Prospect Watch: Ro Day Means K Day

Roansy Contreras fanned nine as the Pirates stretched out his non-service time . . . er . . . innings, in a four-inning outing.

The FCL Pirates were supposed to play at LECOM Park at 6:00pm, which isn’t something I’ve seen before.  The game, however, was called.  Not that it was raining; it rained a little but stopped before game time, with no more rain in sight, but FCL games generally are canceled for little reason.  As of an hour after game time, the always-alert MiLB.com still hadn’t caught on, but it was definitely canceled.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

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TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Game Time: 7:05pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Roansy Contreras

  • Final Line: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K

Notable Performances:

  • Hoy Park 2-5, HR (4)
  • Diego Castillo 2-4
  • Jack Suwinski 1-3, BB
  • Brendt Citta 2-4, 2B
  • Mason Martin 2-4, 2B

Game Recap:

Indianapolis (50-51) beat Louisville, 6-1.  Roansy Contreras started and went four, fanning nine.  He gave up three hits, no walks and a run.  He threw 60 pitches, 43 for strikes.  Nick Mears, Travis MacGregor and Joe Jacques combined for five scoreless innings despite walking six.  Mears struggled with his control in his rehab appearance; he walked two and struck out two before departing.  Hoy Park, Diego Castillo, Brendt Citta and Mason Martin each had two hits.  Park hit his fourth AAA home run, and Martin, Citta and Jared Oliva each doubled.  Martin is 7-for-13 in his last four games.  Jack Suwinski had a single and a walk.  Rodolfo Castro had a single but fanned four times.

DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE

Game Time: 6:00pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Kyle Nicolas

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

Notable Performances:

  • Jared Triolo 1-4, 3B
  • Blake Sabol 1-3, SF
  • Jeffrey Passantino 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
  • Brad Case 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Game Recap:

Altoona (48-51) edged Akron, 2-1, on a walkoff sacrifice fly in the ninth.  There wasn’t much offensive action in the game, as Akron had just three hits and Altoona two.  That was in spite of a rain delay with two out in the bottom of the second that got both starters out.  Kyle Nicolas worked two strong innings before then, allowing no hits and fanning four.  Jeffrey Passantino followed the stoppage with four, one-hit innings, and then Brad Case worked two hitless innings.  Akron finally got a run off Tahnaj Thomas in the top of the ninth.  At that point, Altoona’s only hit had been a seventh-inning single by Blake Sabol.  The Curve came back quickly, though, in the bottom of the ninth.  Grant Koch led off with a walk and Jared Triolo tripled.  After a walk, Sabol flied to center to score Triolo and end the game.

HIGH-A: GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

Game Time: 7:35pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Justin Meis

  • Final Line: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Notable Performances:

  • Luke Brown 1-4, 2B
  • Dariel Lopez 2-4
  • Abrahan Gutierrez 1-4

Game Recap:

Greensboro (43-55) scored twice in the first, but couldn’t do anything more and lost to Bowling Green, 5-2.  Justin Meis threw shutout ball for five innings, but gave up three runs in the sixth.  Eddy Yean gave up the other two.  The Hoppers had only five hits,  Dariel Lopez had two of them.  He scored one of the team’s runs and drove in the other.  Luke Brown doubled and scored the other run.

LOW-A: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Game Time: 7:00pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Valentin Linarez

  • Final Line: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

Notable Performances:

  • Tsung-Che Cheng 1-4, BB
  • Jase Bowen 2-5
  • Bubba Chandler 1-4
  • Deivis Nadal 2-4

Game Recap:

Bradenton (50-49) beat Fort Myers, 4-3, in ten innings.  Pinch hitter Juan Jerez drove in the free runner with a double to start the top of the tenth, then stole third and scored later on a wild throw by the catcher.  Valentin Linarez had a good start, giving up just two hits and an unearned run over six innings.  He has a 1.80 ERA in his last five starts.  Johan Montero gave up three walks, but only an unearned run, in one inning.  Wilkin Ramos worked the last three innings and gave up one run.  That one was unearned, too.  Jase Bowen and Deivis Nadal each had two hits.  Rodolfo Nolasco played for the first time in almost two weeks and had a single and two walks.  Bubba Chandler had an RBI single.

RK: FCL PIRATES

Game Time: 6:00pm — CANCELED

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: TBD

  • 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:

All recaps will be posted after the games are finished.

RK: DSL PIRATES BLACK

Game Time: 11:00am

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Jarlen De La Paz

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

Notable Performances:

  • Rodolfo De La Cruz 0-2, 2 BB
  • Ewry Espinal 2-4
  • Daje Morales 2-3, 2B

Game Recap:

The Black team (20-25) lost to LAD Bautista, 8-5.  Starter Jarlen De La Paz lasted only five batters, as he walked one and hit two.  Brandison Polanco and Hader Blanco had a tough time in relief, giving up seven runs combined, four earned.  A lot of the offense came in the last two innings, making the game look closer than it was.  Daje Morales and Ewry Espinal each had two hits.  Morales and Miguel Sosa each had a double.  Rodolfo De La Cruz walked twice and scored twice.

RK: DSL PIRATES GOLD

Game Time: 11:00am

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Gilberto Alcala

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

Notable Performances:

  • Yordany De Los Santos 1-3, 2 BB
  • Lennyn Nunez 2-2, HBP, SB
  • Jhonson Pena 2-2, 2 3B, BB
  • Rafael Mendez 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Game Recap:

The Gold team (30-14) beat the Angels, 6-3.  The score was tied 2-2 after the scheduled seven innings, but the good guys got four in the top of the eighth.  The biggest hit was a two-run triple by Jhonson Pena, his second three-bagger in the game.  He drove in three on the day.  Lennyn Nunez had two hits, reached on a hit batsman and stole a base before leaving for a pinch hitter.  Isaias Dipre had a double.  Starter Gilberto Alcala gave up just three hits over four innings, and was charged with two runs, one earned.  Rafael Mendez worked three scoreless innings to pick up the win, running his record to 6-0.  Yordany De Los Santos reached base three times.

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Mblee24

Peguero has an OPS under 700. Not sure why I hear so much about him being the future SS over Cruz. I know he’s young but still I feel like most of the guys that are supposed to be the future are struggling. But there are a decent amount of guys who no one talks about much who are hitting well.

skliesen

Does anyone know the magic day Roansy will no longer be Super 2 eligible? Sure would like to see him pitching where he belongs.

PirateRican21

Is there a reason why Nicolas only threw 31 pitches?

TNBucs

Rain delay

PirateRican21

Thank you!

ricramer

Martin seems to be turning a corner the past few games.

melkel

Ro with 9 K’s through 4

chappy

So do we know anything about where Plaz and Blanco have disappeared to?

Last edited 3 days ago by chappy
AdministrativeSky236

Was just about to ask the same!

jsandstrom

The MiLB TV site has Nicholas starting tonight in Altoona and Priester tomorrow

TNBucs

This makes more sense given that Nicholas started last Friday and Priester Saturday. However, I was hoping that it was a sign that they were getting Priester comfortable with fewer days of rest between starts in preparation of making the majors next season. It probably doesn’t matter much either way, though.

soberg2002

So Beede is pitching well in relief so might as well fix what is not broken by having him start a game. And then in order to keep Contreras’ inning count down he pitches innings in AAA instead for no conceivably good reason. WTF.

James_Robert5

Does that mean statcast data might be available for the FCL team?

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