Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – June 15th

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Feb 26, 2015; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Willy Garcia (73) poses for photo day at Pirate City. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Double-A Altoona Curve

The Altoona Curve went 4-3 over the last week. The Curve collected a win over the Erie SeaWolves on Monday and then they dropped two of three in Reading to the Fightin’ Phils, including a strange 18 inning game. The Curve then took two of three from the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Eastern League Western Division standings:

Altoona Curve – 37-24

Bowie Baysox – 34-28

Richmond Flying Squirrels – 32-28

Akron RubberDucks – 31-30

Harrisburg Senators – 27-35

Erie SeaWolves – 21-39

Players that stood out:

Willy Garcia extended his hitting streak to 19 games on Sunday. He went 11 for 33 with one home run and five RBIs and scored four runs. He is now batting .314 for the season. On Monday Willy was promoted to AAA Indianapolis!  

Angel Sanchez collected his seventh and eighth wins of the year. He now leads the team with eight wins and 49 strikeouts. He is the first Eastern League Pitcher to reach eight wins. Following his win on Sunday, it was reported that Sanchez had been called up to Triple-A Indianapolis.

  Josh Bell saw his average drop slightly over the past week to .316 while collecting six hits, three walks, and four RBIs. Josh also hit his third home run of the season.

Max Moroff raised his average slightly to .310. He collected nine hits, including one home run and five RBIs. He now has a six-game hitting streak.

Stetson Allie had nine hits, including two home runs and four RBIs and saw his average climb to .221. He also struck out nine times.

Jacob Stallings went five for 16 this week. He collected five RBIs and one home run, scored three runs, and stole a base. Jacob was behind the plate for all 18 innings in Thursday’s loss. On Friday, during a blow out loss, he was brought in to pitch to the last batter in the top of the ninth and got him to fly out to left.

Adam Frazier managed nine hits, a home run, and five RBIs. He is now hitting .349.

Gift Ngoepe scattered eight hits, including a home run and four RBIs, and is now batting .270.

Jose Osuna had eight hits, five RBIs, and nine strike outs. He is batting .352.

Jason Creasy suffered a loss this week but still has seven wins and 33 strikeouts for the season.

Chad Kuhl suffered a loss this week as well. He sits second on the team with 48 Ks. His record sits at 4-2 after going 1-1 over the past week and striking out 11.

John Kuchno picked up the save in Sunday’s win despite allowing four hits and one run.

Yhonathan Barrios had been the team leader in saves with ten. However, he was recently called up to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Injury report:

Tyler Glasnow remains on the Disabled List with a sprained right ankle.

 A look at next week:

The Curve are enjoying an off-day Monday before they head to Akron to face the RubberDucks in a three-game series. The Curve then return home for five games against the Harrisburg Senators, which includes a double-header on Saturday.

We now heat up as we head south for a look at the Advanced A Bradenton Marauders.

Next: Fly South to Bradenton