There are five games on the schedule today, as the FCL Pirates and one of the DSL affiliates both have off today. Indianapolis is playing an early afternoon game and Altoona has a doubleheader to make up for yesterday’s rain out. The starting pitchers will be filled in as the day goes along. Mike Burrows will likely go today after not getting to make his start yesterday. Joelvis Del Rosario is scheduled for Bradenton. He has thrown 16 innings over his last three starts without an earned run.
TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS
Game Time: 1:35 PM
Box Score: LINK
Starting Pitcher: Miguel Yajure (0-0, 6.75)
- Final Line: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO
Canaan Smith-Njigba 0-for-4, BB
Jared Oliva 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI
Ji-hwan Bae 3-for-5, HR, SB
Mason Martin 1-for-5
Carter Bins 0-for-5
Miguel Yajure returned from the injured list today to throw two innings, allowing one run on one hit, one walk and no strikeouts. He threw 32 pitches, with 17 going for strikes. The game went into a rain delay, then Heath Hembree came out for a rehab outing. He tossed a scoreless frame on two walks and a strikeout. Osvaldo Bido took over in the fourth and ended up allowing five runs in 1.2 innings, though they were all unearned runs. He allowed two hits and walked five batters. Matt Eckelman finished out the fifth, then gave up two runs in the sixth. Nick Mears made his fifth scoreless appearance during his rehab work, throwing shutout ball in the seventh. Nathan Kirby came on in the eighth and gave up three unearned runs, then Zach Matson took the ninth.
Indianapolis lost 11-3 and scored all of their runs late. They got a two-run homer from Jared Oliva in the eighth, followed by a solo homer from Ji-hwan Bae, his sixth of the season. Oliva had two hits, Bae had three, plus his 12th stolen base. The rest of the team went 5-for-28 with five singles.
DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE
Game Time: 4:45 PM DH
Starting Pitcher: Mike Burrows (3-1, 2.36) and Joe Jacques (NR)
- Final Line: Burrows: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 SO
- Final Line: Jacques: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
Jared Triolo 2-for-4, 2B
Blake Sabol 1-for-4, HR, RBI
Liover Peguero 1-for-4, SB
Matt Fraizer 1-for-4, 2B
Connor Scott 1-for-2, BB, HBP
Lolo Sanchez 1-for-2, RBI, BB
Jared Triolo 2-for-4, RBI, 2 SB
Blake Sabol 0-for-4, 4 K
Matt Gorski 0-for-3, BB, SB
Matt Fraizer 0-for-3
Lolo Sanchez 0-for-2, BB
Connor Scott 0-for-3
GAME ONE: Mike Burrows has been one of the best pitchers in the Pirates system this year and he continued that trend on Wednesday evening, going five shutout innings on one hit, three walks and nine strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 2.13 in 50.2 innings, with 66 strikeouts and a 1.03 WHIP to his credit. Will Kobos tossed the last two innings of the 4-0 shutout. The Curve had a chance to break this game open early. They got on the board in the second when Andres Alvarez walked with the bases loaded, but they was all they got that frame. In the third, Brendt Citta hit an RBI single, followed by a Lolo Sanchez single that scored Citta. Blake Sabol capped the scoring with a solo homer, his seventh of the season. Citta had three hits. Connor Scott reached base three times on a single, walk and hit-by-pitch. Matt Fraizer hit his tenth double. Jared Triolo hit his eighth double. Liover Peguero stole his 12th base.
GAME TWO: Joe Jacques got a rehab start for Altoona in his third game since coming back. The first two came with Bradenton, before he moved up to Altoona yesterday. He threw just one inning, putting up a scoreless frame on one hit, one walk and two strikeouts. Omar Cruz followed with one run over two innings. Bear Bellomy was out next and he contributed two shutout frames. Then Tyler Samaniego came on with a no-hit streak of 16.1 innings dating back to the last hit on April 15th. He lost that amazing streak and then some on Wednesday, giving up five runs on four hits and a walk. Enmanuel Mejia recorded the final out in the 6-1 loss. Altoona got their run on a fifth inning single by Jared Triolo. Andres Alvarez and Triolo each had two hits. Triolo stole two bases, giving him nine on the season.
