ShareThis Page

Pirates minor league report: June 21, 2018

| Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:30 a.m.

Minor League Report


INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 38-31) defeated Norfolk (Orioles), 5-3. RHP Nick Kingham (4-1, 2.06) had six strikeouts, a walk and three runs allowed on six hits in six innings to earn the victory. RHP Bo Schultz (0-1, 1.08) recorded his third save. Fifth-inning doubles from SS Kevin Newman (.309) and 1B Erich Weiss (.248) gave the Indians the lead. Newman hit a line drive to center field, scoring LF Max Moroff (.231) and C Ryan Lavarnway (.303). Weiss followed with a shot to right, knocking in Newman. Weiss entered the game for 2B Adam Frazier (.200) who was called up =after the Pirates placed OF Corey Dickerson on the family medical emergency leave list. 3B Kevin Kramer (.273) added a two-run homer in the sixth to add cushion to Indianapolis' lead. Kramer and Weiss finished 2 for 4. Newman went 3 for 5.

Next: Thursday vs. Norfolk, 7:05 p.m.

ALTOONA (Double-A, 35-30) split a doubleheader with Richmond (Giants). Both games ended 5-1 with Altoona winning Game 1. The Curve batters produced 12 hits in the opener with LF Bryan Reynolds (.254) finishing 3 for 4 with a double and RBI. SS Cole Tucker (.240) went 2 for 3 with a run. RHP Mitch Keller (8-2, 3.00) threw six innings without giving up an earned run, striking out four batters, walking one and allowing up four hits. The Curve was held to just two hits in Game 2. The lone Altoona run came on a fourth-inning double from Reynolds, who went 1 for 3. LHP Sean Keselica (2-1, 3.74) was pulled in the first inning after giving up four runs on three hits and three walks.

Next: Thursday at Richmond, 6:35 p.m.

BRADENTON (High-A, 35-30) won 9-1 over Clearwater (Phillies). RHP Luis Escobar (5-5, 4.06) threw six scoreless innings with six strikeouts, two walks and two hits to earn the win. 1B Lucas Tancas went 2 for 4 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. The home run was a three-run blast to left and part of a nine-run second inning, which included two homers and two run-scoring doubles. 2B Alfredo Reyes (.306) finished 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs. SS Adrian Valerio (.251) finished 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI.

Next: Thursday vs. Fort Myers (Twins), 6:30 p.m.

WEST VIRGINIA (Low-A, 37-29) are to return to action after the Low-A All-Star break Thursday against Hickory (Rangers). The Power have yet to announce a probable starting pitcher to face Hickory's RHP Noah Bremer (1-1, 4.43).

Next: Thursday at Hickory, 7 p.m.

WEST VIRGINIA (Short Season-A, 2-4) won 4-3 over Batavia (Marlins). LF Edison Lantigua (.400) went 2 for 4 with three RBIs. CF Michael De La Cruz (.214) went 3 for 4 with two runs scored. RHP Alex Manasa (1-0, 2.19) had four strikeouts, three walks, and two runs on four hits in 6 13 innings to earn the victory. RHP Miguel Hernandez (0-0, 8.31) recorded his first save.

Next: Thursday vs. State College (Cardinals), 7:05 p.m.


WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 23-11) was delayed because of rain and did not finish in time for this edition.

Next: Thursday vs. Traverse City, 7:05 p.m.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me