Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – July 27th

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Class-A West Virginia Power

The West Virginia Power went 3-3 over the last week. The Power picked up the win in the series finale with the Lexington Legends on Monday. Then they picked up just one win in the three game series with the Lakewood BlueClaws. Then they split the first two games in Hagerstown with the Suns.

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 – 20-10 (57-42)

Lakewood BlueClaws – 19-11 (52-46)

Delmarva Shorebirds – 16-14 (49-49)

Hickory Crawdads – 16-14 (60-38)

Kannapolis Intimidators – 15-15 (50-49)

Hagerstown Suns – 14-16 (49-49)

Greensboro Grasshoppers – 9-21 (38-61)

Players that stood out:

OF Michael Suchy saw his average drop slightly to .267 while collecting three hits, three RBIs, two walks and six strikeout.

INF Jerrick Suiter had his average slip to .300 while collecting five hits, one RBI, three strikeouts and two walks.

OF Elvis Escobar saw his average drop to .282. He had four hits including a home run, three RBIs and two strikeouts.

SS Cole Tucker kept his average steady at .288 while collecting six hits, seven strikeouts, one walk and one stolen base.

INF Chase Simpson is now batting .249. He had three walks and three strikeouts.

INF Jordan Luplow saw his average rise slightly to .250 after collecting eight hits, six RBIs, two walks and two strikeouts.

RHP Austin Coley leads the team with eleven wins and eighty-four strikeouts.

RHP Yeudy Garcia now has nine wins.

LHP Stephen Tarpley has seven wins.

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

A look at next week:

The Power are playing the final two games of the four game series in Hagerstown with the Suns. After the day off on Wednesday, the Power will host the Lakewood BlueClaws in a four game Thursday thru Sunday series.

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