Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – June 22nd
Feb 21, 2014; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Alen Hanson (63) poses for a photo at Pirate City. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Triple-A Indianapolis Indians
The Indianapolis Indians went 1-4 over the last week. This included a one and one split with the Durham Bulls. They also had one game rained out. After that series, they suffered a three-game sweep in Charlotte to the Knights.
International League West Division standings:
Indianapolis Indians – 42-28
Columbus Clippers – 39-32
Louisville Bats – 34-36
Toledo Mud Hens – 31-40
Players that stood out:
OF Willy Garcia was promoted to AAA Indianapolis from AA Altoona on Monday the 15th. In his first game as an Indian, he failed to get a hit and saw his hitting streak come to an end at 19 games. He had managed to pick up a hit in the past three games he had played in. He is currently batting .214 in Triple-A since being called up.
RHP Angel Sanchez was also called up to AAA Indianapolis from AA Altoona. In his first start for the Indians, Angel had a no decision as he went five innings and allowed four runs, including three home runs, two walks, and three strikeouts.
OF Jaff Decker collected two RBIs, five hits, three stolen bases, and one home run and scored two runs. He is now batting .305 on the season.
C Elias Diaz went three for twelve with a walk, four hits, and scored three times while raised his average to .284.
RHP Adrian Sampson continues to lead the team with 72 strikeouts. He suffered a loss this week after giving up just one run in seven innings but remains tied for the team lead with six wins.
RHP Blake Wood still leads the team with 18 saves. He only saw action in one game this past week, giving up two runs while striking out two.
RHP Radhames Liz picked up a loss after giving up a run in the twelfth inning of Saturday’s game. He walked three and struck out three in his two appearances during the past week.
RHP Wilfredo Boscan did not get a start this past week.
OF Gorkys Hernandez saw his average climb slightly to .280 while collecting five hits, two RBIs, one home run, and four walks.
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INF Steve Lombardozzi saw his batting average drop a bit to .303. He collected only two hits in fifteen at-bats. He also had a walk.
INF Brent Morel hit his fifth home run of the season and is now batting .237.
INF Pedro Florimon went two for 14 with two RBIs and a stolen base. He is now batting .235.
C Tony Sanchez struck out four times and saw his average slip to .209. He also saw his walk streak come to an end after eight straight games.
OF Keon Broxton kept his average at .186.
RHP Casey Sadler started two games and suffered a loss in each. He gave up a combined 17 hits and seven walks while striking out five.
LHP Clayton Richard didn’t see any action this week.
RHP Chris Volstad had a no decision Tuesday after going seven innings and striking out seven.
RHP John Holdzkom saw action in two games for a total of two innings, allowing just two hits and no walks while striking out three and picked up a win on Tuesday.
1B John Bowker is now batting .244 after collecting four hits last week.
INF Alen Hanson was added to the disabled list with a fractured left pinky.
P Brad Lincoln and C Wilkin Castillo both remain on the disabled list.
A look at next week:
The Indians head to Gwinnett for a four -ame series against the Braves who enter the series with a 33-35 record. Then the Indians head home for a three-game weekend series with the Syracuse Chiefs of the North Division. The Chiefs currently have a record of 24-47.
Next, we step down to Double-A Altoona.
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