Pirates minor league report: July 26, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 52-51) lost 4-1 to Rochester (Twins). 1B Hunter Owen (.235 with Indianapolis) was 2 for 3 from the plate with a solo home run in the third inning. LHP Cam Vieaux (3-2, 5.50 with Indianapolis) recorded the defeat after giving up four runs in four innings, including three home runs, with four strikeouts, a walk and six hits surrendered. SS Erik Gonzalez (.200) went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts. RHP Yefry Ramirez (1-3, 4.22 with Indianapolis) threw four scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts, a walk and a hit.
Next: Saturday at Rochester, 7:05 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 52-50) lost 5-3 to Richmond (Giants). The Curve led 3-1 after two innings before the Flying Squirrels scored four unanswered runs, including three runs in the sixth inning and a score in the seventh. 3B Robbie Glendinning (.271 with Altoona) led the Curve offensively, going 2 for 2 at the plate with a three-run homer and two walks. LHP Sean Brady (3-9, 4.85 with Altoona) gave up five runs in seven innings with six strikeouts and nine hits allowed in a losing performance.
Next: Saturday vs. Richmond, 6 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 56-47) lost 3-2 to St. Lucie (Mets). 1B Mason Martin (.250 with Bradenton) went 2 for 4 with two solo home runs. Martin has five homers and 12 RBIs in 16 games with Bradenton as well as 93 RBIs in 98 minor league games this season. RHP Samuel Reyes (1-4, 3.29 with Bradenton) was dealt the loss after giving up two scores on three hits in 22/3 innings of relief with four strikeouts. RHP Max Kranick (6-7, 3.79) allowed an earned run in 51/3 innings with four strikeouts and three walks in a no-decision.
Next: Saturday vs. St. Lucie, 6:30 p.m.
GREENSBORO (Low-A, 62-41) won 7-3 over Kannapolis (White Sox). DH Jack Herman (.270) went 3 for 4 with a two-run homer, four RBIs and two runs scored as well as a stolen base. RF Fabricio Macias (.289) finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs. RHP Colin Selby (4-3, 3.04) earned the victory after allowing a run in six innings with five strikeouts and four hits given up. CF Jonah Davis (.214 with Greensboro) was 2 for 5 with two doubles and two runs. RHP Yerry De Los Santos (3-1, 1.85) recorded his eighth save this season.
Next: Saturday vs. Kannapolis, 7 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Short season-A, 21-18) lost 2-1 to State College (Cardinals). RHP Alex Rennard (0-3, 8.78) earned the defeat and blew a save opportunity after allowing two runs, one earned. Rennard gave up the tying score and the winning run on a walk-off RBI single. Rennard lasted 21/3 innings with a strikeout and two walks. RHP Jesus Valles (0-1, 4.19) threw six scoreless innings with three strikeouts, a walk and seven hits surrendered in a no-decision. 1B Will Matthiessen (.230) produced the lone Black Bear run on a sixth-inning RBI single. LF Mat Gorski (.222) went 2 for 4 with a double.
Next: Saturday at State College, 7:05 p.m.
WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 26-38) lost 4-2 to Schaumburg. LF J.J. Fernandez (.277) hit a fourth-inning RBI double. Fernandez has 11 doubles and 31 RBIs in 62 games this season. RHP Michael Austin (4-7, 5.03) was responsible for the loss after allowing four runs on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 72/3 innings.
Next: Saturday vs. Schaumburg, 7:05 p.m.