Pirates minor league report: June 12, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 32-29) defeated Toledo (Tigers), 5-2. 3B Jung Ho Kang (.000) went 0 for 4 and is 0 for 8 with three strikeouts in two games played with Indianapolis. The Indians scored all five of their runs in the third inning, and Toledo scored both of its in the sixth. 2B Adam Frazier (.250) and RF Jose Osuna (.328) kicked off the scoring with one-run doubles from each, which led to a five-run inning. RHP J.T. Brubaker (4-2, 3.13) earned his fourth victory this season with five strikeouts, two walks and two runs on six hits in 5.1 innings.
Next: Wednesday vs. Toledo, 1:35 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 30-28) won 12-3 over Binghamton (Mets). 1B Will Craig (.241) led the way offensively for the Curve, going 3 for 5 with a three-run homer, a one-run double and five RBIs. CF Jason Martin (.332) and 2B Logan Ratledge (.136) also homered, with Ratledge hitting a three-run shot of his own and Martin sending a solo shot over the fence. Both came in the fourth inning. RHP Eduardo Vera (1-0, 2.57) struck out five batters and gave up three runs on six hits in seven innings pitched for his first victory this season.
Next: Wednesday at Binghamton, 6:35 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 32-28) split a doubleheader with Florida (Braves). In Game 1, the Marauders were held to five hits from just three players as they were blanked 6-0. Bradenton avenged its loss in Game 2 with a 3-2 victory. LHP Enny Romero (0-1, 13.50) made his first rehab assignment appearance in Game 1 after being placed on the 10-day disabled list April 29. He was claimed off of waivers from the Nationals on April 14. He did not last the first inning, however, giving up a run on three hits in two-thirds of an inning. He was relieved by RHP Adam Oller (1-1, 3.10), who subsequently let up five runs, four earned, on seven hits in 4.1 innings. In the second game, RHP James Marvel (6-4, 4.09) pitched a complete game in a even-inning game to lift Bradenton past the Fire Frogs, 3-2. Marvel struck out seven and gave up one earned run on two hits. 2B Alfredo Reyes (.296) went 2 for 4, knocking in a run on a first-inning bunt and hitting a seventh-inning single. C Arden Pabst (.265) hit a double and batted in a run.
Next: Wednesday at Florida, 6:31 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Low-A, 32-28) beat Augusta (Giants), 7-5. Despite scoring seven runs, all of the Power's hits were singles, but three players produced two RBIs each. West Virginia opened the game with a four-run first inning and three-run second, giving them a 7-1 lead. C Deon Stafford Jr. (.291) started things off offensively with a two-run single in the first. He finished 2 for 3 with two RBIs. RHP Gavin Wallace (5-0, 3.49) remains undefeated after a six-inning outing with eight strikeouts and four runs given up on seven hits.
Next: Wednesday at Augusta, 7:05 p.m.
WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 18-9) finished its game at the Gateway Grizzlies late. RHP Chase Cunningham (1-2, 3.17) is the Wild Things' probable starting pitcher Wednesday morning against Gateway's RHP Dalton Shalberg (1-0, 5.40) Next: Wednesday at Gateway, 11:35 a.m.