Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – August 3rd

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Class-A West Virginia Power

The West Virginia Power went 5-1 over the last week. The Power won the final two games in Hagerstown over the Suns. Then, they hosted the Lakewood BlueClaws for four games. The Power won the first three games of the series before dropping the series finale on Sunday.

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 – 25-11 (62-43)

Delmarva Shorebirds – 21-15 (54-50)

Hickory Crawdads – 20-16 (64-40)

Kannapolis Intimidators – 20-16 (55-50)

Lakewood BlueClaws – 20-16(53-51)

Hagerstown Suns – 16-20(51-53)

Greensboro Grasshoppers – 10-26(39-66)

Players on the move:

INF Erik Forgione was sent from the West Virginia Black Bears to the West Virginia Power.

Players that stood out:

OF Michael Suchy saw his average climb to .288 while collecting thirteen hits, six RBIs, two walks and four strikeouts.

INF Jerrick Suiter had his average remain steady at .301 while collecting six hits, three RBIs and two strikeouts.

OF Elvis Escobar saw his average drop to .285. He had seven hits, five RBIs, one walk and five strikeouts.

SS Cole Tucker kept his average climb to .293 while collecting three hits and one RBI.

INF Chase Simpson is now batting .255. He had six hits, including a home run, five RBIs and four strikeouts.

INF Jordan Luplow saw his average rise slightly to .251 after collecting six hits, including a home run, six RBIs, five walks and four strikeouts.

RHP Austin Coley leads the team with twelve wins and eighty-five strikeouts.

RHP Yeudy Garcia now has ten wins.

LHP Stephen Tarpley has eight wins.

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

A look at next week:

The Power continue the home stand by hosting the Greenville Drive in a three game series. Then they will head to Asheville to face the Tourists in a four game 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