Pirates minor league report: Aug. 24, 2017
Minor league report
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 72-58) won 10-0 over Louisville (Reds). The Indians scored all of their runs in two innings: four in the fourth and six in the fifth. They held Louisville to three hits. C Jacob Stallings (.280) led the way offensively, going 3 for 4 with a couple of doubles, a single and three RBIs. And LF Austin Meadows (.252) went 2 for 4 with a couple of singles and a walk. SP Clay Holmes (10-5, 3.26 ERA) got the win, pitching six shutout innings, giving up just two hits with five strikeouts. RHP Brett McKinney (3.83 ERA) pitched three shutout innings, giving up just one hit with three strikeouts, earning him his first save of the season.
Next: Friday vs. Columbus (Indians), 7:15 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 69-60) won 2-1 over Bowie (Orioles). The Curve were down 1-0 going into the fifth inning before scoring twice. SP Casey Sadler (2-3, 3.91) pitched a gem, throwing a complete game, giving up one earned on seven hits with seven strikeouts. C Jin-De Jhang (.226) went 1 for 2 with a triple, walk and scored one of the team’s two runs. And CF Elvis Escobar (.282) went 2 for 3 with a couple of singles and scored the team’s second run. DH Jordan George (.291) and RF Michael Suchy (.207) were hitless in the game, but each had an RBI on a sacrifice fly.
Next: Friday vs. Bowie, 6 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 67-58) lost 7-5 to Daytona (Reds). The Marauders got off to a hot start, taking a 4-0 lead after two innings but struggled to score until the ninth, when it was too late. SS Stephen Alemais (.345) continued to dominate at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. And RF Kevin Krause (.281) went 2 for 3 with a double, single and walk. SP Cam Vieaux (3-6, 4.46) took the loss, pitching six innings, giving up five earned runs with two strikeouts.
Next: Friday vs. Jupiter (Marlins), 6:30 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Low-A, 62-64) won 2-1 over Charleston (Yankees). The Power were down 1-0 going into the bottom of the ninth before scoring a run on a sacrifice fly, followed by a walk-off base hit by Henrry Rosario. DH Rosario (.333) went 2 for 4 with a double, the walk-off single and one RBI. 2B Kevin Mahala (.221) was hitless in the game but brought in the first run in the ninth with a sacrifice fly, scoring 1B Albert Baur (.290). Baur was 1 for 4 with a single at the plate. RHP Pasquale Mazzoccoli (2-1, 1.66) got the win in relief, pitching two hitless innings with two strikeouts.
Next: Friday vs. Hagerstown (Nationals), 7:05 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Short Season-A, 35-27) lost 6-5 to State College (Cardinals). The Black Bears fell behind 6-0 in the first inning. LF Chris Sharpe (.242) went 2 for 4 with a triple and a single. 1B Lucas Tancas (.280) added a couple of hits, going 2 for 3 with a double and a single. And RF Bligh Madris (.273) went 1 for 5 with a double and one RBI. SP Sergio Cubilete (3-6, 4.71) was handed the loss, pitching six innings, giving up six earned runs with two strikeouts.
Next: Friday at Mahoning Valley (Indians), 7:05 p.m.
WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 45-41) lost 5-4 against Schaumburg after a rain delay to start the game. C Kyle Pollock went 2 for 4 with a Homer, two runs scored and two RBIs. Tyler Garkow took the loss, going six innings, allowing four earned runs on five hits and striking out nine. The Wild Things next head to Windy City in a three-game series. Windy City leads the season series 5-4.
Next: Friday vs. Windy City, 7:05 p.m.