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Except for the last three days of the season. Indianapolis goes through Sunday and the DSL Pirates end tomorrow.
Start mug: James Marvel 8 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO
Tucupita Marcano 1-for-5, RBI
Diego Castillo 2-for-5, 2B
Rodolfo Castro 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, BB
Mason Martin 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI
Jared Oliva 0-for-4
Cal Mitchell 1-for-3, HBP
Game summary: James Marvel had an overall tough season at Indianapolis, but he may have saved his best for the end. He was a workhorse when the pitch was tight and went eight innings on 105 pitches tonight. He allowed two runs with five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. He finished the season with a 5.26 ERA in 131.2 innings served, nine more innings than anyone else in the Pirate system. Tyler Bashlor threw a scoreless ninth. Indianapolis won 7-2 and got its first run in the first on a Christian Bethancourt single. In the third, Rodolfo Castro had an RBI double. Mason Martin scored the third run with a ground out. There was a mistake in the fourth run. Martin homered in the fifth, his third homer in the Triple-A, and his 25th of the season. Tucupita Marcano had an RBI single to make it 6-2, then Bethancourt topped the scoring with his 14th homer.
** Prior to the game, Eli Wilson was promoted from Greensboro to Indianapolis. The pirates released Joe Hudson. There is likely a story behind this move that we will never tell here because there is no reason to name anyone for possibly a game. All of these jugs that came yesterday were used. You didn’t need another catcher.
DSL PIRATE BLACK
Start mug: Isaias Uribe 2.2 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO
Jesus Castillo 0-for-2, BB, SB
Javier Rivas 0-for-2
Enmanuel Terrero 1-for-2, BB
Ewry Espinal 1-for-3
Omar Alfonzo 1-for-3, 2 RBI
Osvaldo Gavilan 1-for-3, HR, RBI
Ruben Vizcaya 1v2, 2B
Game summary: Isaias Uribe made an odd final appearance, with a hit and five strikeouts in 2.2 innings, which is obviously good, but not when paired with four walks. He finished the season with a 2.76 ERA in 32.2 innings, with 25 strikeouts and 17 walks. Eliecer Romero followed with an undeserved run over 3.1 innings, which allowed him to end the year with a 2.31 ERA in 35 innings with 33 strikeouts. Jesus Clode threw a goalless seventh place and won the 4-3 game. Omar Alfonzo had an RBI single in the first inning. In the fourth, he then added an RBI floor. Ronny Sanchez then made it 3-2 with an RBI single. At the end of the seventh, Osvaldo Gavilan met a walk-off homer. It was his second homer of the year. Jesus Castillo stole his 15th cousin. Ruben Vizcaya scored his sixth double.
DSL PIRATES GOLD
Start mug: Luigi Hernandez 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
Jeral Toledo 1-for-3, BB, SB
Gustavo Armas 1-for-3, RBI
Jauri Custodio 1-for-4, RBI
Rodolfo De La Cruz 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB
Dioris Valdez 0-for-3
Game summary: Luigi Hernandez started Friday and went three innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on three hits, one walk and three strikeouts. Hernandez showed some big improvements in his pace this year, but that didn’t produce results. He finished with a 6.61 ERA in 31.1 innings, with 37 strikeouts. Rafael Mendez took over in the fourth, throwing a goalless inning. The fifth inning was a disaster. Greiber Mendez made his professional debut recording an out while giving up five runs (three earned) on three hits, one error and one hit batter. Wilkin Valdez hit an out while giving up two runs with two hits and one hit batter. Weslyn Toussaint had to finish the inning and spent a Bases Loaded Walk before recording the final. He finished scoreless with 1.1 in the 11-6 loss.
The big hit for the Pirates was a double homer from Rodolfo De La Cruz in the fourth, his second homer of the season. At that time the pirates were leading 2-0. In the fifth inning, consecutive wild pitches made for a 4-4 game. This was followed by a sacrificial fly by Gustavo Armas and an RBI single by Jauri Custodio. The 6: 4 lead was erased with seven runs in the lower part of the fifth.