Here’s a look at how the Pirates Farm Clubs performed today:
Indianapolis (3-5) beat Toledo, 5-1. Eric Wood led the way offensively with a double and a home run (#1). DH Erich Weiss contributed 2 hits and Max Moroff was on-base 3 times with a double and 2 walks.
The player of the game was starting pitcher Tyler Eppler. The 24-year old pitched 6 shutout innings allowing only 1 base hit. Eppler, who was a 6th round pick in 2014, hasn’t allowed a run yet (11 innings) this season.
Pat Light closed out the game by pitching 2 scoreless innings.
Kevin Kramer’s 8th inning HR broke a 2-2 tie and Altoona beat Akron, 3-2. Kramer also hit a HR in the 5th inning, which was his 3rd of the season. In 444 at-bats last season, Kramer hit 4 HRs the entire season. Kramer was the Pirates 2nd round pick from UCLA in 2015.
Edwin Espinal had 2 hits and is batting .429 for the season.
Austin Coley started for Altoona and pitched 5.1 innings allowing 2 hits and 2 earned runs.
Bradenton beat Tampa Bay, 4-1, which ran their record to 8-0.
3B Ke’Bryan Hayes had 2 hits including a triple and 2 RBIs. Catcher Christian Kelley had a double and his average on the season is .409.
On the mound, Pirates top pitching prospect Mitch Keller went 6 innings, 3 hits and only 1 ER. Keller struck out 4 hitters and of his 79 pitches, 52 were for strikes.
The Marauders lost the second game 2-1. Not much happened in that game aside from Alfredo Reyes collecting 3 hits and starting pitcher Logan Sendelbach pitching 5.1 inning and allowing only 1 run. Both Cole Tucker (.231) and Will Craig (.176) went 0-4.