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Pirates MiLB recap: 5/28/14

Tyler Glasnow looked like it was 2013 again, while a veteran flier looked increasingly like a possible option as a starter and a top hitting prospect restored normalcy.

-- Vance Worley threw eight strong innings as Indianapolis topped Buffalo, 5-2.  He gave up the two runs on just four hits and one walk -- just the second he's issued in five starts -- while fanning ten.  Despite all the strikeouts, Worley threw just 97 pitches, 68 for strikes.  He got nine outs on grounders and just two on flyballs.  The Indians got to former top prospect Kyle Drabek for ten hits in the first five innings.  Gregory Polanco went 3-3 with a double and a walk.  Brent Morel, Jaff Decker and Blake Davis each had two hits.

-- Altoona's game at Richmond was suspended with the score 1-1 after four and a half innings.  Zack Dodson allowed a solo HR among six hits in four innings.  He walked one and struck out one.  Keon Broxton was 2-2, Gift Ngoepe 1-2 with a double and a walk, Alen Hanson 1-3 and Stetson Allie 0-2.

-- Glasnow (pictured) fanned a dozen in five and two-thirds innings as Bradenton shut out a Tampa team that came in ranked second in the Florida State League in OPS, 3-0.  Glasnow allowed just one hit and walked two.  The Marauders struck out 11 times themselves and had only five hits.  Walker Gourley was 2-4 with a double and Josh Bell 1-4.

-- West Virginia continued to produce on offense (For Pirates fans, "offense" is where your team scores runs.) in an 11-6 win over Rome.  The Power trailed, 6-5, going into the 9th, but scored six runs after two were out, five of them unearned.  JaCoby Jones went 3-6 with a double and his sixth HR, and Elvis Escobar was 3-4 with a double.  Justin Maffei and Danny Collins had two hits each, and Harold Ramirez went 0-2 with two walks.  Reese McGuire was off.  Starter Justin Topa allowed three runs on eight hits in five innings.