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Start mug: James Marvel 6 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO
Oneil Cruz 3-for-4, HR, RBI, BB
Rodolfo Castro 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB
Mason Martin 2-for-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI
Cal Mitchell 1-for-4
Tucupita Marcano 1-for-4
Game summary: Indianapolis went on a home run barrage early, then held on to a 9-8 win over Omaha. Mason Martin homered twice, Oneil Cruz hit his second homer in Triple-A and Rodolfo Castro homered tonight after hitting two yesterday. Cruz had three hits, a walk and three runs. Castro had two hits, a walk and he drove in pairs. Martin drove a total of four runs. Christian Bethancourt drove in two races. Bligh Madris hit his 22nd double.
James Marvel didn’t make a strong showing, but he did enough to win. He allowed five runs with eight hits in six innings, with a nice 0-8 BB / SO ratio. Hunter Stratton threw two goalless innings and Shea Spitzbarth allowed three runs in the ninth to close the result.
Start mug: Quinn Priest 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO
Liover Peguero 1-for-4
Nick Gonzales 0-for-4
Jared Triolo 0-for-2, RBI
Lolo Sanchez 1-for-3
Matt Gorski 1-on-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Game summary: Quinn Priester got off to a tough start towards the end of the regular season, but he bounced back in the playoffs with five innings in the second game, with one run on three hits, two walks and seven strikeouts. He took a 2-1 lead. Oliver Garcia threw a goalless sixth. Bear Bellomy had five strikeouts in two shutout innings. Austin Roberts allowed a run in the ninth but ended the 4-2 win to tie the five-game series 1-1.
Greensboro got two runs in the first when Liover Peguero was single and Nick Gonzales met with one mistake. Jared Triolo made the first run with a sacrificial fly and Will Matthiessen scored the second run with a ground out. In the seventh inning, Matt Gorski drove two runs home with a brace, crowning Greensboro’s standings. The Grasshoppers only had four hits and one walk, with Gorski’s double being the only extra base hit.
Start mug: Logan Hofmann 1.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Endy Rodriguez 2-for-5, 2B
Dariel Lopez 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI
Abrahan Gutierrez 3-for-4, 2 hours, 3 RBI
Hudson Head 1-for-5
Jack Herman 1-for-5
Jase Bowen 1-for-4, BB
Game summary: Bradenton won his league title (former Florida State League) by beating Tampa in the best-of-five series. They won 11-3 tonight. Logan Hofmann, who was consistently strong all season, started and it didn’t go well. He gave up three runs in just 1.1 innings. The bullpen ended with 7.2 shutout innings for victory. Eddy Yean started the turnaround with one of his best games of the season, throwing 3.2 scoreless innings. This was followed by two shutout frames from Tyler Samaniego and one inning each from Wandi Montout and Oliver Mateo.
The act was spearheaded by an outbreak of power. Abrahan Gutierrez homered in the second game, then homered twice more tonight. He failed to make a homer in 22 regular season games after being overtaken by the Phillies in July. He scored four runs tonight and drove three of them. Dariel Lopez hit a double homer and Jackson Glenn hit a triple homer. Glenn couldn’t hit a single homer in 106 at-bats after being drafted in the fifth round this year. Lopez, Glenn, Endy Rodriguez and Maikol Escotto all had two hits.
DSL PIRATE BLACK
Start mug: Isaias Uribe 3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
Jesus Castillo 1-for-5
Shalin Polanco 3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI
Omar Alfonzo 1-for-2, 3 BB
Ewry Espinal 1-for-3, RBI, 2 BB
Osvaldo Gavilan 0-for-3, RBI, BB
Enmanuel Terrero 0-for-1, RBI, 3 BB
Game summary: Isaias Uribe came into play with a 2.33 ERA in 27 innings over nine starts. He averaged three innings per outing and kept that pace on Friday by completing three innings with one run on two hits and two walks. He has 20 strikeouts in 30 innings this year. Darlin Diaz followed in the fourth inning, throwing two goalless innings, beating three batter. He was replaced in the sixth by Luis Gonzalez. Gonzalez came into the game with a 1.16 ERA in 23.1 innings. He threw a goalless inning and then gave in to Jesus Clode, who allowed three runs in two innings. Miguel Diaz threw a goalless ninth place to 12-4 victory.
Shalin Polanco had another big day, his second three-hit game in a week. He’s had two singles, two runs and his third homer. He drove in three runs. He’s slowly creeping towards respectable stats and now hits 0.214 with a 0.657 OPS. Ruble Lebron is now beating .189 after racking up a single, double and triple on Friday. He had two runs and three RBIs. Omar Alfonzo and Enmanuel Terrero each drew three walks.
DSL PIRATES GOLD
Start mug: Yojeiry Osoria 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Jeral Toledo 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Gustavo Armas 2-for-5
Esmerlyn Valdez 2-for-4, HR, RBI, BB
Dioris Valdez 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI
Rodolfo De La Cruz 0-for-3, BB
Dolphin Ramirez 1-for-4, 2 RBI
Game summary: Yojeiry Osoria was one of the Pirates’ top signings during the 2019-20 international signing period and it didn’t live up to the early hype. After allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits, two walks and two strikeouts on Friday, he now has an ERA of 6.12 in 25 innings over ten starts. Wilkin Valdez finished the third inning, then gave up three runs in the fourth inning before being replaced by Luis Faringthon, who stranded two inherited runners. He went 2.1 innings and allowed three runs when only one was earned. Patricio Ress came on in the seventh inning and threw a goalless frame. Luis Brito took the ball in figure eight and threw shutout ball. The game ended after eight innings with a 12-9 Pirates win.
The Pirates got homers from Esmerlyn Valdez, his fifth of the season, and the first of the season from Dioris Valdez and Miguel Sosa. Dioris Valdez had some of the best raw powers in the entire system, so it’s a bit of a surprise that it took so long for his first homer. Sosa drove in three runs. Esmerlyn Valdez scored three runs. Jeral Toledo scored his ninth double and drove in two runs. Juan Machado collected his second double and his first career triple. Gustavo Armas had two hits and two runs. Delfin Ramirez drove in two runs.