Pirates Minor League Roundup: 6 Shutout Innings for Gerrit Cole, 4 Hits for Mel Rojas, Jr.

State College was off on Tuesday . . .

-P- Indianapolis scored two in the 9th to tie their game with Buffalo, but ended up losing, 5-4, in 11. Chris Leroux pitched well again as a starter, allowing two runs over six innings, with five hits, one walk and five Ks. Bryan Morris, who hasn't had a good month of July, allowed no runs in two-thirds of an inning, but let an inherited runner score. Doug Slaten ultimately allowed the losing run. Jeff Clement went 2-4 with his 15th HR and Brandon Boggs went 2-5 with two doubles and three RBIs. Those RBIs included a two-run double to tie the game.

-P- Gerrit Cole threw six shutout innings, but Altoona lost to Trenton, 2-1. Cole gave up just three hits and a walk, and fanned six. Hunter Strickland relieved and gave up two runs, one earned. Oscar Tejeda hit his 7th HR and Brock Holt went 1-2 with two walks.

-P- Bradenton broke a tie with four runs in the 8th and went on to defeat Lakeland, 6-2. Mel Rojas, Jr., went 4-4 with a double and Dan Grovatt went 2-4 with a double, triple and three RBIs. Casey Sadler went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out two.

-P- West Virginia took a 4-0 lead over Hagerstown after two and hung on to win, 4-2. Gregory Polanco drove in all four runs with a grounder and a bases-clearing double. Alen Hanson went 1-3 and Dan Gamache 2-4. Robby Rowland threw six shutout innings before giving up two runs in the 7th. He finished with 6.2 IP, seven hits, one walk and four Ks.

-P- The GCL Pirates scored five in the first but still lost to the Phillies, 8-6. The Bucs had ten hits, all singles. Elvis Escobar went 2-3 with a walk. Tyler Glasnow pitched well, allowing two runs, one earned, over four innings. He walked none and fanned four.

-P- The box score for the DSL Pirates1 was unavailable.

-P- The DSL Pirates2 lost to the Giants, 7-2. Henrry Rosario went 3-4 with his 2nd HR.

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