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The Pirates game tonight was postponed due to rain. They will play a doubleheader tomorrow, so all of tonight’s action is on the minor league side. Altoona has been postponed as well. They will also play a doubleheader tomorrow.
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Starting Pitcher: Steven Wright 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
Ke’Bryan Hayes 0-for-3, BB
Kevin Kramer 0-for-2, BB, HBP
Anthony Alford 1-for-3, BB
Game Recap: Indianapolis showed no life on offense in a 3-0 loss to Omaha. Steven Wright started and he gave up two runs in 5.2 innings. He had a 1.00 ERA coming into this game. Austin Davis followed and retired all four batters he faced, three by strikeouts. Kyle Keller gave up a solo homer in the eighth, while striking out the other three batters in the inning.
Ke’Bryan Hayes continues his rehab while he waits for his 60-day injured list stint to expire. He went 0-for-3 with a walk in his fifth game with Indianapolis. He will still be with the team for at least a few more days before rejoining the Pirates ahead of his return on June 3rd. The Indians had just two hits, but they had plenty of chances to score. They also reached five times on walks and twice on hit batters, but they went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Kevin Kramer, Andrew Susac and Anthony Alford each reached base twice.
Game Recap: Postponed. Doubleheader tomorrow
Starting Pitcher: Michael Burrows 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO
Liover Peguero 0-for-4
Matt Gorski 1-for-4, 2B
Lolo Sanchez 2-for-4, 2B
Jared Triolo 1-for-4, 2B, RBI
Game Recap: Greensboro lost 3-2 to Wilmington on Friday night. Michael Burrows made his fourth start and it was a short one due to a high pitch count. He allowed just one run on three hits and one walk, while striking out seven batters. However, he threw 73 pitches (43 strikeouts) in his 3.2 innings of work. He now has a 1.13 ERA in 15 innings, with 25 strikeouts. Will Kobos allowed two unearned runs over three innings, while Austin Roberts tossed 2.1 scoreless frames. The three pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts.
Liover Peguero was back tonight from his knee contusion and he had a rough night, but the important part is that he was back in the lineup. He went 0-for-4 with two errors, including one in the seventh inning that cost the Grasshoppers the game. Greensboro did their scoring in the sixth inning with two outs, kicking things off with a solo homer from Aaron Shackelford, his sixth of the season. That was followed by back-to-back doubles from Lolo Sanchez and Jared Triolo. Matt Gorski also added a double. Both Sanchez and Gorski have six doubles this season.
Starting Pitcher: Domingo Gonzalez 4 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO
Sergio Campana 1-for-5
Hudson Head 0-for-2, 2 BB, HBP
Jase Bowen 3-for-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, HBP
Dariel Lopez 0-for-1, 3 BB
Sammy Siani 0-for-4
Alexander Mojica 0-for-3, BB
Eli Wilson 0-for-1, 3 BB
Game Recap: Jase Bowen had a night to remember in Bradenton’s 4-2 win over Palm Beach on Friday night. He homered in the first inning, singled home a run in the seventh to tie the score, then hit a two-run homer to walk it off in the bottom of the ninth. He had two career homers coming into the game. The Marauders had just two other hits in the game, but they had plenty of runners on base, with nine walks and two hit batters. Dariel Lopez and Eli Wilson each walked three times. Hudson Head reached base three times on two walks and a HBP. Ernny Ordonez made his season debut playing first base and he went 1-for-4 with a double.
Domingo Gonzalez got the start and allowed solo runs in the third and fourth innings before leaving for Steven Jennings. Both Jennings and Gonzalez threw four innings on five hits, no walks and six strikeouts, but Jennings was able to spread out the hits and throw shutout ball. Parker Brahms got the win with a scoreless ninth.