Prospect Watch: Regular MiL Season Winding Down

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The regular season is running short for most of the Pirates’ affiliates.  The FCL teams are done and everybody but Indianapolis and the DSL teams will finish tomorrow.  Bradenton and Greensboro, though, will be in the playoffs.



Season preview


Starting Pitcher:  John O’Reilly 3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Notable Performances:

Jared Oliva 1-5, SB

Hunter Owen 2-5, 2 HR (19)

Diego Castillo 1-3, BB

Taylor Davis 3-4

Game Recap:

Indianapolis (56-62) beat St. Paul, 9-5.  With Max Kranick starting for the Pirates tomorrow, Indy went with a bullpen game.  John O’Reilly gave up two runs over three innings.  Keury Mella threw the next three, giving up three runs, two earned.  Cam Alldred gave up five hits over the last three, but no runs.  Hunter Owen, Michael Chavis and Taylor Davis provided the bulk of the offense.  Owen launched a pair of longballs, giving him 19 on the year.  He scored and drove in three runs.  Owen has an OPS of .853 in August and .834 in September.  The rehabbing Chavis, who’d be good to see in the majors in what’s left of the season, had three hits, including his 12th AAA homer of the year and sixth for Indy in 20 games.  With the Indians, Chavis is hitting 263/337/550.  Davis had three hits including a bases-clearing double.



Season Preview


Starting Pitcher:  Trey McGough 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K

Notable Performances:

Oneil Cruz 3-5, 2 2B

Ji-Hwan Bae 2-4, HR (7), BB, SB

Canaan Smith-Njigba 1-4, BB

Mason Martin 1-3, BB, SF

Jack Suwinski 1-4, 2B, BB

Cal Mitchell 1-4

Matt Fraizer 3-5, 2 2B

Game Recap:

Altoona (58-58) had 13 hits and beat Bowie, 9-2.  Trey McGough had another impressive start, giving up just two hits over six innings, with eight strikeouts.  Yerry De Los Santos made his fourth appearance since returning from the IL, giving up a solo homer in the ninth.  Oneil Cruz and Matt Fraizer each had three hits, including two doubles each.  Ji-Hwan Bae had two hits, one of them his seventh longball of the year.  Dylan Busby also went deep, his first ever in AA.



Season Preview


Starting Pitcher:  J.C. Flowers 3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Notable Performances:

Liover Peguero 1-5, 2B, BB, 2 SB

Jared Triolo 2-5, HR (15)

Lolo Sanchez 1-5

Will Matthiessen 2-5

Blake Sabol 1-5

Mike Jarvis 1-5, SB

Game Recap:

Greensboro (73-46) lost to Hudson Valley, 5-4, in 12 innings.  The game was tied, 2-2, after an inning and a half, then stayed that way until the tenth.  Both teams got the free runner home in the 10th and 11th.  The Grasshoppers got their runner to third with one out in the 12th, but Eli Wilson fanned and Liover Peguero popped out.  A one-out single ended the game in the bottom of the inning.  J.C. Flowers, just off the IL, gave up two runs in the first and ended up going three.  Garrett Leonard followed with four scoreless innings.  Oliver Garcia threw three hitless innings, allowing just an unearned run on the free runner in the tenth.  Enmanuel Mejia gave up the last two runs, both also unearned.  Jared Triolo got the game’s first run home with his 15th home run.  He and Will Matthiessen each had two hits.  Peguero had a double and two steals, giving him 28 of the latter.  The Hoppers fanned 16 times and went 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position.



Season Preview


Starting Pitcher:  Logan Hofmann 5 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 5 K

Notable Performances:

Jackson Glenn 1-5

Endy Rodriguez 1-4

Dariel Lopez 1-4

Abrahan Gutierrez 0-3, BB

Jack Herman 1-4

Hudson Head 0-4

Alexander Mojica 0-3, BB

Daniel Rivero 3-3, 3B, BB

Game Recap:

Bradenton (71-47) lost to Lakeland, 8-2.  Logan Hofmann did himself in with control problems, walking five and allowing four earned runs.  The Marauders’ defense also got involved, with Abrahan Gutierrez and Francisco Acuna each committing two errors.  Christian Charle gave up four more runs over the last three innings, two of them unearned.  Daniel Rivero provided the offense, getting a walk, two singles and a triple, and driving in both runs.




Starting Pitcher:  Kevison Hernandez 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Notable Performances:

Enmanuel Terrero 0-2, 2 BB

Shalin Polanco 0-4

Omar Alfonzo 1-2, 2 BB

Game Recap:

The Gold team (15-33) beat the Black team (30-18), 5-3, in a game shortened to six and a half innings.  The Gold pitchers gave up only two hits, although they walked six.  Yojeiry Osoria allowed an unearned run and no hits over two innings.  Keneth Quintanilla threw two scoreless innings to get the win.  The big blow was a three-run bomb by Rodolfo De La Cruz following a two-out error and a walk.  It was his first career homer.  The Gold got two more in the fourth on a single by Eddy Rodriguez and a bases-loaded walk.  Kevison Hernandez started for the Black team and gave up two unearned runs in two and two-thirds innings.  Those scored on the home run, which came off Francis Olantilo.  He went on to allow the other two runs as well.  Miguel Diaz finished, getting seven outs while facing only six batters, thanks to a pickoff by catcher Omar Alfonzo.  Alfonzo also had a single and two walks.  Kelvin Diaz had a double for the only other hit.  The Black team was 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position.




Starting Pitcher:  Yojeiry Osoria 2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Notable Performances:

Jeral Toledo 1-3, BB, SB

Gustavo Armas 1-4

Esmerlyn Valdez 0-4, SB

Eddy Rodriguez 1-2, BB

Rodolfo De La Cruz 1-2, HR (1), HBP

Game Recap:

See above.

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