Pirates minor league report: Aug. 24, 2017
Minor league report
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 71-58) won 10-2 over Louisville (Reds). The Indians mustered 15 hits and scored their 10 runs in the first four innings. RF Austin Meadows (.248) led the way offensively, going 3 for 5 with two doubles, a single and one RBI. 2B Erich Weiss (.267) went 2 for 4 with a double and added three RBIs. CF Christopher Bostick (.288) and LF Jordan Luplow (.338) also had a double each. SP Tyler Eppler (7-8, 5.06 ERA) had a quality start, pitching seven innings, giving up one earned run with six strikeouts, and earned the win.
Next: Thursday vs. Louisville, 7:05 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 68-60) beat Hartford (Rockies), 8-4. Right-handed SP Casey Sadler (1-3, 4.58) is scheduled to get the start for the Curve in Friday's series opener. RF Michael Suchy went 3 for 4 with a home run and scored twice. SS Cole Tucker went 2 for 4 with two doubles.
Next: Thursday vs. Bowie (Orioles), 6 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 66-57) beat Daytona (Reds), 9-6. DH Ty Moore had three hits, including a doubleand two runs scored. 1B Mitchell Tolman hit two home runs and collected four RBIs. Left-handed SP cam Vieaux (3-5, 4.19) is scheduled to get the start for the Marauders in Friday's game.
Next: Thursday at Daytona, 7:05 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Low-A, 61-63) won 7-0 over Charleston (Yankees) in seven innings for the first game of the doubleheader. The Power outhit Charleston, 12-2, in the game. SP Eduardo Vera (6-7, 3.50) was one out shy of a no-hitter, finishing with a two-hit complete-game shutout with six strikeouts. 1B Albert Baur (.290) dominated at the plate, going 4 for 4 with two doubles, two singles and one RBI. 2B Kevin Mahala (.225) and DH Henrry Rosario (.333) both had home runs. SS Adrian Valerio (.284) went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI. And RF Clark Eagan (.268) went 2 for 4 with a triple and one RBI. The Power lost 3-0 to Charleston in seven innings for the second game. They only were able to put together two hits in the game to Charleston's eight. Baur (.291) and C Brent Gibbs (.234) both went 1 for 3 with singles. SP Matt Eckelman (5-5, 4.81) took the loss, pitching five innings, giving up two earned runs with five strikeouts.
Next: Thursday vs. Charleston, 7:05 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Short Season-A, 35-26) won 6-4 over State College (Cardinals). The Black Bears used a big four-run first inning to build an early lead. They finished the game with 13 total hits. C Raul Hernandez (.280) had a big day at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a triple and two singles. And SS Brett Pope added a couple of base hits, finishing 2 for 4 with two RBIs. RHP Adam Oller (4-3, 1.91) got the win in relief, pitching 3 2⁄3 innings, giving up just one hit and one earned run with three strikeouts. LHP Blake Weiman (3.16 ERA) closed out the game, going 1-2-3 in the ninth, earning him his first save of the season.
Next: Thursday at State College, 7:05 p.m.
WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 45-40) won 6-5 over Schaumburg. The Wild Things were able to hold off a late surge from Schaumburg, taking a 6-2 lead into the ninth before ending it. SS Mike Hill (.221) went 2 for 2 with a double, single, two walks and two RBIs. And LF Bralin Jackson (.285) added a couple of hits, going 2 for 4 with one RBI. SP Ethan Gibbons (2-2, 5.42) got the win, pitching 6 1⁄3 innings, giving up two earned runs with three strikeouts. RHP Jake Eaton (1.80 ERA) got the Wild Things out of trouble, going one inning with no runs against, earning him the save.
Next: Thursday vs. Schaumburg, 7:05 p.m.