on three hits in two thirds of an inning, including a two-run homer.
The Pirates did draw nine walks while knocking out only four hits. DH Emilson Rosado (212/288/303) reached base three times on a single and a pair of walks.
2B Francisco Quintero (323/371/419 in 11 games) doubled in the winning run with one out in the bottom of the ninth after the Dodgers had tied the game in the top of the inning on a solo homerun.
3B Eliazer Montero’s (252/351/374) triple keyed a two-run first inning for the Pirates.
Joelvis Rosario (4.02 ERA in 40 1⁄3 IP) allowed only an unearned run in his four innings on four hits and two walks, striking out three. Antonio Gonzalez (2.13 ERA, 42 K’s in 38 IP) followed with three perfect innings, striking out five of the nine batters he faced.
Starter Wandi Montout (3.54 ERA in 20 1⁄3 IP) gave up two runs in four and two thirds and five hits and three walks. Luis Gonzalez (5.55 ERA, 25 BB and 35 K in 24 1⁄3 IP) followed and struck out six although he allowed two runs in three and a third innings on three hits and two walks.
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 (rehabbing with the GCL Pirates)
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
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
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
2019-06-17 LHP Roger Santana
2019-06-24 RHP Andres Arrieta (60 day)
2019-07-25 LF Stilwatt Valerio (60 day)