Pirates minor league report: Thursday, June 7, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 30-27) won 8-0 over Rochester (Twins). CF Christopher Bostick (.326) and RF Jordan Luplow (.262) had three hits each. Bostick hit a solo homer, and Luplow had a double. SS Kevin Newman (.314) and 1B Wyatt Mathisen (.317) added doubles, with Mathisen adding two RBIs. LF Max Moroff (.208) hit a two-run homer on his lone hit. Starting RHP J.T. Brubaker (3-2, 3.09 ERA) pitched six shutout innings, giving up five hits with four strikeouts.
Next: Friday at Pawtucket (Red Sox), 7:05 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 28-27) won 1-0 over Reading (Phillies). The Curve won on a walk-off base hit by RF Tyler Gaffney (.143), scoring 2B Stephen Alemais (.271). CF Jason Martin (.321) went 2 for 4. Starting LHP Taylor Hearn (1-4, 3.63 ERA) pitched seven strong innings, giving up just four hits with nine strikeouts. LHP Sean Keselica (2-0, 1.96 ERA) got the win in relief, going 1 1⁄3 hitless innings with three strikeouts.
Next: Friday vs. Hartford (Rockies), 7 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 30-25) lost 4-3 against Florida (Braves). The Maruaders scored a run in the ninth but were unable to complete the comeback. DH Mitchell Tolman (.353) went 1 for 4 with a double, and LF Lucas Tancas (.239) hit a two-run homer. Starting RHP James Marvel (5-4, 4.37 ERA) pitched seven innings, giving up four runs, three earned, with three strikeouts.
Next: Friday at Tampa (Yankees), 6:30 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Low-A, 29-26) won 5-1 over Lexington (Royals). C Deon Stafford (.281) went 2 for for 4 with a double and an RBI. 3B Ben Bengtson (.209) and CF Ryan Peurifoy (.196) had doubles, with Bengston's driving in two. Starting RHP Gavin Wallace (4-0, 3.20 ERA) added to his hot start to the season, pitching eight innings, giving up one earned run with seven strikeouts.
Next: Friday at Hickory (Rangers), 5 p.m. (doubleheader)
WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 15-9) beat Traverse City, 23-1. The Wild Things scored 21 runs across the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. James Harris (.298), Mike Hill (.231) and Louis Mele (.167) drove in four runs each. Mele his his first homer of the season, a grand slam in the seventh. Harris also homered, his sixth. Kyle Pollock (.354) had four hits and two RBIs. Starting pitcher Daniel Garmendia (2-2, 2.57) pitched seven innings and gave up one unearned run on four hits.
Next: Friday vs. Joliet, 7:05 p.m.