Wednesday's action, with West Virginia off:
-P- The version of Justin Wilson who doesn't walk everybody returned, throwing six shutout innings in a 5-0 Indianapolis win over Lehigh Valley. Wilson allowed just three hits and a walk, and fanned six. He could have been more efficient with his pitches, as he threw 94 in the six innings, 58 for strikes. This obviously will be the continuing issue. So, should the Pirates continue trying to push him as a starter? Bryan Morris finished off the last two innings, with one hit allowed and one K. Meanwhile, Chase d'Arnaud got his first two hits of the year in four ABs, and Gorkys Hernandez also went 2-4 with his second HR in as many days, and on the year. #
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-P- Altoona dropped a pair to Bowie. In the completion of yesterday's game, which was suspended with a 4-4 score in the 4th, the bad guys won, 7-4, by scoring three off Tim Alderson, the first runs he's allowed in AA this year. Alderson went three innings, allowing five hits and a walk, and fanning two. Vic Black went an inning and a third, allowing three hits and a walk, and fanning none. He allowed an inherited runner to score but wasn't charged with any of his own runs. Black's ERA of 1.93 is nice, but his WHIP is an unsightly 1.71. The Curve produced little offense in the resumed game. Anthony Norman and Quincy Latimore both went 2-4, Tony Sanchez went 1-4 with yesterday's three-run double, and Robbie Grossman went 0-2 with two walks. In the regularly scheduled game, which was limited to seven innings, Altoona lost, 4-1. Mike Colla was cruising until the 4th, when he gave up two HRs and all four runs. Grossman went 1-2 with a walk and Brock Holt went 2-3.
-P- Bradenton lost to Clearwater, 5-3. Colton Cain pitched well for five innings but gave up four in the 6th. He wasn't helped by an error and by Jason Townsend, who let both of his inherited runners score. Cain finished with 5.1 IP, six hits, five runs, four earned runs, one walk and four Ks. Mel Rojas, Jr., who now has 11 hits in his last five games, went 2-4 with a triple. Dan Grovatt and Wes Freeman each went 2-4 with a double. The Marauders loaded the bases with one out in the 9th, but failed to score when Benji Gonzalez fanned for the fourth time and Drew Maggi grounded out.