Prospect Watch: Dariel Lopez Drives in Six, Isaias Dipre Gets Three Extra Base Hits

Greensboro and the DSL Pirates Gold piled on the runs.  Quinn Priester and Mike Burrows both had decent-ish starts, but the Indy and Altoona bullpens blew leads.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

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TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

P2Daily: Indianapolis Week on Pirates Prospects

Game Time: 7:05pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Mike Burrows

  • Final Line: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Notable Performances:

  • Rodolfo Castro 1-4, HR (6)
  • Ji-Hwan Bae 2-4, HR (7), 2 SB
  • Travis Swaggerty 1-4

Game Recap:

Indianapolis (34-35) blew a 4-0 first inning lead and lost to Memphis, 6-5.  The Indians teed off on Matthew Liberatore, including a three-run home run by Rodolfo Castro, his sixth home run of the AAA season.  Ji-Hwan Bae later hit his seventh homer for the final Indy run.  Mike Burrows made a solid start, giving up one run, on a solo homer, in four and a third.  Cam Alldred worked a scoreless inning and two-thirds.  Blake Weiman gave up a three-run shot, leaving the score 5-4 until the top of the eighth.  Hunter Stratton gave up a run in the eighth to tie the game.  In the ninth, he retired the first two hitters, but three straight singles put Memphis up to stay.  Bae was the only Indy player with two hits; he also stole two bases, giving him 17 on the year.  Josh VanMeter, Kevin Newman, Ben Gamel and Yoshi Tsutsugo continued their rehabs.  Newman, Gamel and Tsutsugo each had a single.  VanMeter walked once and fanned three times.

DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE

P2Daily: It’s Altoona Curve Week on Pirates Prospects

Game Time: 7:05pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Quinn Priester

  • Final Line: 4 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Notable Performances:

  • Matt Fraizer 1-5, 3B
  • Liover Peguero 2-5
  • Henry Davis 2-4, 2B
  • Jared Triolo 1-3, 2B, BB
  • Brendt Citta 1-4, HR (4)
  • Kyle Nicolas 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Game Recap:

Altoona (32-36) blew a 5-3 lead over the last two innings and lost to New Hampshire, 6-5.  Brendt Citta put the Curve up in the second inning with a three-run shot, his fourth home run of the year.  Henry Davis seems to have come back to life, as he had a single and double, as did Liover Peguero.  Matt Fraizer had a triple, and Jared Triolo a double and a walk.  Matt Gorski went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts, but he also threw out two runners from left field.  Quinn Priester fanned five over four innings, but also allowed six hits and two walks.  He gave up two runs.  Kyle Nicolas pitched for the first time in three weeks, giving up two runs over two and two-thirds innings.  Enmanuel Mejia got the last out in the eighth, but in the ninth he retired only one before wild-pitching in the tying run and giving up a walkoff, RBI single.

HIGH-A: GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

P2Daily: It’s Greensboro Grasshoppers and Matt Gorski Week on Pirates Prospects

Game Time: 6:30pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Ricky DeVito

  • Final Line: 2 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Notable Performances:

  • Sammy Siani 1-3, 2 BB, 2 SB
  • Yoyner Fajardo 2-3, 2 BB
  • Endy Rodriguez 2-3, 2B, 2 BB
  • Abrahan Gutierrez 3-5, 2B
  • Dariel Lopez 2-5, HR (10), 6 RBI
  • Ernny Ordonez 3-5, HR (9)
  • Jackson Glenn 2-5, 2B

Game Recap:

Greensboro (28-39) won a slugfest from Asheville, 14-10.  Dariel Lopez had a big day, with a first-inning grand slam and six RBIs overall.  The home run was his tenth of the year.  Abrahan Gutierrez had three hits, including a double. Ernny Ordonez also had three hits, including his ninth home run.   Sammy Siani had a double, two walks and three runs scored.  He also stole two bases, giving him 19 on the season.  Yoyner Fajardo reached four times and scored three.  Endy Rodriguez reached four times and had a double.  Jackson Glenn had a single and double.  Starter Ricky DeVito had an interesting first inning.  He fanned four, but one reached on a wild pitch.  He gave up a run in the inning and left the bases loaded.  He worked one more inning and fanned five in all.  Domingo Gonzalez followed and gave up five runs, although he struck out six in two and a third.  Santiago Florez and Eddy Yean each allowed two runs.

