Pirates minor league report: Friday, June 8, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 31-27) beat Pawtucket (Red Sox), 8-1. SS Max Moroff (.210) hit a grand slam, his third homer of the season. The Indians also got homers from Jacob Stallings (.294), his first, and Kevin Kramer (.262), his eighth. Kramer had three hits. Starter Clay Holmes (4-3, 4.00) got the win, giving up one earned run and striking out seven in six innings.
Next: Saturday at Pawtucket, 6:15 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 29-27) beat Hartford (Rockies), 4-3. 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes (.270), 1B Will Craig (.231), C Jin-De Jhang (.306) and 2B Stephen Alemais (.272) had doubles, with Craig finishing with two RBIs. CF Jason Martin (.326) hit a two-run homer in his 2-for-3 performance. Starting LHP Cam Vieaux (1-0, 1.29 ERA) got the win, pitching seven innings, giving up one earned run with seven strikeouts. RHP Tate Scioneaux (1-1, 3.24 ERA) closed out the last two innings for the save.
Next: Saturday vs. Hartford, 6 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 30-25) beat Tampa (Yankees), 10-9. The Maruaders were outhit 19-7, scoring four in the fifth. SS Jung Ho Kang (.381) doubled and brought in two runs. 3B Alfredo Reyes (.300) and RF Bligh Madris (.250) had a double each. Reyes added an RBI and a stolen base. C Arden Pabst (.275) went 2 for 4 with a double, a three-run homer and four RBIs. RHP Matt Eckelman (4-0, 2.61 ERA) got the win in relief, going two innings, giving up no runs with three strikeouts.
Next: Saturday at Tampa, 6:30 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Low-A, 31-26) beat Hickory (Rangers), 4-0, in the first game of their doubleheader. RF Calvin Mitchell (.337) went 3 for 3 — all singles. 2B Rodolfo Castro (.219) and DH John Bormann (.286) doubled in their only hits of the game, with Bormann driving in a run. Starting RHP Cody Bolton (2-0, 0.00 ERA) went 4 1⁄3 innings, giving up two hits with seven strikeouts in the no-decision. RHP Beau Susler (3-3, 2.95 ERA) got the win in relief, throwing 2 2⁄3 perfect innings, striking out five. The Power completed the sweep with a 2-0 win in the nightcap. RHP Samuel Reyes (1-0, 0.00) threw two scoreless innings to get the win in his first appearance with the Power.
Next: Saturday at Hickory, 6 p.m.
WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 16-9) beat Joliet, 8-4. DH Carter McEachern (.294) and 3B Mike Hill (.235) had doubles in their lone hits of the game, with Hill adding three RBIs. LF Roman Collins (.302) went 2 for 4 with a a solo homer. Starting RHP Chase Cunningham (1-2, 3.18 ERA) pitched seven strong innings, giving up one earned run on two hits with nine strikeouts. RHP Davis Adkins (3-1, 0.79 ERA) got the win in relief, going two-thirds of an inning, giving up an unearned run and striking out two.
Next: Friday vs. Joliet, 7:05 p.m.