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Pimentel and Isaac Sanchez outstanding in debuts

Stolmy Pimentel, in his AAA debut, and Isaac Sanchez, in his season debut, were dominant. Danny Collins, Harold Ramirez and Elvis Escobar started their seasons off right, too.

West Virginia was off for their All-Star break and Altoona was also off.

-- Stolmy Pimentel (pictured) made his AAA debut and led Indianapolis to a 4-2 win over Norfolk. Pimentel allowed just an unearned run in six innings. He gave up five hits and two walks, and fanned seven. He threw 61 of 95 pitches for strikes. Norfolk is an above-average hitting team in the International League with some good AAAA types, so it wasn't an easy outing. Erik Cordier managed to throw his upper-90s fastball for strikes, fanning four and allowing no hits or walks in two innings. Duke Welker gave up an unearned run in the 9th but got the save. Tony Sanchez committed his twelfth error, but led the offense, going 2-4 with a double and his ninth HR. Unfortunately for Sanchez, the Pirates don't need any more offense. Ivan De Jesus, Jr., went 2-3 with his third HR and Matt Hague went 3-4.

-- Bradenton lost to Jupiter, 2-0. The Marauders had only five hits. Alen Hanson went 1-4 with a steal and committed an error. Adrian Sampson allowed the two runs in six innings on nine hits and no walks. He fanned five.

-- Jamestown opened its season with a 5-0 win over Mahoning Valley. Isaac Sanchez, making only his second career start, threw five shutout innings, allowing only three hits and no walks. He struck out five. Lance Breedlove and Kevin Kleis each added two scoreless innings. Elvis Escobar went 3-4 and Harold Ramirez 2-5 with a double. Danny Collins homered in his first pro at-bat and went 2-4. Jin-De Jhang and Jesus Vasquez also each went 2-4.

-- The DSL Pirates1 lost to the Mets2, 4-2. Tito Polo hit his first HR and Julio de la Cruz went 1-4. Miguel Ferreras fanned six in five innings, but allowed three runs to take the loss.

No results were available for the DSL Pirates2.