LOW-A: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

P2Daily: It’s Bradenton Marauders Week on Pirates Prospects

Game Time: 5:00pm

Game One Box Score: LINK

Game Two Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitchers: Carlos Jimenez and Sergio Umana

  • Final Line
  • Jimenez — 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  • Umana — 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Notable Performances:

  • Deivis Nadal 2-4, 2B, 2 BB
  • Jase Bowen 2-4
  • Jasiah Dixon 2-6
  • Rodolfo Nolasco 2-6
  • Yunior Thibo 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Game Recap:

Down 1-0 in the top of the seventh, Bradenton (30-37) scored two and won the first game of its doubleheader with Dunedin, 2-1.  The two runs scored on a pinch-hit single by Jase Bowen and an RBI bunt single by Jasiah Dixon.  Carlos Jimenez had a good start, giving up one run over five innings, with no walks.  Jack Hartman survived a second-and-third, no-out situation in the sixth, although Darvin Garcia had to get the last out in the inning.  Yunior Thibo struck out three in the seventh for the save.  Deivis Nadal had a single and a double, and Angel Basabe had a triple.

The Marauders dropped the second game, 4-0.  Sergio Umana, normally a reliever, had a nice start, throwing three hitless innings.  Sebastian Rodriguez, just up from the FCL, made his full season debut and allowed one run in one inning, which cost him the loss.  Carlos Lomeli gave up the other three runs.  The offense amounted to singles by Bowen, Rodolfo Nolasco and Dixon, and three walks.  The Marauders got rid of some of those baserunners by getting three of them caught stealing.

RK: FCL PIRATES

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 FCL Pirates

Game Time: 10:00am

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Bubba Chandler

  • Final Line: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K

Notable Performances:

  • Javier Rivas 2-4, 2B
  • Braylon Bishop 2-3, BB
  • Jeral Toledo 1-3, 3B
  • Ronny Sanchez 1-3, 2B
  • Daniel Rivero 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Hung-Leng Chang 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Game Recap:

The FCL Pirates (8-6) beat the hapless Orioles, 4-2, in a seven-inning game.  The Pirates got all their runs in the fourth, on a two-run triple by Jeral Toledo and a two-run double by Ronny Sanchez.  Javier Rivas and Braylon Bishop each had two hits, including a double by Rivas.  He now has his OPS up to .727 after starting the season 2-for-21.  That’s quite a jump after he put up a .387 OPS in the DSL last year.  Bishop’s OPS stands at .861.  Bubba Chandler started the game and threw three hitless innings, although he walked three.  Daniel Rivero made his mound debut, giving up a run in one inning.  Roelmy Garcia allowed the other run.  Hung-Leng Chang made his second appearance with two scoreless innings.  He gave up his first baserunner, on a walk, and fanned three.

RK: DSL PIRATES BLACK

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 DSL Pirates

Game Time: 11:00am

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Diego Chiquillo

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

Notable Performances:

  • Isaac Paulino 2-3
  • Rodolfo De La Cruz 1-3, HR (2)
  • Robert De Paula 1-2, HR (3), BB

Game Recap:

The Black team (8-8) lost to the NYY Bombers, 5-2.  Walks did the damage yet again, as starter Diego Chiquillo allowed only two hits but he walked five and both hits were home runs.  He was tagged for four runs.  Alexis Torres gave up one run in three innings.  The offense had the opposite problem, as they whiffed a dozen times in the seven-inning game.  The runs came on back-to-back homers by Rodolfo De La Cruz, his second, and Robert De Paula, his third.  De La Cruz now has an OPS of 1.035.  Isaac Paulino had two hits and Daje Morales had a triple.

