Down On The Farm

By: Mike Vukovcan
Pirates GM Neal Huntington

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Pirates Central
Shop for Pirates Gear
Buy Pirates Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- One of the Pirates top pitching prospects had a great game last night. We’ll tell you about him and check out the performances of other Pirate prospects.

Indianapolis (AAA) beat Toledo, 5-1
*Indy starter Rudy Owens pitched 7 innings, allowing 7 hits, 1 ER, 0 walks and 5 K’s. Owens threw 83 pitches, 58 of those were strikes.
*Indy OF Alex Presley went 3-4, and is batting .555 for the season.
*Joe Beimel (on a rehab stint) pitched a scoreless inning, striking out 2 batters.

Altoona (AA) lost to Akron, 6-5
*Altoona CF Starling Marte continued his hot start to the season by going 3-5. Marte is batting .429 for the season. I believe the 23 year old will be the next star to come out of the Pirates farm system. He’ll join Jose Tabata and Andrew McCutchen in the Pirates outfield.
*Altoona C Tony Sanchez went 1-5 (.267)
*Altoona starter Aaron Pribanic went 5 innings, allowing 5 hits, 3 runs, walking one and striking out 2 batters.

Bradenton (A) beat Jupiter, 11-8
*Bradenton 2B Jarek Cunningham went 2-5 (double and home run)
*Bradenton OF Evan Chambers went 2-5 (double) and is hitting .333 for the season
*Pirates C Chris Synder (rehab assignment) went 2-4 and is hitting .438
*Bradenton starter Nathan Baker went 6 innings, allowing 9 hits, 5 runs, walking one and striking out 4 batters.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,171 other followers