Jackson Wolf pitched well in his organizational debut, a Lonnie White Jr. grand slam, and more in Sunday's Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
The Pittsburgh Pirates top farm club, the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians, were rained out on Sunday. With this, Double-A Altoona was the top farm club in action. After defeating the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Saturday night, the Curve fell to Richmond 13-4 on Sunday afternoon. With the loss, the Curve are now 48-50 on the season.
Lefty Jackson Wolf started for the Curve. Making his Pirate organizational debut after being acquired in the Rich Hill/Ji Man Choi trade, Wolf allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, on two hits, a walk, and five strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched. He threw 51 of 72 pitches for strikes to go with a 7:2 ground ball:fly ball out ratio.
Cam Junker followed Wolf, allowing a hit and walking a batter in 1.1 scoreless innings pitched. Michell Miliano then made his Double-A debut and struggled mightily. Miliano allowed a hit, walked three, was charged with a pitch clock violation, and was charged with 4 earned runs without recording an out.
Omar Cruz allowed a hit and issued a walk after relieving Miliano, pitching a scoreless 7th inning. Noe Toribo walked a pair, allowed three hits, and 2 runs in the 8th inning. Oliver Garcia pitched the 9th inning, allowing 5 unearned run due to an error by Claudio Finol.
At the plate, Jackson Glenn had a huge game for the Curve. Glenn was 4-for-4 with his 4th home run of the season, two RBI, and a run scored. Tsung-Che Cheng started at second base and extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a 1-for-2 performance. Cheng also drew a walk, hit a sacrifice fly, and drove in a pair of runs.