HIGH-A: GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS
Game Time: 7:00 PM
Box Score: LINK
Starting Pitcher: Domingo Gonzalez (3-2, 6.97)
- Final Line: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 SO
Yoyner Fajardo 0-for-4
Hudson Head 1-for-4, 2B
Abrahan Gutierrez 0-for-4
Endy Rodriguez 0-for-2, BB
Dariel Lopez 0-for-3
Jack Herman 1-for-3
Maikol Escotto 0-for-3
Domingo Gonzalez came into this game with a 6.97 ERA, then put together five shutout innings on three hits, three walks and four strikeouts, knocking 75 points off of that season ERA. Greensboro got scoreless innings from Garrett Leonard and Ricky DeVito. Eddy Yean allowed two runs in the eighth, then Wandi Montout recorded the final two outs of the inning. Oliver Mateo came on for the save in the ninth up 3-2, then walked the bases loaded. Cameron Junker came on and his second pitched was laced for a walk-off single in the 4-3 loss. This game was scoreless until the seven when Jacob Gonzalez hit a two-run homer, than Fabricio Macias followed with a solo blast. Gonzalez had two hits. Hudson Head hit his ninth double. Maikol Escotto is on a 5-for-69 stretch (.072) since May 8th.
LOW-A: BRADENTON MARAUDERS
Game Time: 6:30 PM
Box Score: LINK
Starting Pitcher: Joelvis Del Rosario (3-1, 2.78)
- Final Line: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO
Deivis Nadal 0-for-4
Jase Bowen 1-for-3, 2B, BB, 2 SB
Sergio Campana 0-for-4
Angel Basabe 1-for-4
Norkis Marcos 1-for-3, 3B
Bradenton lost 4-2, as starter Joelvis Del Rosario went six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, no walks and five strikeouts. Those were the first earned runs he has allowed in his last four starts. He now has a 2.81 ERA in 41.2 innings, with 41 strikeouts. Denny Roman tossed two scoreless, then Dante Mendoza lost the game in the ninth. He came into the day with two earned runs allowed in 18.1 innings, then gave up two runs in his only inning tonight. Jase Bowen was the hitting star with a double, walk, run scored and two stolen bases, giving him nine steals on the year. The Marauders struck out 15 times and he was the only player to not contribute. Wyatt Hendrie had two singles and an RBI. Mike Jarvis drove in the other run.
RK: DSL PIRATES GOLD
Game Time: 10:30 AM
Box Score: LINK
Starting Pitcher: Gilberto Alcala (NR)
- Final Line: 4 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
Yordany De Los Santos 2-for-4, 2B, BB, RBI, SB
Carlos Tirado 0-for-4, BB
Eddy Rodriguez 0-for-2, 2 BB, SB
Gustavo Armas 0-for-3, BB
Gilberto Alcala had a rough first inning in his pro debut, allowing three runs on five singles and a walk, including two infield hits. After that point, he retired ten of the next 11 batters, with one runner reaching on a hit-by-pitch. He was a high-priced signing in 2019 at 16 years old, but the 2020 season was canceled and he was injured last year, so he didn’t debut until today. Wilkin Valdez took over in the fifth and finished the seven-inning game by throwing three shutout frames, though he walked four batters. Pirates won 8-3.
The Pirates trailed 3-0 in the first, then scored eight straight runs. Jhonson Pena made it 3-1 with a ground out. Isaias Dipre singled home a run to make it 3-2. Samuel Escudero tied it with a single, then a wild pitched made it 4-3. Escudero doubled in a run in the seventh. A John Zorrilla ground out made it 6-3, then Pena singled in another run. Top prospect Yordany De Los Santos doubled in the final run. He also had a single, run scored and his first stolen base. Dipre had a single, three walks and two runs scored.