Pirates minor league report: Aug. 7, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 56-57) was postponed because of inclement weather. The game is to be made up Thursday as part of a doubleheader.
Next: Thursday doubleheader at Norfolk (Orioles), Game 1 at 12:05 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 57-58) split a doubleheader with Richmond, winning the first game 4-3 in 10 innings but falling 1-0 in the final game. RHP Joel Cesar (3-4, 3.86 with Altoona) recorded the win in Game 1 after a hitless, scoreless 10th inning. RF Bligh Madris (.257) went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored. C Arden Pabst (.211) hit a fifth-inning, two-run double. SS Oneil Cruz (.212 with Altoona) was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI. The Curve was held to three hits in Game 2. LHP Sean Brady (3-11, 4.51 with Altoona) and RHP Matt Eckelman (1-4. 3.19 with Altoona) held the Flying Squirrel to two hits. Brady went six innings with four strikeouts, two walks and an unearned run on two hits in the loss.
Next: Thursday vs. Richmond, 6:30 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 62-51) was swept by Charlotte in a doubleheader, losing 2-0 in Game 1 in eight innings and 3-2 in Game 2. The Marauders lost the first game on a walk-off, two-run homer after being held to one hit. RHP Gavin Wallace (4-6, 3.61) pitched a complete game in the loss, giving up two runs on two hits with six strikeouts and a walk in 71/3 innings. Bradenton lost the second game on a walk-off RBI single. LHP Joe Jacques (3-2, 2.70 with Bradenton) recorded the defeat after giving up the winning run on one hit in two-thirds of an inning. LHP Ike Schlabach (3-1, 2.61) threw the first two innings with three strikeouts, two walks and no runs allowed on a hit. 1B Mason Martin (.258 with Bradenton) hit a sixth-inning, two-run homer.
Next: Thursday vs. Dunedin (Blue Jays), 6:30 p.m.
GREENSBORO (Low-A, 68-45) was idle. RHP Alex Manasa (8-3, 3.67) is expected to start Thursday night.
Next: Thursday vs. Asheville (Rockies), 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 31-44) lost 2-1 to Joliet. The Wild Things led for most of the game after RF Hector Roa (.289) hit a second-inning solo home run. Roa finished 2 for 4 with a triple. Washington maintained the advantage until the ninth inning when RHP Zach Strecker (1-5, 1.23) gave up the tying run on a walk and the inning run on an RBI sacrifice fly. Strecker finished with two walks, an unearned run allowed and no hits in one inning. RHP Michael Austin (5-7, 4.45) threw eight innings with an unearned run on four hits with three strikeouts in a no-decision.
Next: Thursday at Florence, 12:05 p.m.