Pittsburgh Pirates: Vince Velasquez Close to Returning, Other Minor League Notes

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The High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers fell to 20-18 on the season with a 9-7 loss agaisnt the Asheville Tourists. Jackson Glenn was 3-for-4 with his 6th home run of the season, a walk, three RBI, and two runs scored. Jase Bowen also went deep, his 8th home run of the season, as he drove in three.

For the Low-A Bradenton Marauders, righty J.P. Massey continues to pitch extremely well. He allowed just one hit, while issuing one walk and striking out five in 6 scoreless innings pitched. Massey now owns a 2.76 ERA and a 14:40 BB:K ratio in 29.1 innings pitched this season.

A 3-run 8th inning carried the Marauders to a 3-1 victory, improving to 21-17 on the season. Jesus Castillo singled to start the inning, Termarr Johnson drew one of his three walks on the day, and Rodolfo Nolasco walked to load the bases. A one-out double by Javier Rivas emptied the bases, making the score 3-1 Marauders.

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