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Pirates MiLB recap: 5/31/14

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It was not a good day in Pirateland, as all of the team's US affiliates lost, mostly as the result of getting dominated by badly struggling pitchers.

-- Indianapolis lost to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7-3.  The Indians couldn't do much with RailRiders starter Shane Green, who came in with a .353 opponents' average.  Gregory Polanco, batting leadoff, went 2-5 and Matt Hague was 2-4.  Mel Rojas (pictured) went 1-3 in his AAA debut, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Starter Adam Wilk gave up six runs, four earned, in seven and two-thirds innings.

-- Altoona got shut out, 4-0, by New Hampshire.  Nick Kingham went seven innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on eight hits and one walk.  He fanned seven and threw 66 of 100 pitches for strikes.  The Curve couldn't do anything with P.J. Walters, who was just demoted to AA after posting a 7.97 ERA in AAA.  Altoona had just three hits, a single and a double by Jarek Cunningham and a double by Keon Broxton.

-- Bradenton also got shut out, 1-0, by Clearwater.  Orlando Castro took the loss despite giving up just three hits and a walk in six innings.  He fanned four.  The Clearwater starter, Miguel Nunez, came in with a 6.53 ERA and .327 opponents' average, but the Marauders got only four hits total, two each by Jonathan Schwind and Max Moroff.  Josh Bell was 0-3 with a walk.

-- West Virginia lost to Greensboro, 5-3.  Buddy Borden gave up three runs, two earned, on five hits and three walks in five innings.  He struck out nobody.  Edwin Espinal went 2-4.

-- The DSL Pirates were scheduled to open their season on Saturday morning, but MiLB.com had no update on the game as of 10pm.