Pirates minor league report: Aug. 30, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 71-65) lost 4-3 to Toledo (Tigers). The Indians fell short in a back and forth game, giving up the go ahead run on an RBI double in the top of the seventh. C Jacob Stallings (.285) went 3 for 4 with a double and scored a run. DH Eric Wood (.258) and RF Jerrick Suiter (.215) each added a double, Wood going 1 for 4 with one RBI and Suiter 2 for 4 with two RBIs. RHP Michael Feliz (2-1, 8.00 ERA) took the loss in relief, pitching the seventh, giving up one earned run.
NEXT: Friday vs. Louisville (Reds), 7:15 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 75-59) won 5-1 over Trenton (Yankees). Despite getting outhit 11-10, Altoona was able to limit Trenton to just one run in the top of the ninth inning. The Curve got ahead early, scoring three runs in the second inning and two in the third. SS Cole Tucker (.258) went 2 for 4 in the leadoff spot with a single and a double. 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (.279) followed him up with a couple of hits himself, going 2 for 3 with two singles, a walk, two RBIs and a stolen base. Starting RHP Scooter Hightower (2-1, 2.41 ERA) got the win, pitching five shutout innings, giving up five hits and striking out three.
NEXT: Friday at Bowie (Orioles), 7:05 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 55-72) lost 3-0 to Fort Myers (Twins). Bradenton held Fort Myers to just seven hits, while giving up all three runs in the bottom of the sixth but the Marauders had just one hit in the game. 3B Brett Pope (.254) had the lone hit, going 1 for 3 with a double. Starting RHP Evan Piechota (0-5, 5.28 ERA) had a quality start, pitching seven innings, giving up three earned runs while striking out three in the loss.
NEXT: Saturday at Tampa (Yankees), 3 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Low-A, 70-59) won 5-1 over Hagerstown (Nationals). The Power pulled out the win in a sloppy game, with Hagerstown outhitting West Virginia 6-4, but also commited four errors to the Power’s three. RF Calvin Mitchell (.283) went 1 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. 2B Rodolfo Castro (.235) added a double, also going 1 for 4, and had one RBI. Starting RHP Samuel Reyes (4-3, 2.72 ERA) got the win, pitching six strong innings, giving up just one unearned run on four hits and struck out seven.
NEXT: Friday at Charleston (Yankees), 7:05 p.m.