Video: Gerrit Cole Gives Up Bomb, Gets Five Strikeouts, Pirates Minor League Stats


Indianapolis had a big five-run second inning and got some serious work from their bullpen.  Gerrit Cole went two innings and threw 63 pitches while striking out five and giving up one run on a solo-blast.

The Tribe have won five straight.

Altoona was rained out against the Akron Aeros at Canal Park.  Altoona now returns home on Thursday to open up with Harrisburg at 6:30 p.m.  So let’s look at LamboMania again in case you missed it.

The Altoona Curve got some serious production from Andrew Lambo who hit for the cycle. Some quotes from the MiLB site.

“Honestly, I thought I walked on a close call and then [the umpire] called it a strike, but I wasn’t thinking about [the cycle],” the California native said. “I got the head out and the guy threw a good pitch; fortunately, I got the barrel on the ball and it took off. I came back to the dugout and it kinda hit me, ‘Wow, I did the cycle in four at-bats.’ It was a pretty cool night, I’m definitely happy. As a team, we put it to them tonight.”

Lambo missed most of last year after he had surgery on his right wrist. He is crushing the ball with Altoona and just missed a cycle on April 6. Lambo’s numbers are all listed below…gotta love the ten hits.

"“It was a great individual night, but also a great team night,” said Lambo. “I definitely won’t forget it. I’ve never done that, period, so it’s definitely a big accomplishment."

Bradenton went to extra innings and they lost in the bottom of the tenth.  The Marauders are still looking for their first victory.  Box score is here.   Gregory Polanco had a double, Alen Hanson a single–and his fifth error of the young season.

West Virginia is now 1-6 on the season, but are finding out that when Josh Bell connects it goes for extra bases.  Bell is slugging .500 on the year and blasted his first homer of the year- a three-run bomb.   Five errors in the game last night didn’t help the cause.    Stetson Allie had another double last night that plated Bell who had two hits on the night–his bomb and a double.   Clay Holmes walked four.