Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – August 31st

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Class-A West Virginia Power

The West Virginia Power went 5-1 over the last week. The Power took three of four while visiting the Augusta GreenJackets. Then the Power took the first two games of the five game series with the Lexington Legends.

The Power have clinched the division and will be in the playoffs.

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 – 44-18 (81-50)

Lakewood BlueClaws – 35-27 (68-62)

Delmarva Shorebirds – 33-29 (66-64)

Hickory Crawdads – 33-29 (77-53)

Hagerstown Suns – 29-33(64-66)

Kannapolis Intimidators – 27-34 (62-68)

Greensboro Grasshoppers – 19-43 (48-83)

Players that stood out:

SS Kevin Newman is batting .274 since being called up. He had six hits, three RBIs, four walks, one stolen base and two strikeouts.

3B Kevin Kramer is currently hitting .238 since his promotion. He had five hits, three RBIs, three walks and three strikeouts.

OF Michael Suchy saw his average drop slightly to .282 while collecting three hits, three RBIs, two walks and eight strikeouts.

INF Jerrick Suiter had his average drop to .288 while collecting four hits, two RBIs, five walks, seven strikeouts and one stolen base.

OF Elvis Escobar saw his average drop to .296. He had four hits, two RBIs, one stolen base, two walks and four strikeouts.

INF Chase Simpson is now batting .251. He had six hits, four RBIs, one stolen base, three walks and two strikeouts.

INF Jordan Luplow is on the disabled list.

RHP Austin Coley leads the team with fifteen wins and 106 strikeouts.

RHP Yeudy Garcia now has twelve wins and 106 strikeouts.

LHP Stephen Tarpley has eleven wins and ninety-seven strikeouts.

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

A look at next week:

The Power will continue the five game series with the Lexington Legends thru Wednesday. Then the Power will wrap up the season with a five game series at the Kannapolis Intimidators.

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