Pirates farm report for July 9, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 44-44) is on all-star break. Right-handed pitchers Mitch Keller (6-3, 3.32), Montana DuRapau (1-1, 1.93) and Dovydas Neverauskas (1-1, 2.31) and right fielder Trayvon Robinson (.322) were selected for the International League All-Star game Wednesday night.
Next: Thursday at Columbus (Indians), 7:05 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 47-38) is on all-star break. Three Curve players were selected for the Eastern League All-Star Game: right-handed pitchers Beau Sulser (7-0, 1.33) and Pedro Vasquez (6-1, 2.58 with Altoona) and C Jason Delay (.254). The game is Wednesday night.
Next: Thursday at Erie (Tigers), 6 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 47-40) were swept by Lakeland (Tigers) in a doubleheader. The Marauders dropped Game 1, 4-2. SS Oneil Cruz (.279) hit a fourth-inning solo home run. LF Lolo Sanchez (.177) had two hits and an RBI. RHP Max Kranick (5-7, 3.97) threw a six-inning complete game despite taking the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits, three strikeouts and a walk.
The Flying Tigers took Game 2, 3-1, despite Bradenton batters recording two of the three total hits in the game. CF Travis Swaggerty (.247) hit a sixth-inning solo homer for the Marauders’ lone run. LHP Joe Jacques (2-1, 2.63) took the loss despite allowing one hit and two earned runs in four innings with a strikeout and three walks.
Next: Wednesday at Lakeland, 6:30 p.m.
GREENSBORO (Low-A, 54-33) won 5-4 over Kannapolis (White Sox). The winning run came home on a sacrifice fly from RF Jonah Davis (.163) in the top of the ninth inning. RHP Cristofer Melendez (2-0, 3.85) earned the win after throwing two hitless shutout innings of relief with three strikeouts and a walk. SS Connor Kaiser (.209) was 2 for 3 with two runs scored. CF Fabricio Macias (.273) drove in a run and scored once. RHP Colin Selby (3-2, 3.14) allowed just one earned run in a five-inning no-decision with four strikeouts, three walks and seven hits surrendered.
Next: Wednesday at Kannapolis, noon
WEST VIRGINIA (Short season-A, 12-10) was late.
Next: Wednesday vs. Aberdeen (Orioles), 6:35 p.m.