Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – July 13th

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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 2-5 over the last week. The Indians wrapped up their home series with the Louisville Bats Monday with a win. Then the Indians went to Louisville and only came away with one win in the three game series with the Bats. The Indians then headed to Columbus for a three game series with the Clippers. The Clippers swept the Indians.

International League West Division standings:

Indianapolis Indians – 52-39

Columbus Clippers – 50-41

Louisville Bats – 45-47

Toledo Mud Hens – 40-51

Players that stood out:

RHP Wilfredo Boscan was called up by the Pirates Sunday.

INF Gift Ngoepe  collected four hits and two walks and is now batting .258.

INF Alen Hanson kept his average at .290. He had eight hits, one RBI, two walks, and two stolen bases.

RHP Angel Sanchez suffered his first loss since being called up from Altoona. He allowed five hits, walked one, and had five strikeouts.

1B Corey Hart is still with the Indians on a rehab assignment. In fourteen at bats last week, he had just one hit and five strike outs. He is now batting .154.

RHP Chris Volstad suffered a loss while giving up two runs on six hits, three walks and two strikeouts.

OF Jose Tabata saw his average drop to .303 with just three hits, three strikeouts and four walks.

INF Brent Morel had eight hits, including a home run, four RBIs, one walk, and one stolen base and is now batting .262. He leads the team with nine home runs.

OF Willy Garcia  is currently batting .221 since being called up from Altoona. He had six hits, three RBIs and struck out five times.

OF Jaff Decker had three hits, one RBI, three walks and four strikeouts in the last week and is now batting .264.

C Elias Diaz only saw action in four games. He collected three hits, two RBIs, and three strikeouts. His average is now .265 for the year.

RHP Adrian Sampson continues to lead the team with 84 strikeouts. He picked up his seventh win of the season by going seven innings, allowing just five hits, one walk and three strikeouts.

RHP Blake Wood leads the team with 21 saves.

RHP Radhames Liz had a win and a loss. He went a total of eleven innings, allowing eleven hits, three walks, allowed four runs and striking out fifteen.

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INF Pedro Florimon had four hits, one walk and a stolen base. He is now batting .241.

C Tony Sanchez  had one hit, one walk, four strikeouts and his average is now .206 for the season.

OF Keon Broxton had five hits, three walks, a stolen base and five strikeouts. His average is now .197.

1B John Bowker is now batting .221 after collecting three hits, including two home runs, three RBIs, and seven strikeouts.

P Brad Lincoln saw action in three games. He threw 5.1 innings allowing four hits, three runs, two walks and two strikeouts.

Injury Report:

RHP Casey Sadler remains on the Disabled List with a forearm strain.

RHP John Holdzkom remains on the Disabled List with a right shoulder strain.

1B Hunter Morris was activated from the Disabled List on Sunday.

All Star Update:

The International League versus the Pacific Coast League All Star Game will be played on July 15th in Omaha Nebraska. The International League All Star Team will feature Elias Diaz, Blake Wood and Alen Hanson. For more information on these selections and the rest of the International League All Star Team, check out this link.

The All Star Futures game was played Sunday, July 12th as part of the MLB All Star festivities. We told you about Elias Diaz being picked as a member of the World team. He had two at bats and no hits during the game. The US team defeated the World team 10-1.

A look at next week:

The Indians are enjoying the All Star Break. They will resume play Thursday with a four game series with the Mud Hens in Toledo.

Next, we step down to Double-A Altoona.

Next: Watch Out For the Curve

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