Prospect Watch: Roansy Being Roansy; Cruz Shows Signs of Life

Greensboro’s game was rained out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 22.

TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 Indianapolis Indians

Game Time: 5:05pm

Box Score (Suspended Game)

Box Score (Scheduled Game)

Starting Pitcher: Roansy Contreras

  • Final Line: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K

Notable Performances:

  • Ji-Hwan Bae 2-6, 4 BB, SF
  • Oneil Cruz 3-8, 2B, 3B, HR (2), 2 BB, HBP, SB
  • Rodolfo Castro 3-7, 3 BB
  • Mason Martin 0-7, 2 BB, SF, 2 SB
  • Canaan Smith-Njigba 2-8, 2 BB
  • Cal Mitchell, 3-9, 2B, BB
  • Hoy Park 1-2, 2 BB
  • Trey McGough 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
  • Cody Bolton 1.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Yerry De Los Santos 2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
  • Cristofer Melendez 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
  • Duane Underwood, Jr. 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Osvaldo Bido 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Game Recap:

Indianapolis (14-13) lost the completion of their suspended game with Louisville, 7-5.  The game was stopped with the score 5-5 after eight and a half innings.  The Indians failed to score in the bottom of the ninth, then lost in ten.  Trey McGough started the game back on Thursday and gave up one run over three innings.  Cody Bolton allowed three runs, two earned, in an inning and two thirds.  Yerry De Los Santos threw a scoreless eighth, but gave up the tying run in the ninth.  Cristofer Melendez then allowed two runs, one unearned, in the tenth.  Indy had just six hits.  Oneil Cruz had a two-run triple and Cal Mitchell a double.  Rodolfo Castro reached on a single, three walks and a hit batsman.  Indy drew 15 walks, but went just 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position and stranded 14 runners.

Indy pounded out 14 hits and won the regularly scheduled game, 8-2.  Cruz had a big game, driving in four with a double and his second home run of the year.  Bae reached base three times and had a sacrifice fly; he drew four walks on the day.  Jason Delay and Bligh Madris had triples.  Six players had two hits apiece:  Cruz, Castro, Canaan Smith-Njigba, Mitchell, Madris and Delay.  The only starter to go hitless was Mason Martin, although he had a walk and a sacrifice fly.  He’s hitless in his last 20 ABs.  Roansy Contreras started and went four shutout innings, allowing just one hit and fanning six.  He threw 76 pitches.  Duane Underwood moved his rehab to Indy and threw two scoreless innings.  Osvaldo Bido gave up the two runs over two innings.

DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 Altoona Curve

Game Time: 4:05pm

Box Score

Starting Pitcher: Carmen Mlodzinski

  • Final Line: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Notable Performances:

  • Jared Triolo 1-4
  • Nick Gonzales 0-4, 2 K
  • Blake Sabol 1-3, BB
  • Lolo Sanchez 0-4
  • Matt Fraizer 0-4 (OPS is now .426)
  • Connor Scott 1-4
  • Tahnaj Thomas 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Game Recap:

Altoona (11-15) lost to Erie, 2-1, in ten innings.  The Curve had only four hits in the game:  doubles by Connor Scott and Jared Triolo, and singles by Blake Sabol and Tucupita Marcano.  Carmen Mlodzinski had a good start, allowing a run in three innings, but came out after throwing 56 pitches.  Noe Toribio and Austin Roberts combined to throw five scoreless innings.  Altoona trailed, 1-0, in the top of the ninth.  They got two runners on with one out, then Triolo got caught stealing third.  Sabol singled in the tying run and Tahnaj Thomas held Erie scoreless in the bottom half.  The Curve failed to plate the free runner in the tenth, though, and Thomas gave up the winner without retiring anybody in the bottom half.

HIGH-A: GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 Greensboro Grasshoppers

Game Time: Rained out

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Sean Sullivan (0-0, 3.77)

  • 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.

LOW-A: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 Bradenton Marauders

Game Time: 6:30pm

Box Score

Starting Pitcher: Justin Meis

  • Final Line: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K

Notable Performances:

  • Brenden Dixon 2-4
  • Tsung-Che Cheng 0-3, BB

Game Recap:

Bradenton (14-12) broke a four-game losing streak by beating Tampa, 3-2.  Justin Meis has had some extreme ups and downs, although some of the downs have resulted more from defensive breakdowns.  This was one of the ups, as he threw five shutout innings, striking out four.  Darvin Garcia gave up two runs in relief, although Dante Mendoza let one of them score.  Carlos Lomeli got the save with a scoreless ninth.  The Marauders had only four hits; Brenden Dixon had two of them, including a double that was the only extra base hit.  The double drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth.  Jase Bowen and Randy Romero had the other hits.  The two teams combined to go 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position.

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