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Pirates' Minor League Roundup: Kyle McPherson Has a Strong AAA Debut

The entire DSL was rained out on Wednesday, but everybody else played.

-P- Kyle McPherson had an outstanding AAA debut, but Indianapolis still lost to Charlotte, 2-1. McPherson went six innings, allowing just three hits and no walks, and striking out six. He left after allowing a leadoff bunt single in the 7th and Dan McCutchen let the run score. Doug Slaten gave up the winning run in the 8th. Brock Holt went 2-4 with a double.

-P- Altoona beat Bowie, 7-4, in Tyler Waldron's AA debut. Waldron went five and two-thirds, allowing three runs on four hits--three of them solo HRs--and one walk. He fanned three. Nate Baker struggled with his control in relief, walking four in 3.1 IP, but he allowed only an unearned run. Drew Maggi went 2-3 with a double, triple and two walks. He's now 5-10 since Holt's promotion. Quincy Latimore went 3-4 with a double and Oscar Tejeda 2-4 with a double.

-P- Bradenton beat the other Charlotte in an 11-inning affair, 2-1, with Elevys Gonzalez' 4th HR proving the difference. Kenn Kasparek stepped in for Waldron and allowed a run over six innings. Jason Townsend got the win with three and a third scoreless innings. Alex Dickerson went 3-4 with a walk. Gonzalez went 2-4.

-P- West Virginia lost to Lexington, 6-3. Zack von Rosenberg allowed all six runs in five innings. He gave up six hits and a walk, and fanned seven. Willy Garcia went 2-4.

-P- State College also lost 6-3, to Batavia. Jason Creasy started and allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk in three innings. He fanned one. Tyler Gaffney was injured on a first-inning double by Batavia. His replacement, Alex Fuselier, went 2-3 with a double. Yhonathan Barrios also went 2-3 with a double and Jacob Stallings went 2-4 with a double.

-P- The GCL Pirates lost to the Braves, 8-2. Nothing much good happened. Stetson Allie struck out four times.