The DSL Pirates1 were rained out. MiLB.com has no indication one way or the other, but it's likely the Pirates2 were, too. Everybody else played.
-- Indianapolis blew a late two-run lead and lost to Syracuse, 3-2. Stolmy Pimentel continued to make himself a candidate for a September call up, throwing seven shutout innings. He allowed only four hits, walked one and fanned six, and threw 68 of 97 pitches for strikes. Kyle Farnsworth came on for the 8th and retired only two of the six hitters he faced. Vic Black followed and walked in the tying run, then gave up a walkoff HR to the leadoff hitter in the 9th. Lucas May and Jared Goedert each had two hits. The winning pitcher was former Pirate Mike Crotta.
-- Altoona got shut out by Reading, 2-0. David Bromberg allowed just one unearned run over five and two-thirds innings, but took the loss. Alen Hanson went 1-4 and Gregory Polanco 0-4. Travis Snider went 1-3.
-- Bradenton beat Jupiter, 3-1. Pat Ludwig allowed one run in seven innings on four hits and a walk. He struck out four. Dan Gamache hit his fourth HR and Willy Garcia hit a two-run double, although Garcia came out for a pinch runner after advancing to third on a wild pitch. Stetson Allie went 0-4 with three strikeouts.
-- West Virginia lost to Charleston, 3-2, in eleven innings. Starter John Kuchno allowed two runs in five innings. Lance Breedlove and Clario Perez then combined to fan seven in three and two-thirds scoreless innings. Luis Urena and Francisco Diaz provided the offense. Urena went 2-4 with a double and a triple. Diaz, hitting after Urena, had a double and a single, and drove in both runs. Dilson Herrera went 1-4. Oh, and remember how Josh Bell had struck out only twice in August? He went 0-5 with three strikeouts.
-- Jamestown beat Mahoning Valley, 4-2. Jin-De Jhang went 2-4, both doubles. Edwin Espinal, who had just one HR in his pro career before yesterday, went deep for the second day in a row. Wyatt Mathisen continued his rehab with a 2-3 game. Chad Kuhl allowed two unearned runs in five innings. Brett McKinney struck out the side in the 9th for the save.
-- The GCL Pirates shut out the Yankees2, 4-0. Billy Roth (pictured) started and threw four scoreless innings. He gave up two hits and two walks, and fanned one. Four relievers maintained the shutout. Ulises Montilla had two hits, and Nick Buckner had an RBI double and an outfield assist. Austin Meadows went 1-3 with a double and Reese McGuire 0-2 with a walk.