Pirates MiLB recap:  6/24/14

Tyler Glasnow, Nick Kingham and Omar Basulto had outstanding starts, and Bristol finally found some offense.

-- Kingham allowed just an unearned run on two hits and two walks over six and two-thirds innings as Indianapolis edged Durham, 2-1.  He struck out five, but departed when his pitch count hit 101.  Andy Oliver picked up the save with a perfect 9th, including two strikeouts.  Matt Hague went 2-3 with a double and Mel Rojas 2-4.

-- Altoona dropped a 5-2 decision to New Britain.  Willy Garcia was 3-4 with a double and Kelson Brown 2-4.  Alen Hanson remained out of the lineup due to a disciplinary issue.  Starter Pat Ludwig allowed four runs in five innings.

-- Glasnow (pictured) dominated, allowing just one run over seven innings.  (Does anybody else find that photo intimidating?)  With Josh Bell getting a rest, though, Bradenton couldn't generate any offense and lost to Palm Beach, 2-1, in twelve innings.  Glasnow gave up just one hit and two walks, and fanned six.  Opponents are now hitting .148 against him, so he's regressed from last year when opponents hit .142 against him.  Jonathan Schwind and Raul Fortunato each went 2-5.

-- Wyatt Mathisen doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 14th inning and later scored, and West Virginia hung on for a 6-5 win over Delmarva.  The two teams combined for 37 hits, but missed many scoring chances.  Seven different West Virginia players had at least two hits, with Mathisen, Harold Ramirez and Erich Weiss each collecting a single and a double.  Jeff Roy was 3-8 and threw a runner out at the plate, and Reese McGuire was 2-6.  Starter Buddy Borden was lifted after a 35-pitch 1st inning.  He allowed three runs on four hits and a walk.  Zack von Rosenberg saw his first action of the season, following Borden with four innings in which he gave up one run.  Isaac Sanchez managed to pitch three scoreless innings despite giving up seven hits.

-- Chase Simpson tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly in the top of the 9th to give Jamestown a 3-2 win over State College.  Starter Marek Minarik threw five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and three walks, and striking out one.  Montana DuRapau got the save with a scoreless bottom of the 9th.  Jordan Luplow was 3-4 with a double.  Kevin Krause and Francisco Aponte also had triples.

-- Offense-addled Bristol had a veritable explosion, blasting 17 hits in a 7-1 drubbing of Burlington.  The Pirates had recorded only 31 hits in their first five games combined.  In this one, Maximo Rivera was 3-4, and Trae Arbet and Daniel Arribas each 3-5 with a double.  Arbet added three RBIs.  Candon Myles was 2-3, Eduardo Figueroa 2-4, and Pablo Reyes 2-5 with a double.  Burlington had only two hits in the game.  Basulto threw five shutout innings, allowing one hit and no walks.  He struck out four.

-- Tito Polo! hit his first HR to tie the GCL Pirates' game with the Blue Jays in the top of the 9th, but a walkoff, three-run HR in the bottom half sent the Bucs to a 6-3 loss.  Cole Tucker got his first pro hit, going 1-3 with a walk.  Jose Salazar went 3-3 with two doubles and Eric Thomas 2-4.  Michael De La Cruz continued to struggle, going 0-4 with a walk and three strikeouts.  Neil Kozikowski gave up three runs on six hits in four and two-thirds innings.  He walked two and struck out none.

-- The DSL Pirates lost to the Marlins, 4-2.  Adrian Valerio was 2-4 with two doubles.  Starter Luis Escobar allowed two runs on six hits in five innings.  He walked one and struck out two.

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