Prospect Watch: Indy Rained Out; Omar Cruz Continues Pitching Well

Indianapolis was supposed to finish its suspended game from yesterday, then sent Roansy Contreras out for the regularly scheduled game.  All that got washed out.  The suspended game will be completed before Saturday’s contest with Louisville.  The regularly scheduled game will be played as part of a doubleheader on August 3.

TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 Indianapolis Indians

Game Time: Rained out.

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Roansy Contreras (0-0, 1.42)

  • Final Line: Stat lines will be added after the game.

Notable Performances:

  • Stats for the top performers will be posted after the game.

Game Recap:

See above.

DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 Altoona Curve

Game Time: 6:05pm

Box Score

Starting Pitcher: Omar Cruz

  • Final Line: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Notable Performances:

  • Jared Triolo 0-3 BB, SB
  • Lolo Sanchez 2-4, SB
  • Blake Sabol 1-4, 2B
  • Liover Peguero 1-4, SB
  • Connor Scott 0-3, SB
  • Nick Gonzales 0-3
  • Zach Matson 1 IP, 2 K

Game Recap:

Altoona (11-14) edged Erie, 2-1.  Omar Cruz had a good start, giving up a run over five innings, lowering his ERA to 2.86.  Brad Case followed with two scoreless innings, and Zach Matson and Colin Selby with one each.  The Curve offense had only five hits;  Lolo Sanchez was the only Altoona player with two hits.  He drove in one of the runs and scored the other on Blake Sabol’s double, the only extra base hit.  The Curve did steal four bases.

HIGH-A: GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 Greensboro Grasshoppers

Game Time: 6:30pm

Box Score

Starting Pitcher: Nick Garcia

  • Final Line: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

Notable Performances:

  • Yoyner Fajardo 2-3, BB, SB
  • Endy Rodriguez 0-3, HBP
  • Matt Gorski 0-1, 3 BB
  • Hudson Head 1-4
  • Dariel Lopez 1-2, HR (4)

Game Recap:

Greensboro (11-14) lost to hapless Asheville, 6-5, in game that was shortened by rain, ending with one out in the top of the seventh.  Nick Garcia followed what’s been a pattern for him, pitching very well for a limited time and then hitting a wall.  He retired the first six batters he faced, four on strikes, but managed to retire only two in the third.  He allowed two hits, three walks and four runs in the inning.  Nick Dombkowski, in his second game since a promotion from Bradenton, threw two and a third scoreless innings.  The Grasshoppers came back to tie the game, 4-4, but Jack Carey allowed two unearned runs in the top of the sixth and the Hoppers could come back with only one.  Greensboro had only four hits, but drew eight walks.  Yoyner Fajardo had half the hits and is now batting .357.  He also stole a base.  Dariel Lopez hit his fourth home run and Matt Gorski drew three walks.

LOW-A: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 Bradenton Marauders

Game Time: 6:30pm

Box Score

Starting Pitcher: Po-Yu Chen

  • Final Line: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

Notable Performances:

  • Brenden Dixon 2-3, HR (4), 2 BB
  • Tsung-Che Cheng 0-5
  • Rodolfo Nolasco 0-4
  • Cristian Charle 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Game Recap:

Bradenton (13-12) got off to a good start, leading 3-0 after an inning, but it was all downhill from there and Tampa won, 9-3.  Po-Yu Chen’s start was similar to Nick Garcia’s.  He had a quick first inning, then gave up a run in the second when Alexander Mojica got only one out on what should have been a double play.  He gave up three in the third, though, and left with two outs in the fourth.  Chen did strike out seven.  In fact, Marauders pitchers fanned 15 in all, but walked eight.  Yunior Thibo gave up a run and Wilkin Ramos, who hadn’t allowed an earned run in his first seven outings, gave up four run, two earned.  Cristian Charle finished with two scoreless innings, fanning four.  Bradenton had four hits in the first.  Brenden Dixon led off with his fourth home run of the year, then later on Jase Bowen, Jacob Gonzalez and Mike Jarvis hit consecutive doubles.  Gonzalez’ double was his tenth, which leads the league.  After the first, Bradenton managed just two singles, one each by Jarvis and Dixon.

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