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Pirates MiLB recap: 4/19/14

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Bradenton got some strong pitching, but somebody finally stopped Gregory Polanco and Joely Rodriguez struggled again. West Virginia got rained out for the second straight day.

-- Indianapolis lost to Louisville, 4-2.  Starter Adam Wilk gave up three runs in five innings.  Vin Mazzaro followed with two scoreless innings.  Phil Irwin, after getting bombed in his first two starts, threw two innings in relief, allowing one run.  Louisville starter Jeff Francis held Polanco hitless in three ABs, striking him out twice.  Polanco walked in his other trip to the plate.  Matt Hague had two hits and Andrew Lambo went 1-4 with a double.

-- Altoona lost to Richmond, 7-3, as Rodriguez had his second straight bad start.  He allowed four runs, three earned, in four and a third innings, on six hits and three walks, with one strikeout.  Rodriguez threw only 44 of 83 pitches for strikes.  Quinton Miller made his first appearance of the year, retiring all four batters he faced, three on strikeouts.  The Curve failed to take advantage of 11 walks.  Alen Hanson continued to struggle, going 0-4 with a walk.  Willy Garcia went 1-2 with two (!!) walks and Mel Rojas, Jr., 1-3 with a double and two walks.

-- Bradenton shut out Jupiter, 4-0.  Chad Kuhl (pictured) threw the first six innings, giving up three hits and no walks, while fanning seven.  Josh Smith and Robby Rowland finished the shutout.  Adam Frazier continued his hot hitting, going 3-4.  He has seven hits in his last 14 ABs.  Jeff Roy added two hits, while Jin-De Jhang continued to slump, going 0-3.  Josh Bell got the day off.