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Pirates Farm Report

By: Mike Vukovcan
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A couple of Class AAAA baseball teams posted important wins last week, while two of the most talented softball pitchers in the WPIAL continued their dominance.

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When talking about the Pirates minor league pitching talent, not many people bring up right-hander Phillip Irwin. By the end of this season, Irwin might be pitching his way into that conversation. Here’s the Monday night Pirates Farm Report.

PIRATES FARM REPORT:

Bradenton (High A) beat Charlotte, 4-0:
*SP Phillip Irwin: 7 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (2.08 ERA in 9 starts) Irwin was 21st round pick in 2009
*CF Robbie Grossman: 2-3, 3 runs, 2 walks (.274 average)
*C Ramon Cabrera: 2-5, 2 RBI (.315 average)
*3B Elevys Gonzalez: 2-5, RBI (#35) (.315 average)
*LF David Rubenstein: 2-4 (.321 average) 11th round pick in 2008

Indianapolis (AAA) beat Syracuse, 6-4:
*SS Chase d’Arnaud: 2-4, 2 runs, 3B (#5), RBI (#21) (.280 average)
*2B Brian Friday: 3-4, 3 doubles (#11), 2 RBI (.248 average)
*1B Matt Hague: 1-4, 2B, RBI (#30) (.308 average)
*PH Alex Presley: 1-1, 3B (.339 average)
*SP Brian Burres: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER (3.86 ERA)
*RP Tim Wood: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 K (2.96 ERA)

West Virginia (Low A) lost to Delmarva, 10-7:
*SS Andrew Maggi: 2-5, 2B (.224 average)
*LF Dan Grovatt: 2-4, 2 runs, 2B (.297 average)
*1B Chase Lyles: 2-3, RBI (.286 average)
*DH Elias Diaz: 2-4, 2 RBI (.214 average)
*SP Zack Von Rosenberg: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR’s allowed

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