Pirates minor league report: Aug. 8, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 64-51) defeated Lehigh Valley (Phillies), 4-3 after a walkoff hit by CF Jason Martin (.238), scoring RF Eric Wood (.243) for the winning run. C Ryan Lavarnway (.302) went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs. RHP Nick Kingham (4-2, 2.73 ERA) started, allowing two runs on six hits in five innings with two strikeouts and walks in a no-decision. RHP Michael Feliz (2-0, 10.80 ERA) recorded the victory after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. Next: Thursday vs. Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 60-51) lost 2-1 to Trenton (Yankees). LF Tyler Gaffney (.190) knocked in the Curve’s lone run on a eighth-inning single. SS Cole Tucker (.247) finished 0 for 2 with two walks. He has two hits in his last 28 at-bats. RHP Dario Agrazal (3-3, 2.81 ERA) recorded the loss, allowing two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts in six innings. Next: Thursday at Trenton, 7 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 50-58) fell 3-2 to Charlotte (Rays). The Marauders outhit Charlotte, 7-5 and had seven more at-bats with runners in scoring position. The Stone Crabs were 0 for 2 in that situation, and Bradenton was 2 for 9. C Jason Delay (.266) finished 1 for 4 with an RBI. RF Bligh Madris (.243) went 2 for 4 with an RBI and has 80 hits in 92 games. RHP Mike Wallace (4-9, 5.10 ERA) allowed three runs on five hits with two strikeouts and a walk in six innings in the loss. Next: Thursday vs. Tampa (Yankees), 6:30 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Low-A, 56-53) was postponed with a makeup date yet to be announced. RHP Travis MacGregor (1-4, 3.43 ERA) is Thursday’s expected starting pitcher against Greensboro (Marlins). Next: Thursday at Greensboro, 5:30 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Short Season-A, 18-34) lost 3-2 to State College (Cardinals) after a passed ball by C Grant Koch with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth. SS Connor Kaiser (.213) and LF Edison Lantigua (.250) each batted in a run while CF Daniel Amaral (.226) and RF Brett Kinneman (.245) each went 2 for 4. RHP Nicholas Economos (2-2, 2.89 ERA) did not allowed an earned run on five hits in five innings with seven strikeouts and two walks in a no-decision. RHP Will Gardner (0-1, 2.25 ERA) recorded the loss along with a blown save. Gardner let up two hits with two walks and a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings. Next: Thursday at State College, 7:05 p.m.
WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 42-32) won 3-1 at Joliet in 12 innings. CF James Harris (.319) went 2 for 5 with an RBI, a run scored and stole his 24th base of the season. Next: Thursday at Joliet, 8:05 p.m.