Pirates farm report for July 1, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 42-39) won 7-6 over Louisville (Reds). The Indians scored all seven runs in two consecutive innings with three scores in the seventh inning and four in the eighth. 1B Will Craig (.255) hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and scored twice. LF Kevin Kramer (.272) went 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI and two. PH-RF Trayvon Robinson (.323) hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning. RHP Geoff Hartlieb (2-0, 3.43 with Indianapolis) picked up the win after throwing two innings of relief with a run allowed on a hit and a strikeout in his first game since being optioned to the Indians on June 29. LHP Cam Vieaux (2-0, 3.82) took a no-decision after giving up three runs in 4 2/3 innings with six strikeouts, three walks and five hits. LHP Blake Weiman (0-1, 5.14) recorded his third save.
Next: Tuesday at Louisville (Reds), 7 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 43-37) defeated Akron (Indians), 5-4. The Curve trailed 4-2 before scoring three runs in the eighth inning on RBI doubles by LF Chris Sharpe (.205) and 3B Robbie Glendinning (.338). Sharpe’s double scored two runs, and he finished 2 for 4 with three RBIs and a run. 2B Mitchell Tolman (.265) hit an RBI triple and scored twice. RHP Beau Sulser (7-0, 1.40) got the victory after throwing three scoreless innings with a strikeout and a hit allowed. RHP Cody Bolton (0-1, 7.71 with Altoona) gave up four runs in five innings, including two home runs, in a no-decision with three strikeouts, two walks and six hits. RHP Matt Eckelman (1-2, 4.08) recorded his 14th save.
Next: Tuesday at Akron, 7:05 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 44-36) won 3-2 over Jupiter (Marlins). RHP Gavin Wallace (2-3, 3.83) earned the win after allowing one earned run in seven innings with three strikeouts, two walks and seven hits. DH Dylan Busby (.228) was 2 for 4 with a sixth-inning solo home run. Busby has 17 home runs and 49 RBIs in 72 games. CF Travis Swaggerty (.223) went 2 for 4 with a double and a run. RHP Logan Stoelke (0-2, 9.17 with Bradenton) recorded his seventh save.
Next: Tuesday vs. Jupiter, 6:30 p.m.
GREENSBORO (Low-A, 51-30) beat Hagerstown (Nationals), 9-7. DH Mason Martin (.265) hit a grand slam, which was part of a five-run fifth inning. Mason finished 1 for 2 with three walks and has 21 home runs and 79 RBIs in 76 games. 2B Connor Kaiser (.211) drove in two runs. C Zac Susi (.187) was 2 for 3 with a RBI double and scored three times. RHP Conner Loeprich (2-3, 5.07) picked up the victory after throwing four innings with three earned runs, four strikeouts and three walks. RHP Steven Jennings (5-7, 5.07) did not figure in the decision after giving up three runs in four innings to start the game with two walks, three hits and no strikeouts. RHP Yerry De Los Santos (3-0, 1.69) earned his fourth save.
Next: Tuesday at Hagerstown, 7:05 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Short season-A, 9-8) lost 7-5 to Auburn (Nationals). CF Brett Kinneman (.200), C Elys Escobar (.214) and LF Luke Mangieri (.263) homered. Kinneman and Mangieri hit solo shots, and Escobar hit a two-run homer. RHP Alex Rennard (0-1, 8.53) took the loss after allowing three earned runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings of relief. RHP Winston Nicacio (2-1, 2.40) gave up one run in five innings with a strikeout, four walks and four hits.
Next: Tuesday at Auburn, 7 p.m.