Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – August 17th

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Oct 15, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; The lights are out during a power outage during game three of the American League Championship Series baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Class-A West Virginia Power

The West Virginia Power went 5-1 over the last week. The Power swept the three game series with the Delmarva Shorebirds.. They wrapped up the week with a trip to Hickory where the Power took two of three from the Crawdads.

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 – 34-15 (71-47)

Lakewood BlueClaws – 28-21 (61-56)

Hickory Crawdads – 27-22 (71-46)

Hagerstown Suns – 25-24 (60-57)

Kannapolis Intimidators – 23-26 (58-60)

Delmarva Shorebirds – 24-25 (57-60)

Greensboro Grasshoppers – 14-35 (43-75)

Players that stood out:

SS Kevin Newman is batting .222 since being called up. He had six hits, two RBIs, one walk and two strikeouts.

OF Michael Suchy saw his average climb to .296 while collecting eleven hits, including two home runs, nine RBIs, two walks and three strikeouts.

INF Jerrick Suiter had his average drop to .301 while collecting five hits, one RBI, two walks, one stolen base and three strikeouts.

OF Elvis Escobar saw his average rise to .295. He had eight hits, two RBIs, one walk, two stolen bases and six strikeouts.

SS Cole Tucker has not played since July 28th and is on the disabled list.

INF Chase Simpson is now batting .253. He had one hit, one RBI, two walks, one stolen base and four strikeouts.

INF Jordan Luplow saw his average rise to .267 after collecting eight hits, including two home runs, seven RBIs, three walks, four strikeouts and two stolen bases.

RHP Austin Coley leads the team with thirteen wins and ninety-five strikeouts.

RHP Yeudy Garcia now has twelve wins and ninety strikeouts.

LHP Stephen Tarpley has ten wins and eighty-seven strikeouts.

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

A look at next week:

The Power return will remain on the road with a visit to Lexington to take on the Legends in a three game series. The Power get to enjoy the day off on Thursday. Then they will return home to host a four game series with the Lakewood BlueClaws.

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

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