Prospect Watch: Double No-Hitter!; Malcom Nunez with the Walk-Off Winner

All of the teams are in action today. Night games for the full-season teams and day games for the short-season. I’ll fill in the TBDs as they become available. Here’s a tweet in case you missed it on Twitter:


Prospect Watch: Big Game for Nick Gonzales in Altoona Win


Game Time: 7:05 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Jerad Eickhoff (5-4, 4.39)

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

Notable Performances:

Ji-hwan Bae 1-for-3, BB, SB

Diego Castillo 0-for-4

Cal Mitchell 0-for-4

Travis Swaggerty 1-for-4

Carter Bins 2-for-4, 2B

Game Recap:

Indianapolis lost 3-0, with all three runs scoring against starter Jerad Eickhoff in his five innings of work. Cam Alldred, John O’Reilly and Cam Vieaux combined for four scoreless innings.

Ji-hwan Bae returned. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and his 21st stolen base, serving as the DH. The Indians had six hits in the game. Carter Bins singled and hit his 12th double. That was the only extra-base hit. The team went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.


Game Time: 6:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Cristofer Melendez (1-0, 6.48)

  • Final Line:  2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO

Notable Performances:

Carmen Mlodzinski 4 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

Jared Triolo 2-for-4, HR, RBI, BB

Nick Gonzales 1-for-4, BB

Endy Rodriguez 3-for-5, 2B, RBI

Malcom Nunez 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB

Liover Peguero 0-for-4

Connor Scott 0-for-4

Matt Fraizer 2-for-4, HR, RBI

Game Recap:

Altoona won 8-5 on a walk-off three-run homer from Malcom Nunez. Cristofer Melendez got the start and breezed through two scoreless innings. Carmen Mlodzinski followed with five runs on nine hits and a walk in four innings. He now has a 4.94 ERA in 82 innings, with 88 strikeouts. Brad Case followed with 2.1 shutout frames on one hit, three walks and two strikeouts. Colin Selby recorded the last two outs and picked up the win. Jared Triolo led off the bottom of the first with his eighth home run. Matt Fraizer hit a solo homer in the second, his sixth home run. Aaron Shackelford had a two-run single in the third. Endy Rodriguez singled in a run in the seventh, one of three hits he had on the night. Triolo reached base three times and scored three times.


Game Time: 7:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Nick Garcia (3-4, 4.38)

  • Final Line:  6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

Notable Performances:

Hudson Head 2-for-3, BB

Dariel Lopez 1-for-3, RBI, HBP

Jase Bowen 0-for-3, RBI

Game Recap:

Greensboro had zero offense going until the top of the ninth inning when they scored three runs for a 3-1 win. Starter Nick Garcia allowed one run on three hits and three walks, lowering him to a 4.20 ERA in 94.1 innings. Matt Eckelman tossed two no-hit innings for the win, and Cristian Charle tossed a scoreless ninth for the save.  Greensboro had nine base runners in the game, but five of those runners were the first five batters in the top of the ninth. They scored their runs on singles by Dariel Lopez and Yoyner Fajardo, and the third came in on a Jase Bowen sacrifice fly. Hudson Head reached base three times on two singles and a walk.


Game Time: 6:30 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Luis Peralta (0-5, 6.46)

  • Final Line:  5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 SO

Notable Performances:

Tsung-Che Cheng 2-for-4, 2B, BB

Sergio Campana 0-for-5, 5 K

Jack Brannigan 1-for-4, RBI, BB

Bubba Chandler 0-for-5

Game Recap:

Starter Luis Peralta had an outstanding night, with none of his usual control issues and his usual amount of strikeouts. He went five scoreless on one hit, one walk and nine strikeouts. He has a 5.82 ERA this year, which comes with 86 strikeouts in 51 innings. Bradenton lost this game 6-5 in ten innings after losing a 5-0 lead, with the game getting tied in the eighth on a grand slam. Cy Nielson walked all three batters he faced, then Wilkin Ramos allowed the grand slam. Bradenton earned this loss at the plate with 20 strikeouts, including five by Sergio Campana. Tanner Tredaway did something you almost never see by singling in three runs. Jack Brannigan singled in one run. The other run scored on a wild pitch. Tsung-Che Cheng reached three times, including his 21st double.


