Pirates farm report
A look at how the Pirates’ farm teams fared in games played Saturday:
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 43-37) lost, 2-1, at Toledo (Tigers). Making his first start since being demoted, P Oliver Perez (0-1) went seven strong innings, giving up five hits, striking out 13 and walking two. His only miscue, which ultimately led to the loss, was a two-run home run given up in the seventh. The only run for Indianapolis came from 2B Craig Stansberry, who was 2 for 4 with a solo home run in the third.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 46-33) lost, 7-0, at home against Akron (Indians). Altoona could not produce at the plate, as six players went hitless and the others only got one hit apiece. The only extra-base hit came from LF Nyjer Morgan whose first double of the season came in the eighth inning. Taking the loss was P Wardell Starling (1-1), allowing three runs in five innings of work
LYNCHBURG (High Single-A, 2-6 second half) lost, 9-3, at Wilmington (Red Sox). Five players were held hitless by the Wilmington pitching staff. LF Michael Carlin and DH Juan Tejada were the only two Lynchburg players with two or more hits with Carlin going 3 for 4 and a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Taking the loss was Matthew Guillory (4-4), who gave up four runs in 21/3 innings while walking three batters.
HICKORY (Low Single-A, 4-6 second half) lost, 21-9, at Asheville (Rockies). CF Andrew McCutchen was 3 for 5 with a double, a home run, and three RBI, a triple away from the cycle. Starting pitcher Brian Holliday (1-6) was rocked for seven runs in 11/3 innings. The bullpen gave up a combined fourteen runs.
WILLIAMSPORT (Single-A short season, 4-6) lost, 3-0, at home against Mahoning Valley (Indians). Only three players recorded a hit and SS Angel Gonzalez had the only extra-base hit, a double in the sixth. With a scoreless tie in the seventh, P Dustin Molleken (0-1) gave up two runs and took the loss.
BRADENTON (Rookie, 6-4) won, 3-2, at GCL Reds. After CF Albert Leboy scored SS Jose De Los Santos in the first, the GCL Pirates never lost the lead, scoring again in the fourth and fifth. Winning P Emmanuel Marte (1-0) allowed one run on five hits.