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Pirates MiLB recap: 6/2/14

Indianapolis had a long delay, Altoona was off, Bradenton got some help from a rehabbing Pirate, West Virginia lost a game and a hitting streak, and the DSL Pirates got more hitting than pitching.

-- Indianapolis' game with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre began after a rain delay of over two hours.  As I write, the Indians are trailing, 4-0, in the top of the 2nd, with Vance Worley on the mound.  You can check for updates here.

-- Bradenton got all of its runs in the 2nd on the way to a 5-0 blanking of Clearwater.  Tyler Glasnow had sort-of a good game, allowing just two hits over five innings.  He walked four and struck out four.  Stolmy Pimentel (pictured) got his first rehab outing, pitching two hitless innings.  He walked one and fanned two.  (Caveat:  Clearwater is terrible.  Their W/L record is 12-44 and they're hitting .219 as a team.)  Josh Bell went 3-4 with a double and a walk.  Taylor Lewis had two hits.

-- West Virginia lost to Kannapolis, 7-1.  Starter Justin Topa allowed three runs on six hits and a walk in four and two-thirds innings, striking out five.  Reese McGuire's hitting streak ended at 19 as he went 0-4.  Wyatt Mathisen was 3-4 and JaCoby Jones 2-4 with a double.

-- The DSL Pirates lost to the Rangers1, 7-6.  In the early going, I'll try to indicate, to the extent I can, which of these guys might be prospects, but you can also get a summary here.  Victor Fernandez, an outfielder who reportedly has tremendous speed and who's making his pro debut at age 19, went 3-4 with his first pro HR.  Adrian Valerio and Raul Siri each went 2-5 with a double.  Valerio, a shortstop with outstanding defensive ability and a suspect bat, was the Pirates' most prominent Latin American signing in 2013.  Huascar Fuentes, a first baseman making his pro debut at age 22, hit his first HR.  Catcher Mikell Granberry, who's making his pro debut at age 18 and who's supposed to be a solid prospect, went 3-4 with his first HR.  Edison Lantigua, a 17-year-old outfielder who was one of the team's more prominent 2013 signings, went 1-3 with a walk.  The pitchers pretty much all struggled, including 17-year-old lefty Nestor Oronel, who gave up four runs, two earned, on six hits and three walks in four and two-thirds innings.  He struck out one.