Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report

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Oct 15, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; The lights are out during a power outage during game three of the American League Championship Series baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Class-A West Virginia Power

The West Virginia Power went 4-3 over the last week. They went 2-1 while hosting the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Then, the Power earned a 2-2 split in a four-game series on the road at the Rome Braves.

South Atlantic League Northern Division standings:

Hickory Crawdads – 36-20

West Virginia Power – 34-23

Hagerstown Suns – 29-27

Lakewood BlueClaws – 27-27

Kannapolis Intimidators – 27-30

Delmarva Shorebirds – 26-29

Greensboro Grasshoppers – 24-33

Players that stood out:

Michael Suchy had ten hits, four RBIs, walked four times, and had zero strikeouts this week. His average climbed to .259.

Jerrick Suiter went three for 16 with two walks. His average now sits at .302.

Elvis Escobar saw his average climb to .292 this week while collecting eight hits and three RBIs.

Taylor Gushue scattered six hits and raised his average to .231.

Connor Joe had five hits and raised his average to .217.

Austin Coley leads the team with seven wins and 57 strikeouts.

Stephen Tarpley picked up his third win of the season.

Nick Neumann notched his eighth and ninth saves of the season.

A look at next week:

The Power are enjoying an off day Monday before beginning a week long home stand. It kicks off with a three-game series against the Savannah Sand Gnats and then a four-game weekend series with the Augusta GreenJackets.

Next, we look at the newest member of the farm system in the Short Season A West Virginia Black Bears.

Next: Short Season, Short Drive