RK: DSL PIRATES GOLD

Game Time: 11:00am

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Kevison Hernandez

  • Final Line: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Notable Performances:

  • Roinny Aguiar 2-3, HBP
  • Yordany De Los Santos 2-4, 2 2B
  • Carlos Tirado 2-4
  • Isaias Dipre 3-4, 2 2B, HR (1)
  • Axiel Plaz 1-3, 2B, BB
  • Eddy Rodriguez 2-3

Game Recap:

The Gold team (11-5) won a slugfest from the Cubs Red, 11-8.  For a DSL game that didn’t feature a large number of walks and only lasted seven innings, that’s a lot of hitting.  Isaias Dipre had a big day, with two doubles and his first career home run.  He now has eight extra base hits in 14 games.  Yordany De Los Santos also had two doubles.  Catcher Axiel Plax continued contributing, getting a double, a walk, two runs and two RBIs.  Roinny Aguiar, Carlos Tirado and Eddy Rodriguez each had two hits, with the team totaling 14.  Starter Kevison Hernandez allowed just one hit and one unearned run over eight innings in his first two starts, but this one didn’t go as well.  He gave up four runs and failed to survive the first inning.  Fares Sanchez fared better in relief, allowing just one run in three and a third innings.  Luis Rodriguez worked a scoreless inning, and Rafael Mendez and Juan Fuentes managed to hang onto a big lead, allowing three runs over the final two innings.

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joesolo6181

Is it to soon to jump on the Plaz bandwagon?

patrick_kelly

Serious question. Is Citta a good hitter being suppressed by the Altoona park? I can’t get a read on whether we should think about him as a prospect or if it’s just the running meme with his name?

agent00

i mean. he’s 25 and repeating the level….so probably not a prospect. .765 career ops

patrick_kelly

Is his profile a ton different than Madris? I’ve got an idea that they are similar players.

tedwins

Bae just continues to perform👏👏👏

agent00

hr off of a top prospect too. good stuff

GreenWeenie

Bae has one more box to check before he can be called up. I think it’s the “Give me smiles” box, but I’m not exactly sure.

tedwins

Well he has certainly shown he is ready, just a matter of time, shouldnt be more than a few more weeks as they work out some of the peculiar tryouts and returning guys numbers game🤷‍♂️

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Yeah. It’s not like Bae’s HR tonight was against *checks notes* a LHP

agent00

sorry bae can’t be called up until he’s hitting .320

kja1970

Nice to see Dipre hit his first HR

https://www.milb.com/player/isaias-dipre-692658

agent00

yes give me all the dsl talk

agent00

davis seems to be getting his timing back. another two hits tonight.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Eyes could be deceiving me, but looks like Tank moved half a step to step off plate

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Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Priester looking strong. Hitting 97

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Citta the Hitta goes yard.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

That was a cannon by Gorski. Nailing runner at 2B on what looked like an easy double

AdministrativeSky236

A lot of bae in CF and swaggy in the corners in indy still

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Hoppers brought the bats finally

agent00

move up my boi rivas too  😄 

AdministrativeSky236

Ooh which interview? That would be very fun. Do you think gorski is for real or this year’s matt frazier?

AdministrativeSky236

Another nice appearance from Jimenez!

jon6er

They had Park bunting, wow.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

There’s a Chang outing. Strong opening to his career so far.

agent00

daniel rivero had his first pro pitching appearance. 2 hits. 1 run. 1 k. not bad!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Been a nice start to Bubba’s career so far as a 2-way. 3 hitless innings today. So that’s 3 hits across 8 innings, with 6 BB’s and 13 K’s, then 0 runs.

jon6er

I’m looking forward to Burrows start tonight especially after his interview with Rock and Brownie. He appears to understand every step of the process to get to where he wants to be. no jinx, no jinx

ricramer

System rankings gonna take a big hit with Heineman losing prospect status last night…..

John Dreker

He actually didn’t lose it yet. He’s at 130 at-bats, which is the limit. Next AB hurts the system

ricramer

Jumped the gun in my excitement…..

John Dreker

In all seriousness though, I wonder what losing Cruz and Contreras will do. Probably won’t be long for either, especially if Cruz keeps batting lead-off (I don’t think he will), plays every day and keeps up this 0.0% walk rate. He has 27 at-bats already in his first week and already had a jump on it with last year’s two-game stint. Contreras is just two starts away from losing (no jinx by assuming he will reach nine innings total in two starts)

kja1970

Lol!

However he’s been pretty solid at the MLB level

John Dreker

I’ve been rooting for Heineman, but mostly because he’s 31 years old and hasn’t made much money in baseball prior to this year. I give him credit for sticking with it to get to this point. I don’t want to say every day in the majors is a big deal for him at this point, but with these new $700K MLB minimums, his retirement fund is getting a little bit better by the day.

patrick_kelly

Is there any logical reason why they wouldn’t dump Perez and bring Delay back up and see what he has to offer? Stallings was just a guy till he came up.

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