Pirates minor league report: Aug. 28, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 65-70) won 7-4 over Toledo (Tigers). The Indians led 5-1 after three innings. 1B Will Craig (.250) went 2 for 4 from the plate with two RBIs and a run scored. Craig has 74 RBIs this season. 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (.266) was 2 for 2 with a double, an RBI and two runs. It was Hayes’ 53rd RBI this season. 2B Cole Tucker (.265) finished 1 for 3 with a triple and two runs scored. RHP James Marvel (6-0, 2.91 with Indianapolis) got the win despite giving up two home runs with three runs allowed on six hits, four strikeouts and a walk in six innings. RHP Geoff Hartlieb (4-1, 2.50) earned his third save this season after throwing two scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts, a walk and a hit allowed.
Next: Thursday vs. Toledo, 7:05 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 68-67) beat Akron (Indians), 8-1. LHP Sean Brady (5-12, 4.32 with Altoona) earned the victory after allowing just one run in seven innings with three strikeouts, a walk and a hit given up. LF Chris Sharpe (.218 with Altoona) hit a fourth-inning, two-run homer to give the Curve a 5-1 advantage. Sharpe has 11 homers and 38 RBIs in 63 games this season. 2B Adrian Valerio (.183) hit a RBI double in the fifth inning. 1B Jerrick Suiter (.235) went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run.
Next: Thursday vs. Akron, 6 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 72-62) lost 9-4 to Palm Beach (Cardinals) after being outhit 15-6. The Marauders trailed 6-1 by the end of the fourth inning. RHP Nicholas Economos (6-4, 2.67) was responsible for the defeat after allowing eight runs on 12 hits in 51/3 innings with five strikeouts. RF Cal Mitchell (.251) went 2 for 5 with a two-run homer. Mitchell has 15 homers and 64 RBIs in 117 games this season. SS Rodolfo Castro (.247) scored twice and batted in a run.
Next: Thursday vs. Palm Beach, 6:30 p.m.
GREENSBORO (Low-A, 77-56) won 6-4 over Rome (Braves). The Grasshoppers trailed 4-3 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning before a two-run triple from 2B Ji-Hwan Bae (.324) scored the tying and go-ahead runs. CF Fabricio Macias (.284) followed up with an RBI single to give Greensboro a two-run lead. Macias finished 2 for 4 with three RBIs, and Bae went 2 for 4 with three RBIs but also added two runs. RHP Mike LoPresti (1-0, 8.40) recorded the win despite giving up three runs in two innings of relief with three strikeouts and three hits allowed. RHP Winston Nicacio (2-2, 2.64) failed to collect a win despite giving up just a run in six innings with four strikeouts, a walk and five hits allowed. RHP Will Gardner (3-1, 3.06) earned his fourth save this season.
Next: Thursday vs. Rome, 7 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Short season-A, 37-33) lost 8-7 in 10 innings to Batavia (Marlins) after giving up four runs in the last two innings. RHP Garrett Leonard (2-2, 4.76) was tabbed with the defeat after allowing two earned runs, four total, in the last three innings with five strikeouts and a walk. LF Fernando Villegas (.296) hit a three-run double in the third inning to give the Black Bears a 3-1 lead. 2B Cory Wood (.239) and RF Matthew Frazier (.241) each collected two hits and drove in a run. RHP Michael Burrows (2-3, 4.74) gave up three earned runs in four innings with seven strikeouts, a walk and four hits allowed in a no-decision.
Next: Thursday vs. Batavia, 10:05 a.m.
WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 35-57) fell 9-6 to River City. The Wild Things trailed 8-3 after three innings. LHP Nick Wegmann (6-8, 3.84) earned the loss after allowing seven runs in three innings with four strikeouts and two walks. C Cody Erickson (.272) hit a two-run homer for his sixth this season. RF Hector Roa (.289) finished 3 for 5 with a double, three RBIs and two runs along with a stolen base.
Next: Thursday at River City, 6:35 p.m.