Pirates minor league report: June 7, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 34-24) lost 3-1 to Toledo (Tigers) despite outhitting the Mud Hens, 9-4. RHP Dovydas Neveruaskas (1-1, 2.37) recorded the loss after allowing the tying and winning runs in the eighth inning — the lone inning he pitched — with a strikeout, a walk and two hits. RHP Mitch Keller (5-1, 3.10) pitched five scoreless innings to start the game with 13 strikeouts, three walks and a hit but did not record the decision. 1B Will Craig (.286) doubled for a 10th time this season. 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (.245) went 2 for 4 with a triple and a run scored.
Next: Saturday doubleheader at Toledo, Game 1 at 5:05 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 27-30) fell to Akron (Indians), 5-1. LHP Sean Brady (2-5, 6.22) recorded the loss after giving up five runs on 10 hits, including two home runs, with three strikeouts and a walk. The RubberDucks scored three runs in the first inning and compiled a 5-0 lead by the fourth. RF Bligh Madris (.244) went 2 for 4 with a triple and scored the lone Curve run in the bottom of the ninth on a single from SS Brett Pope (.202). Pope finished 2 for 4.
Next: Saturday doubleheader vs. Akron, Game 1 at 4:30 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 34-26) was defeated 5-4 by Dunedin (Blue Jays). RHP Ryan Valdes (1-1, 5.96) was tabbed with loss after allowing the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth. Valdes finished with an earned run on a hit in 11/3 innings of relief with three strikeouts and a walk. C Drew Stafford (.258) went 2 for 3 at the plate with a solo home run, a triple and two runs scored. DH Daniel Amaral (.278) went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. 3B Dylan Busby (.199), LF Chris Sharpe (.291) and SS Chase Lambert (.175) each doubled once. RHP Max Kranick (4-5, 4.30) did not record a decision after throwing the first six innings with a run surrendered on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
Next: Saturday vs. Dunedin, 6:30 p.m.
GREENSBORO (Low-A, 39-22) was swept by Lakewood (Phillies) in a doubleheader, losing both contests 2-1. In Game 1, RHP Alex Manasa (6-1, 3.31) went six innings in a complete-game defeat with two runs allowed on four hits, two walks and four strikeouts. 2B Rodolfo Castro (.254) drove in the single Grasshoppers run with a line-drive RBI triple in the first inning. Greensboro was held to three hits in Game 2, all singles. RHP Conner Loeprich (1-3, 3.34) recorded the loss in Game 2, giving up two runs on four hits in five innings with two strikeouts and three walks. 1B Michael Gretler (.210) went 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Next: Saturday at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.
WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 9-17) was shut out by Florence, 4-0. RHP Troy Terzi (0-1, 4.50) earned the loss after allowing two runs on six hits in four innings with a strikeout and two walks. 2B Saige Hughes (.375) and DH Mikael Mogues (.333) each doubled once for the Wild Things’ only extra-base hits.
Next: Saturday vs. Florence, 7:05 p.m.