Prospect Watch: Jared Jones and Henry Davis Highlight Sunday’s Action; Marcano Begins Rehab

All early afternoon games today. Two unknown starters on the schedule, so I’ll fill them in once they become available. The three short-season teams are all off on Sunday. Tucupita Marcano started a rehab assignment on Sunday with Bradenton. He will head to Altoona on Tuesday. Duane Underwood Jr. begins his rehab work on Tuesday with Indianapolis. Both are returning from the COVID-19 IL.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

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TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

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Game Time: 1:35 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Bryse Wilson (3-0, 3.08)

  • Final Line:  5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

Notable Performances:

Kevin Newman 1-for-2, BB

Ben Gamel 1-for-3

Yoshi Tsutsugo 0-for-1, BB

Josh VanMeter 0-for-5

Rodolfo Castro 1-for-4

Ji-hwan Bae 3-for-4, RBI

Travis Swaggerty 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB

Carter Bins 0-for-2, 2 BB

Game Recap:

Indianapolis won 6-2, as Bryse Wilson moved to 4-0, 3.16 with two runs over five innings. Cristofer Melendez tossed two scoreless, followed by shutout innings from Aaron Fletcher and Eric Stout. The Indians started their scoring with an RBI ground out from Jamie Ritchie. Yoshi Tsutsugo had a sacrifice fly in the third, followed by an RBI single by Ji-hwan Bae. Mason Martin homered in the seventh. Travis Swaggerty homered in the eighth to drive in a pair, his sixth homer of the year. Bae had three hits in the game, raising him to a .319 average and an .879 OPS. Martin’s homer was his 12th of the season and his first since may 29th. Swaggerty also had a single and walk.

DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE

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Game Time: 1:35 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: JC Flowers (4-5, 3.18)

  • Final Line:  3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO

Notable Performances:

Matt Fraizer  0-for-6

Liover Peguero 0-for-2

Blake Sabol 0-for-4

Matt Gorski 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI

Henry Davis 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB

Jared Triolo 1-for-4, RBI, BB

Game Recap:

JC Flowers got the start on Sunday and allowed one run over three innings, striking out four batters. That lowered him slightly to a 3.16 ERA for the season in 42.2 inning. Nick Dombkowski allowed two runs in the fourth, one was earned. Jeffrey Passantino gave up two runs in two innings. Brad Case went 1.2 innings with one unearned run. He has an 0.84 ERA in 21.1 innings since May 15th. Tyler Samaniego recorded the final out of the eighth, the retired the side in order in the ninth for the save. Henry Davis had his third consecutive two-hit game, this time with a double and a homer, his second with Altoona and seventh of the season. He also drew a walk. Matt Gorski hit a three-run homer, his sixth with Altoona and 23rd of the year. Aaron Shackelford hit his 12th homer.

HIGH-A: GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

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Game Time: 2:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Jared Jones (2-3, 5.13)

  • Final Line:  7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO

Notable Performances:

Yoyner Fajardo 1-for-5, HR, RBI

Endy Rodriguez 1-for-3, BB

Abrahan Gutierrez 0-for-4

Dariel Lopez 1-for-4, HR, RBI

Hudson Head 0-for-3, BB

Game Recap:

Jared Jones had an outstanding outing on Sunday, going seven strong innings with one run on four hits, no walks and nine strikeouts. He threw 90 pitches, with 61 going for strikeouts. He now has a 4.81 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 63.2 innings. Unfortunately for Jones and Greensboro, the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead. Cameron Junker allowed four runs in the eighth. Oliver Mateo tossed a scoreless ninth in the 5-4 loss. Greensboro got homers from Yoyner Fajardo (his fifth), Dariel Lopez (12th) and Eli Wilson (second) but they were all solo shots. Their other run scored on a balk. Wilson also added two singles.

LOW-A: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

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Game Time: 12:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Luis Peralta (0-4, 7.89)

  • Final Line:  3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 SO

Notable Performances:

Tucupita Marcano 0-for-3, BB

Jase Bowen 1-for-4

Tsung-Che Cheng 1-for-4, 3B, RBI

Deivis Nadal 0-for-4

Jasiah Dixon 1-for-4, 2 SB

Angel Basabe 0-for-2, BB

Game Recap:

Luis Peralta has been on the development list since his last start on May 24th when he got knocked out of the game in the second inning. He had an incredible 41 strikeouts in 21.2 innings at that point, but it came with a 1.98 WHIP and a 7.89 ERA. He returned strong, going three scoreless on one hit, one walk and five strikeouts. He threw 27 of 37 pitches for strikes. Yoelvis Reyes followed in the fourth and retired all six batters he faced. Wilkin Ramos came on in the sixth and allowed an unearned run. Mitchell Miller gave up one run in two innings, and Dante Mendoza threw a scoreless ninth for his third save, lowering him to a 1.48 ERA. Bradenton won 3-2 and the difference in the game was a fifth inning passed ball that allowed two runs to score. Tsung-Che Cheng then followed with his fourth triple, giving the Marauders three runs in the inning. Cheng’s triple was the only extra-base hit of the game for either side. Tucupita Marcano played his first rehab game and he went 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored.

