Pirates minor league report: May 16, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 20-16) won 6-5 over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees). LF Trayvon Robinson (.355) was 2 for 3 with a two-run homer in the third as part of a three-run inning to give the Indians a 5-2 lead. RF Jose Osuna (.350) had two singles with two RBIs. RHP Alex McRae (4-2, 5.62) got the win after throwing five innings. He finished with four strikeouts, four walks and four earned runs allowed on six hits, including two home runs. 2B Kevin Kramer (.287) went 3 for 4 with a double and three runs scored. DH Lonnie Chisenhall (.208) was 2 for 4 with a double in his second game since returning to action on rehab assignment. Chisenhall has been on the injured list since March 28 due to a right index finger fracture. LHP Jake Brentz (0-1, 0.00) recorded his first save this season. Next: Thursday vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 11:05 a.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 19-19) defeated Binghamton (Mets), 9-8. The Curve trailed the Rumble Ponies, 5-0, after the first inning. LF Logan Hill (.280) went 3 for 4 with a solo home run and three RBIs. 3B Hunter Owen (.305) and C Jason Delay (.339) also homered. Delay hit a two-run shot in the second and Owen added a solo homer in the sixth. The Curve outscored Binghamton, 7-2 in the last four innings. LHP Sean Brady (1-3, 9.00) recorded the win with six runs allowed on 10 hits, two strikeouts and three walks. RHP Angel German (0-1, 7.62) earned his first save, pitching the last two innings. Next: Thursday vs. Harrisburg (Nationals), 6 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 22-16) beat Fort Myers (Twins) in 10 innings, 7-6. With the Marauders behind 6-5 in the bottom of the 10th, DH Randolph Gassaway (.150) reached on a bunt single to the pitcher and a throwing error by Miracle 3B Jose Miranda (.256) allowed 1B Lucas Tancas (.267) to score the tying run. CF Travis Swaggerty (.250) followed two batters later with a walk-off bases-loaded single. RHP Nick Mears (2-0, 1.50) picked up the victory with three strikeouts and no earned runs in two innings of relief. Swaggerty finished 3 for 5 with three runs scored. Next: Thursday vs. Fort Myers, 6:30 p.m.
GREENSBORO (Low-A, 24-13) split a doubleheader with Delmarva (Orioles), dropping Game 1, 3-2, but triumphing in Game 2, 4-1. RHP Osvaldo Bido (5-2, 2.58) recorded the loss after allowing three runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. Bido also struck out five and walked two. RF Brett Kinneman (.168) hit a two-run homer for the Grasshoppers. The Greensboro pitching staff held Delmarva batters to two hits en route to a Game 2 victory. RHP Colin Selby (0-0, 2.25) went four innings with five strikeouts and a run allowed on two hits, but did not record the decision. LHP Cam Alldred (1-0, 3.06) got the win after pitching scoreless frames in the fifth and sixth with three strikeouts. CF Jonah Davis (.125) was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs. RHP Yerry De Los Santos (0-0, 0.00) recorded his first save. Next: Thursday vs. Delmarva, 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 2-4) won 6-4 over Schaumburg. DH Trevor Abrams (.308) went 3 for 4 with a solo home run. 3B Wander Franco (.269) was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. RHP Michael Austin (1-0, 5.72) allowed two runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and four walks to earn the win. RHP Zach Strecker (0-0, 3.00) recorded his second save this season. Next: Thursday at Schaumburg, 11 a.m.