The Pirates' farm system is still having trouble getting games in. Altoona was rained out and Bradenton lost both its regularly scheduled game and the completion of a suspended game.
-- Reeling from the loss of John McDonald, Indianapolis scored nine runs in the first two innings and coasted to a 10-5 win over Norfolk. James McDonald struggled in another rehab assignment. He gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks over six innings. McDonald fanned three and threw only 49 of 89 pitches for strikes. Kris Johnson followed with three scoreless innings to pick up a save. Brett Carroll hit his 11th HR, a grand slam. Josh Harrison went 2-4 with his 20th double and Tony Sanchez went 1-3 with a double and a walk.
-- West Virginia split a doubleheader with Delmarva. The Power won game one in a laugher, 11-0. Stetson Allie (pictured) had a big day, going 3-3 with two doubles, two walks and his 17th HR. He drove in five. Josh Bell also went 3-3, adding a double and another two walks. Barrett Barnes went 2-4, Walker Gourley 3-4 and Dilson Herrera 1-5 with a double. Starter Joely Rodriguez went five innings, allowing six hits and two walks, and fanning four.
The Power scored three in the 6th to take a 4-3 lead in game two, but lost in walkoff fashion when Kyle Haynes, who's been serving as the team's closer, gave up two runs in the bottom of the 7th. Starter Jason Creasy struggled, giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk in three innings, without striking out a batter. Herrera went 2-4 with a double, and Bell and Eric Wood each went 1-3 with a double. Allie went 1-2 and then left the game for unknown reasons.
-- The DSL Pirates1 beat the Angels, 9-5. Tito Polo went 3-5 with a triple and Rodney Polonia went 2-2. Julio de la Cruz went 1-4 with a walk and Yunelky Adames hit his third HR. Starter Miguel Ferreras struck out six and allowed only one hit in four innings and reliever Carlos Ruiz fanned six in 2.2 IP, but they're 21 and 22, respectively, and so probably not prospects.
No box score was available for the DSL Pirates2 game.