Pirates minor league report for July 18, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 47-48) lost 15-5 to Syracuse (Mets). RHP Eduardo Vera (5-8, 6.64) gave up seven runs in four innings, including two home runs, to earn the loss with three strikeouts, four walks and nine hits allowed. LF Darnell Sweeney (.292) went 2 for 3 from the plate with a double and a fifth-inning solo home run. 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (.257) had two hits and two RBIs. 2B-RF Jake Elmore (.353) was 3 for 5 with a double and two runs. PH-SS Cole Tucker (.282) went 1 for 2 with a run. SS/2B Erik Gonzalez (.189) finished with a hit, a RBI and three strikeouts. RHP Dovydas Neverauskas (1-1, 4.76) allowed seven runs in two innings of relief.
Next: Thursday vs. Syracuse, 7:05 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 50-42) won 5-2 over Trenton (Yankees). RF Logan Hill (.282 with Altoona) was 2 for 3 at bat with a double, four RBIs and a run. CF Jared Olivia (.278) was 2 for 3 with two triples, a RBI and three runs scored. RHP Angel German (3-3, 4.99) was tabbed with the win after pitching a hitless shutout seventh inning with a strikeout. LHP Brandon Waddell (2-1, 2.67) threw 5 1/3 innings, giving up five runs on eight hits with eight strikeouts and three walks in a no-decision. RHP Matt Eckelman (1-2, 3.48) recorded his 18th save this season.
Next: Thursday at Bowie (Orioles), 7:05 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 51-43) defeated Clearwater (Phillies) 7-3 in 10 innings. The game was tied, 1-1, heading into extra innings before Clearwater scored twice followed by a six spot from the Marauders in the 10th inning. LF Lucas Tancas (.278) and CF Travis Swaggerty (.245) each hit RBI singles to tie the game at three, leading to a walk-off grand slam from RF Cal Mitchell (.254). Tancas finished 4 for 5 with a solo home run, two RBIs and two runs. LHP Ike Schlabach (2-0, 2.78) recorded the win after pitching a scoreless two-thirds of the 10th inning with a strikeout. RHP Nicholas Economos (4-3, 2.01 with Bradenton) did not record a decision despite allowing just a run in seven innings with seven strikeouts, a walk and two hits surrendered.
Next: Thursday vs. Clearwater, 6:30 p.m.
GREENSBORO (Low-A, 59-36) won 11-1 over Hagerstown (Nationals). RHP Osvaldo Bido (11-5, 3.58) earned the victory after giving up a run in five innings with four strikeouts, a walk and four hits allowed. The Grasshoppers hit five home runs, including two in each the second and fourth innings, as Greensboro tallied a 8-0 advantage through four frames. LF Justin Harrer (.225) went 2 for 4 with a three-run homer, a double and two runs scored. DH Jonah Davis (.208 with Greensboro) finished with two hits, including a solo home run and a double, as well as two RBIs and a score in five at-bats. RF Jack Herman (.250) was 2 for 3 with a solo home run, two RBIs and two runs. RF Fabricio Macias (.297) had two hits with a solo homer and two scores.
Next: Thursday at Augusta (Giants), 7:05 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Short season-A, 16-15) beat State College (Cardinals), 4-1. 2B Cory Wood (.250) and RF Matthew Frazier (.231) each batted in a score. The Black Bears scored two runs on a balk and a throwing error after LF Matt Gorski (.184) stole second base. RHP Cameron Junker (2-0, 2.89) picked up the win after throwing 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief with six strikeouts, two walks and a hit allowed. RHP Michael Burrows (2-1, 3.38) failed to record a decision after giving up a run on seven hits with a strikeout in 3 2/3 innings. RHP Garrett Leonard (1-0, 2.08) earned his fourth save this season after throwing three hitless shutout innings with four strikeouts.
Next: Thursday vs. State College, 6:35 p.m.