In The System: Carmen Mlodzinski Leaves With Injury, Fabricio Macias Goes Yard For Indianapolis
|Photo Credit: Greensboro Grasshoppers|
There was plenty of action going on throughout the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. The major league team split both games of a double header against the New York Mets, how did the rest of the system fare?Here is a rundown of the July 10 games.
Indianapolis Indians 11, Columbus Clippers 1
It's been a crazy week for Fabricio Macias. He jumped from High-A Greensboro all the way up to Indianapolis, and after not registering a hit in his first two games, the 23-year old Macias has been toting a hot bat.
PRIMER HOME RUN DE MACÍAS— Beisbolpuro (@Beisbolpuro) July 11, 2021
El saltillense Fabricio Macías se fue de 5-3 con tres remolcadas, producto del primer cuadrangular de su carrera en la sucursal Triple A de @Pirates.#LaCasaDelRey
He collected three more hits Saturday, including a three-run home run as the Indians cruised to a 11-1 victory over the Clippers. Dee Strange-Gordon also hit a two-run home run, and has gone deep on his only two hits of the season.
Beau Sulser earned his fourth win of the season, throwing seven shutout innings, striking out seven batters along the way.
Altoona Curve 2, Akron RubberDucks 3
Baseball can be a weird game at time. The Curve recorded 10 hits and drew another eight walks but only managed to score twice. The first run was scored after Mason Martin grounded into a double play. The other was on a wild pitch. Both runs were scored by Ji-Hwan Bae, who also stole his seventh bag of the year.
Omar Cruz started the game and struggled with his control, issuing four walks on the night. The command forced him out of the game after just 4 2/3 innings.
Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Asheville Tourist 3
After a great start to the season, including showing amazing control, Carmen Mlodzinski seemed off on Saturday. He hit a batter and issued four walks through 3 2/3 innings - he had just 10 walks on the season going into the game. It all made sense when he was lifted from the game, with some saying they saw him favoring his shoulder area as he left.
Jared Triolo went 2-for-4 with two doubles, one of which walking the game off in the bottom of the tenth inning, winning things for the Grasshoppers. He also swiped his 11th bag, with Lolo Sanchez also adding two to his season total (15,16) as the Grasshoppers continued their aggressive approach on the bases.
Bradenton Marauders 3, Clearwater Threshers 7
The Marauders only registered two hits on the day, but they made them count, as both Dariel Lopez (4th) and Alexander Mojica (6th) both went deep but it wasn't enough as they lost 7-3 to Clearwater.
Lopez's shot got things started right, getting the Marauders on the scoreboard in the first inning. After Maikol Escotto reached base on an error, Lopez hit his fourth homer on the season. Mojica would later go deep, a solo shot, in the eighth inning.
Adrian Florencio pitched five innings, struck out three but allowed four earned runs. His record now stands at 3-2 on the season.
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