Pirates minor league report: July 31, 2019 | TribLIVE.com

Pirates minor league report: July 31, 2019


INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 55-53) won 6-4 over Toledo (Tigers). RF Kevin Kramer (.262) went 2 for 4 with a fifth-inning solo home run and two runs scored. DH Pablo Reyes (.286 with Indianapolis) was 2 for 3 with a two-run double and two runs. LF Jake Elmore (.352) finished 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. LHP Cam Vieaux (4-2, 5.49) gave up three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and a walk in five innings en route to victory. 1B Will Craig (.251) had two hits and scored twice. 2B Cole Tucker (.272) and SS Erik Gonzalez (.192) each went 1 for 5. LHP Jake Brentz (0-0, 5.87 with Indianapolis) recorded his eighth save this season. Next: Thursday at Toledo, 7:05 p.m.

ALTOONA (Double-A, 54-53) lost 7-2 to Trenton (Yankees). RHP Nicholas Economos (0-2, 9.00) was on the hook for the defeat after giving up six earned runs in 31/3 innings with a strikeout, a walk and nine hits allowed. CF Jared Olivia (.285) went 2 for 3 with an RBI. C Arden Pabst (.210) tripled and scored a run. Next: Thursday doubleheader at Trenton, Game 1 at 5 p.m.

BRADENTON (High-A, 58-48) was postponed because of wet grounds. The game is to be made up Thursday evening as part of a doubleheader. RHP Brad Case (3-3, 3.80 with Bradenton) is expected to start the opener for the Marauders. Next: Thursday doubleheader vs. Charlotte, Game 1 at 5 p.m.

GREENSBORO (Low-A, 64-43) won 5-4 over West Virginia (Mariners). The Grasshoppers scored four unanswered runs after trailing 4-1 through four innings. RF Jonah Davis (.213) hit a fifth-inning solo home run and scored twice. SS Connor Kaiser (.212) went 1 for 2 with an RBI double and two walks. LF Jack Herman (.263) was 2 for 5 with a double and two runs scored. RHP Winston Nicacio (1-1, 1.00 with Greensboro) earned the victory after throwing four scoreless innings of relief with seven strikeouts and two hits surrendered. RHP Steven Jennings (5-9, 5.04) gave up three earned runs, four runs total, in five innings with three strikeouts, a walk and four hits allowed in a no-decision. Next: Thursday at West Virginia, 7:05 p.m.

WEST VIRGINIA (Short season-A, 22-21) lost 3-1 to Staten Island (Yankees). The Black Bears were held to four hits. DH Blake Sabol (.263) batted in a run on a single in the sixth inning. 3B Jared Triolo (.232) doubled for the 12th time this season and scored a run. RHP Grant Ford (3-1, 3.05) recorded the loss after giving up an earned run, two runs total, on four hits with seven strikeouts and a walk in four innings. Next: Thursday vs. Staten Island, 6:35 p.m.

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