Game Time: 12:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Antwone Kelly (0-1, 2.95)

  • Final Line:  4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 SO

Notable Performances:

Braylon Bishop 0-for-3, BB

Enmanuel Terrero 0-for-4

Alexander Mojica 1-for-2, 2B, RBI, BB

Game Recap:

Four Pirates pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout on Thursday, as the Pirates won 5-0.  Starter Antwone Kelly lowered his ERA to 2.42 with four shutout frames and five strikeouts. Owen Sharts got his first pro win with a scoreless fifth. However, he walked two batters, giving him 26 walks in ten innings. Michell Miliano tossed three no-hit innings with four strikeouts. Jaycob Deese handled the ninth in his second pro appearance. The Pirates pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts. This game was scoreless until the fifth when Franreilis Bastardo brought home a run with a sacrifice fly. In the seventh, Alexander Mojica doubled in a run. A bunt single by Jesus Castillo brought in a run, then he scored on a two-run homer by Bastardo. Castillo took over the league lead in average with a .366 mark. There are just five days left in the season.


Game Time: 11:00 AM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Jonathan Salazar (0-4, 5.68)

  • Final Line: 0.2 IP,  0 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO

Notable Performances:

  • See game recap

Game Recap:

Starter Jonathan Salazar made his third start of August and after getting knocked out of the game in the first inning, he has pitched just three total innings this month. He didn’t allow any hits this time, but three walks and errors contributed to two unearned runs and his third straight shortened start. Dioris Valdez tossed 3.1 innings without a hit and Hader Blanco tossed two no-hit innings, as the Pirates lost 2-0 without either team collecting a hit. There were a total of 11 walks in the game. The Pirates walked four times, two by Daje Morales and two by Ewry Espinal. Morales was caught stealing and picked off, so he was erased each time he reached base.


Game Time: 11:00 AM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Alberto Saba (3-0, 3.12)

  • Final Line: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

Notable Performances:

Yordany De Los Santos 1-for-3, 2B, BB, 2 SB

John Zorrilla 0-for-0, 4 BB, 2 Runs, SB

Eddy Rodriguez 1-for-4, 2B, RBI

Gustavo Armas 0-for-2, BB

Roinny Aguiar 0-for-1, 2 BB

Ruben Vizcaya 0-for-1, 2 BB, RBI

Game Recap:

The Pirates won 9-3 in the seven-inning contest. Starter Alberto Saba allowed two runs in three innings. Patricio Ress picked up the win with one run in three innings. The Pirates trailed 2-0 early. In the second, a run scored on a wild pitch, then another on a bases loaded walk to Ruben Vizcaya. A sacrifice fly/double play brought in another run. A wild pitched scored the fourth run, then Eddy Rodriguez hit an RBI double. Another bases loaded walk and a double play added two runs. In the sixth, Wesley Zapata tripled in a run, then Yordany De Los Santos doubled in a run. De Los Santos also stole two bases, giving him 15 doubles and 14 steals. John Zorrilla walked in all four trips to the plate. He scored twice and stole a base. The Pirates walked 13 times.

Before the regular game, the Pirates Gold played the final 1 1/2 innings of a suspended game from July that they ended up win 4-2. Due to Keneth Quintanilla starting that game then returning to the mound when the game resumed, he got credited with a complete game. Here’s the boxscore, with the note that all of these stats are now up to date as of July 21st, so the stats like average/OPS etc from today’s regular game will look much different at the end of the game.

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If 3 strike outs is golden and 4 is platinum, is 5 a Palladium sombrero?


Looks like good Peralta showed up tonight … or the umpire is an ex-pitcher. Lots of Ks in that game.


Oh Mlod…

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Triolo en fuego.

Solid AB by Nicky G. Just missed pulling second pitch for a HR down LF line. Ended up hitting a long flyout to RF just short of the wall.

Wilbur Miller

Stupid sh*t here in the FCL. Bastardo hit one out, so after two were out the Braves’ pitcher beaned Custodio. He left but seemed OK, apart from being incensed. Probably do a concussion exam. This is BS anywhere, but in rookie ball?

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Wilbur Miller

Sharts in and it’s painful, as always. Ten pitches two strikes so far.

Wilbur Miller

Antwone Kelly’s looking really good today. He’s thrown a lot of FBs by people. The two hits so far were cue shots.

Braves aren’t good, so some caution is in order.


The cactus looks pissed because they made him wear a mask….


The Pirates organization is always living in the past so the mask fits!

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