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skliesen

Jones and Peralta pitch a combined 10 innings and only gave up 1 BB?!!! Amazing!

Hoping a new day as dawned for both of these highly talented, but wild arms!

emjayinTN

Jones has had 14 Starts at GBO and is within 3 innings of what he threw in Bradenton last year. He will turn 21 in August – is it too aggressive to bump him up to Altoona for his next start. In addition to the 0 Walks and 9 K’s, he also posted an 8/1 GO/FO rate.

Gorski is hitting HR’s at Altoona at the same rate as Jack Suwinski did before his call-up. We have a shortage of RH hitting OF, and especially one who can legitimately play all 3 OF positions, and hit for power. With what he has done at A+ and AA in his first 100 AB, and being a college draft who is now 24, maybe a promotion to AAA? I know that is really stretching it for the Pirates, but they have done some very aggressive things this year.

skliesen

I doubt Pirates are in a hurry to promote either Jones or Gorski anytime soon. And I’m certainly not in favor of doing anything to upset the apple cart for Jones. I say let him continue to build upon this start and build more confidence.

As for Gorski, I think he will be given a chance next year to be a regular in Pittsburgh.

ArkyWags

Does Jones’ overall performance warrant a promotion? I don’t think so.

AdministrativeSky236

Agreed, the stuff would play, of course. However, his stuff hasn’t been able to coverup his deficiencies in control and command, so he still has more to prove at this level. If he can show the ability to be a pitcher instead of a thrower for the next few weeks, then maybe he gets the boost towards the end of the season

ArkyWags

Exactly. This is an encouraging step. But I think he needs a bunch of those to show more consistent control and command before he gets the bump to AA.

dbsteel

Bae should be up.

SufferinBuccotash

But Vanmeter and Newman need opportunities….

gosteelers69

100%

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tedwins

Ho Hum…Bae keeps rolling along, 2nd or top 5 in AAA in avg, runs, 3Bs, and 8th in OPS… we have something special coming up at some point 👏👏👏👏

gosteelers69

It’s time!

jeffw3000

Agreed. He has little to prove in AAA.

AdministrativeSky236

Wonder why peggy and sabol got pulled after just a few ABs, am i too optimistic hoping for promotions?

Wilbur Miller

Nothing in the play-by-play suggested anything happened to anybody. Maybe they’ll both go to Indy when all the rehab guys come back up. Then again, there’ll be younger players going back down, so I dunno.

AdministrativeSky236

Fair enough, I was thinking about the players moving up and not necessarily about any of the young guys going back down oops! Though I am hoping its roughly half moving back up and half DFA/staying at indy

Wilbur Miller

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Wilbur Miller

So . . . Davis seems OK now.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Been hit once since the 12th

SufferinBuccotash

Shhhhhhh….

Wilbur Miller

Swags gets in on the act.

Wilbur Miller

Great start for Jones today. 7 IP, 9 K.

agent00

pretty dominant start from jones today. 7ip. 4 hits. 1 run. 0 walks. 9 ks

Wilbur Miller

The new efficiency . . . literally.

chappy

How is Bae not ranked in top 100 prospects???

Where does he play when he is called up?

skliesen

2B

agent00

another lopez bomb! 11 so far this season

PirateRican21

My man!

Wilbur Miller

I’d like to see him get on a legit tear, not just plugging along all year.

agent00

yep me too. get that avg up to around .275. strikeout rate down to 25% or so

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Gorski bomb!!!! He might hit 40 this year

jimmyz

He might end up with a 30/30 season

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Went back to watch Tank’s HR. He’s definitely a step back, and looks like he’s even being pitched differently now. All the pitches were outer half, and he took this one oppo taco.

It’s reminiscent of when Polanco was something like 0 for 27 on pitches inside, and it took them 3/4ths a season to tell him to step back, and immediately it paid dividends.

AdministrativeSky236

I feel like in college maybe him crowding the plate scared a lot of pitchers into leaving things over the middle instead of just getting beaned in pro ball, just a theory though

Wilbur Miller

Really nice pitching for BRD today. Peralta is an interesting pitcher who just needs to throw more strikes. And Yoelvis Reyes made his full season debut with six up six down.

Wilbur Miller

And Tank went boom, which makes it a good day by itself.

joesolo6181

where is Escotto and Mojica? they seemed to have disappeared.

Wilbur Miller

I wouldn’t want to see the boxscores if I were them, either.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I’m beginning to become very intrigued by the Development List. Giving guys a little break, work on some things, and then letting them get back into it. One game, but appears to have been very efficient for Peralta

AdministrativeSky236

Especially if they have revamped the whole development process, I can absolutely see how it could be helpful. If they were just going to have guys take lazy grounders and hit 75 mph BP every single day then i would have a different tune

agent00

send martin there

Wilbur Miller

They probably find some guys listen and some don’t. Peralta looks like he listened.

Wilbur Miller

Marcano in the lineup for BRD. He’s one of the few injured guys I want back.

Luis Peralta returning from the development list (aka detention) today.

Underwood about to start rehab.

Wilbur Miller

Peralta gave up a hit and a walk to the first two hitters, but thru three that’s it. No runs, five Ks.

PirateRican21

“Detention “ 😂

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