Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – July 20th

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Class-A West Virginia Power

The West Virginia Power went 4-2 over the last week. The Power took one of three from the Hagerstown Suns. They followed that series up by winning the first three in the four game series with the Lexington Legends.

As they begin the second half of the season, the standings are reset. The Hickory Crawdads were the first half division winner. The second half division winner will face the Crawdads in the playoffs. If the Crawdads win the second half, then the team with the second best overall record will advance to face the Crawdads. More information on the playoff procedures can be found here. We will provide you the second half standings along with the overall standings in parenthesis.

South Atlantic League North Division Standings: 

West Virginia Power – 17-7 (54-39)

Lakewood BlueClaws – 14-10 (47-45)

Delmarva Shorebirds – 13-11(46-46)

Hagerstown Suns – 12-12 (47-45)

Hickory Crawdads – 12-12(56-36)

Kannapolis Intimidators – 12-12 (47-46)

Greensboro Grasshoppers – 7-17 (36-57)

Players that stood out:

OF Michael Suchy saw his average climb to .273 while collecting eight hits, four RBIs, one walk and one strikeout.

INF Jerrick Suiter had his average slip to .307 while collecting two hits and four walks.

OF Elvis Escobar saw his average remain at .289. He had five hits including a home run, four RBIs, two stolen bases and one strikeout.

SS Cole Tucker dropped his average slightly to .289 while collecting three hits, three RBIs, two strikeouts,  two walks and three stolen bases.

INF Chase Simpson had five hits, six walks, three RBIs and one stolen base. He is now batting .257.

INF Jordan Luplow saw his average rise slightly to .242 after collecting six hits, including two homeruns, five RBIs, two walks and a stolen base

RHP Austin Coley leads the team with ten wins and eighty-one strikeouts.

LHP Stephen Tarpley and RHP Yeudy Garcia each have seven wins.

RHP Nick Neumann leads the team with twelve saves on the season.

A look at next week:

The Power are finishing the series with the Lexington Legends on Monday. They get to enjoy a day off on Tuesday before traveling to Lakewood to take on the BlueClaws in a three game series. Then they head to Hagerstown for a four game series with the Suns.

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

Next: West Virginia Black Bears