Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – September 8th

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Feb 21, 2014; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates infielder

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Triple-A Indianapolis Indians

The Indianapolis Indians went 4-4 over the last week. The Indians split the four games with the Columbus Clippers. Then they split the two game series with the Toledo Mud Huns. Finally, they wrapped up the regular season by splitting the two game series with the Louisville Bats. The Indians ended the regular season tied with the Columbus Clippers for the International League West division so the two teams are considered co-champions. The Clippers are the division winner while the Indians get the Wild Card due to the tie breaker. The Clippers took the season series 11-10.

International League West Division standings:

Columbus Clippers – 83-61

Indianapolis Indians – 83-61

Louisville Bats – 64-80

Toledo Mud Hens – 61-83

Players that stood out:

As we told you here, OF Travis Snider, LHP Bobby LaFromboise, RHP Radhames Liz, C Elias Diaz and OF Jaff Decker were called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 1st.

RHP Vance Worley had a no decision in his first outing of the week while going eight innings and allowing two earned runs on eight hits and two strikeouts. He also picked up a win in his other outing this week while going eight innings and allowing two earned runs on seven hits and six strikeouts.

RHP Chris Volstad leads the team with eleven wins. He picked up a loss in his first outing this week while going 7.2 innings and allowing four earned runs on eleven hits, three walks and five strikeouts. His second outing was a no decision after going seven innings and allowing just four hits and striking out six.

RHP Tyler Glasnow suffered a loss while going 0.1 innings and allowing six earned runs, one hit, five walks and one strikeout. He picked up a win in his other start this week while going 7.1 innings and allowing one earned run on six hits and eight strikeouts.

INF Josh Bell is batting .347 since his call up. He had eight hits, four RBIs, six walks and one strikeout.

INF Dan Gamache is batting .257 since his call up. He had four hits, one walk and six strikeouts.

OF Gorkys Hernandez is now batting .288. He had fourteen hits, including a home run, seven RBIs, four walks, six stolen bases and five strikeouts.

INF Steve Lombardozzi is now batting .282. He had three hits, three walks and four strikeouts.

OF Willy Garcia is currently batting .246. He had five hits, three RBIs, two walks and struck out nine times.

RHP Wilfredo Boscan picked up his tenth win of the season while going 6.1 innings and allowing three earned runs on nine hits and five strikeouts.

INF Alen Hanson is now batting .263. He had six hits, one RBI, two walks, four strikeouts and two stolen bases.

RHP Blake Wood leads the team with twenty-nine saves.

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C Tony Sanchez  had seven hits, seven RBIs, two walks, and two strikeouts. His average is now .236 for the season.

OF Keon Broxton had seven hits, including two home runs, six RBIs, three walks and twelve strikeouts. His average is now .256.

P Brad Lincoln had one appearance for 1.1 innings. He allowed one hit, two walks and a strikeout.

Injury Report:

RHP Angel Sanchez has undergone Tommy John surgery.

INF Kelson Brown remained on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle.

INF Gift Ngoepe remains on the disabled list with a left oblique strain.

RHP John Holdzkom remains on the disabled list.

A look at next week:

The Indians will host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from the North Division on Wednesday and Thursday. Then, the two teams will head to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for the final three games. Of course, this is a best of five series so the final two games could end up not being necessary. The Winner of the Indians/RailRiders series will then face the winner of the Columbus Clippers/Norfolk Tides series  in the championship series.

Next, we step down to Double-A Altoona.

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