Wednesday’s action in the Pittsburgh Pirates system saw the Bradenton Marauders fall to 2.5 back in their race for the playoffs, with an elimination number of three. Seven players homered in today’s games, including Termarr Johnson, whose home run actually came yesterday.
PLAYER OF THE DAY
TERMARR JOHNSON, 2B, GREENSBORO
Johnson homered in the fifth inning of yesterday’s suspended game, giving Greensboro their lone run in a 1-1 tie. Without that, Greensboro would have lost. They did lose the game in the end, but Johnson led a few comebacks. After play resumed today, with the Grasshoppers down 3-1 in the seventh, Johnson doubled in a run. He later scored to tie the game on a Brenden Dixon RBI single. Johnson reached on a single in the ninth with Greensboro down one, and later scored the tying run as Luke Brown reached on a fielder’s choice. Greensboro lost the game 5-4. Johnson went 0-for-2 with two walks and two strikeouts in the second game, which went ten innings and saw Greensboro lose again.
NICK GONZALES, SS, INDIANAPOLIS
Gonzales went 1-for-4 with a home run, going back-to-back with Chris Owings in the third inning. He walked once and struck out three times, on a night when Indianapolis struck out 17 times total as a team.
ROANSY CONTRERAS, RHP, INDIANAPOLIS
Contreras pitched four innings, allowing two runs. Both runs came in the first inning on a two run homer. Contreras struck out the next two batters to close out the frame. In his next three innings of work, he allowed two more hits, didn’t walk anyone, and struck out two more.
MATT FRAIZER, CF, ALTOONA
Fraizer hit his eighth homer of the year in the first inning, a three run shot with one out to give Altoona an early lead. He picked up two hits on the day. Fraizer currently has a 12 game hitting streak, dating back to August 20th.
ANTHONY SOLOMETO, LHP, ALTOONA
Solometo pitched 4.1 innings, allowing one run on two hits. He didn’t walk anyone, and struck out three. The one run allowed was in the second inning, after a leadoff single followed by a triple. Solometo got a strikeout and two groundouts to strand the runner at third.
THOMAS HARRINGTON, RHP, GREENSBORO
Harrington’s outing came yesterday, and he left the game prior to Greensboro getting suspended with a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning. He might have returned for the sixth inning, had the game not been suspended by rain. Harrington pitched five innings yesterday, allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts.
MITCH JEBB, 2B, BRADENTON
Jebb hit his first home run in pro ball on Wednesday, going 2-for-4 on the day. This was his third multi-hit game in his last four games.
RODOLFO NOLASCO, LF, BRADENTON
Nolasco homered for the second fay in a row, the third time this month, and the 19th time this season. He went 2-for-4, knocking in three runs. Over the last two games, he has eight RBIs.
LONNIE WHITE JR., CF, BRADENTON
White hit his 11th double of the year in a two hit day. In 20 at-bats this month, he has four doubles and two home runs. He’s been hitting consistently since joining the Marauders in early July.
Wednesday’s Home Runs
- Chris Owings, CF, Indianapolis (12)
- Nick Gonzales, SS, Indianapolis (10)
- Matt Fraizer, CF, Altoona (8)
- Joe Perez, RF, Altoona (7)
- Termarr Johnson, 2B, Greensboro (5)
- Rodolfo Nolasco, LF, Bradenton (19)
- Mitch Jebb, 2B, Bradenton (1)
Wednesday’s Minor League Results
INDIANAPOLIS (60-72) VS Toledo
Score: Toledo 7, Indianapolis 2
Indianapolis Starter: Roansy Contreras, RHP (3.15)
–Line: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
Player of the Game: Chris Owings, CF (2-for-4, BB, HR , SB)
- Nick Gonzales, SS (1-for-4, BB, HR )
- Domingo Leyba, 3B (1-for-2, 2 BB)
ALTOONA (59-66) VS Harrisburg
Score: Altoona 5, Harrisburg 4
Altoona Starter: Anthony Solometo, LHP (4.35)
–Line: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR
Player of the Game: Matt Fraizer, CF (2-for-4, HR , 3 RBI)
- Joe Perez, RF (1-for-3, BB, HR )
GREENSBORO (65-59) AT Bowling Green
Game One Score: Bowling Green 5, Greensboro 4
Greensboro Starter: Thomas Harrington, RHP (3.80)
–Line: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR
Player of the Game: Termarr Johnson, 2B (3-for-4, 2B, HR , BB)
- Hudson Head, CF (1-for-2, 2 BB)
Game Two Score: Bowling Green 5, Greensboro 4
Greensboro Starter: Joshua Loeschorn, RHP (4.44)
–Line: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR
Player of the Game: Eddy Yean, RHP (2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K)
- Luke Brown, RF (1-for-3, BB, SB)
- Termarr Johnson, 2B (0-for-2, 2 BB)
BRADENTON (73-53) AT Fort Myers
Score: Fort Myers 6, Bradenton 5
Bradenton Starter: Wilber Dotel, RHP (3.09)
–Line: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 0 K, 1 HR
Player of the Game: Mitch Jebb, 2B (2-for-4, HR , 2 RBI, 2 SB)
- Rodolfo Nolasco, LF (2-for-4, HR , 3 RBI)
- Lonnie White Jr., CF (2-for-4, 2B)
- Drake Fellows, RHP (2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K)
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