Pirates MiLB recap:  4/25/14

Tyler Glasnow got his season off to a successful start, but Bradenton still needed Iron Man Walker Gourley to finish things.

-- Indianapolis lost to Toledo, 7-6, when Phil Irwin gave up a walkoff single in the bottom of the 11th.  Irwin actually threw three scoreless innings before the 11th.  Starter Jake Brigham gave up five runs, two earned, in six innings.  Gregory Polanco went 1-3 with a double and two walks.  He also recorded two outfield assists.  Andrew Lambo went 2-4 with a double and a walk.

-- Stetson Allie went hitless, but Altoona kept winning, 5-3 over Akron.  Allie went 0-3 with a walk and Alen Hanson 0-4.  Joely Rodriguez bounced back from two bad starts, giving up two runs, one earned, in six innings.  He allowed six hits and no walks, and fanned two.  After struggling with his control in the previous two starts, Rodriguez threw 55 of 82 pitches for strikes.  Gift Ngoepe went 1-3 with a double and a walk, and Mel Rojas had a two-run triple.  Willy Garcia went 0-4 with three strikeouts.

-- Glasnow (pictured) made a successful 2014 debut, but Bradenton still lost to St. Lucie, 13-4.  Glasnow threw five shutout innings, allowing two hits and three walks, and fanning six.  The Marauders led 4-3 going into the bottom of the 8th, but gave up ten runs.  Robby Rowland gave up the first five and Gourley, pitching for the third time in four games, allowed the other five.  Bradenton used only two actual relievers in the game -- Rowland and Jhondaniel Medina, who allowed three runs -- so I don't really get it.  Anyway, Josh Bell, hopefully breaking out of his slump, went 2-4.  Eric Wood went 2-3 with a three-run HR, his first.  Max Moroff also went 2-3.

-- West Virginia lost to Hagerstown, 7-5.  Justin Topa got the start, as the Power continue to go to their bullpen to find replacements for Luis Heredia.  Topa allowed four runs in five and two-thirds innings.  Yhonathan Barrios allowed the other three.  They were all unearned, but Barrios retired only two of the six batters he faced apart from the error.  JaCoby Jones and Erich Weiss each went 2-5, with Jones adding a double.  After slumping for a while, Jones is 6-12 in his last three games.  Reese McGuire went 1-4 and Wyatt Mathisen 2-4.

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