Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Stats: Kyle McPherson Gets Lit Up
By Tom Smith
Indianapolis lost 7-6 as Kyle McPherson allowed seven runs before the second inning was over. It’s hard for me to even recall when McPherson has pitched this poorly–the command just isn’t there–yet. Something is whacked. Kyle Waldrop allowed the bases drunk inheritance to all score and count on McFear’s line. The Indians bullpen didn’t allow a run, but the Tribe offense struckout 13 times as they couldn’t put together enough offense to ever regain the lead.
Altoona dropped Jameson Taillon’s debut last night by providing him absolutely no run support. Taillon fired strikes over his six innings pitched, but gave up a solo bomb and another run in the five hits he allowed. Taillon struckout ten, but also walked three. Matt Curry had two doubles for the Curve.
Bradenton has a really difficult time fielding the baseball. The Marauders haven’t won a game, losing again last night in extra innings. Willy Garcia was the big stick with a three hit night, including a double and a homer. Gregory Polanco and Dan Gamache each added two hits. Alen Hanson just missed a walkoff homer in the tenth, per Tim Williams of P2–that would have been cool.
Matt Benedict was the starter and gave up three runs in 5.2 IP. Goose Eggs has given up 14 hits in his 8.2 innings pitched this year.
The Power won the suspended game with some big days from names you know well. Josh Bell had four hits including two doubles, Stetson Allie added a pair including a double and his third bomb of the year.
The second game was shortened to seven innings. But the Power still put up eleven hits with Stetson Allie, Eric Wood, and Walker Gourley all having multi-hit days. It’s pretty cool to see Stetson Allie with a 1.085 OPS and slugging .667. Josh Bell has eleven hits with eight going for extra bases! So much for the people that thought he would stay in extended to start the season. John Kuchno was rocked for six earned runs over his four innings pitched.