Pirates minor league report: Aug. 7, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 63-51) won 12-5 over Lehigh Valley (Phillies). The Indians exploded for 18 hits and came alive late, scoring six sixth, one in the seventh and three in the eighth. SS Kevin Newman (.306) had a day, going 5 for 5, hitting for the cycle, including two doubles, and added three RBIs. C Jacob Stallings (.290) went 4 for 5, also hitting for the cycle, and also had three RBIs. 2B Kevin Kramer (.301) went 1 for 5 with a double and RF Eric Wood (.243) went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs. Starting RHP Tyler Eppler (12-5, 3.67 ERA) pitched 6.1 innings, giving up four earned runs and struck out five, getting the win.
Next: Wednesday vs. Lehigh Valley, 1:35 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 60-50) beat Trenton (Yankees), 5-1. 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes went 3 for 5 with two runs score and one RBI. 1B Will Craig also went 3 for 5 with one run scores, a double a trible and two RBIs. Logan Sendelbach improved to 4-2 after going 41/3 innings and allowing just one hit.
Next: Wednesday at Trenton, noon
BRADENTON (High-A, 50-57) lost 4-0 to Charlotte (Rays). The Marauders struggled to get anything going with the bats, getting outhit 11-3, with no extra base hits, and failed to get a runner into scoring position. CF Jared Oliva (.281), SS Adrian Valerio (.241) and LF Bligh Madris (.240) all singled with their only hits. Starting RHP Pedro Vasquez (0-1, 5.40 ERA) took the loss, pitching just 3.1 innings, giving up two earned runs and striking out four. Former Blackhawk high school player Brendan McKay (3-2, 3.06 ERA) got the start for Charlotte, pitching five shutout innings with five strikeouts.
Next: Wednesday at Charlotte, 6:35 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Low-A, 57-52) beat Greensboro (Marlins), 8-1, in six innings after a rain delay to start the game. C Deon Stafford hit a home run, and Fabricio Macias, Jesse Medrano and Kyle Watson all went 1 for 2.
Next: Wednesday at Greensboro, 7 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Short Season-A, 18-33) lost 1-0 to Batavia (Marlins). There was not much offense in this one, Batavia outhitting the Black Blears 6-3. LF Daniel Amaral (.217) went 1 for 4 with a single and had a stolen base. 3B Mike Gretler (.271) and 2B Zack Kone (.227) each added a single, Gretler going 1 for 4 and Kone 1 for 3. Starting RHP Osvaldo Bido (2-5, 4.73 ERA) took the loss despite pitching five strong innings, giving up one earned run and striking out nine.
Next: Wednesday at State College (Cardinals), 7:05 p.m.
WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 41-32) beat Joliet, 5-2. RF Roa (2 for 4, one RBI, one triple) and 1B Simonetti (2 for 4, one run scored) led the way for the Wild Things.
N ext: Wednesday at Joliet, 8:05 p.m.