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Pirates MiLB recap: 6/21/14

Indianapolis got big offensive days from several veterans and Chad Kuhl had an outstanding game for Bradenton, while the short-season teams struggled at the plate.

-- Indianapolis stomped Norfolk, 10-4.  Chris McGuiness was 4-5, Jaff Decker 3-5 with his fourth HR and three RBIs, and Nevin Ashley 3-4 with two doubles, a triple and four RBIs.  Adam Wilk gave up two runs, one earned, in seven innings.  Andy Oliver had a control meltdown in the 9th, walking three, one with the bases loaded, and throwing only nine of 26 pitches for strikes.

-- Altoona continued to struggle against the Eastern League's best team, losing the first game of its doubleheader with Portland, 5-1.  Joely Rodriguez threw a six-inning complete game, giving up five runs on eight hits.  He walked three and struck out three.  Willy Garcia provided the only run with his ninth HR.  Elias Diaz was 2-3.  Alen Hanson went 0-3 and then left with what appeared to be a minor injury.

-- The Curve also dropped game two, 3-2.  Matt Benedict allowed three runs, one earned, in four and two-thirds.  Drew Maggi, replacing Hanson, led off the game with his second HR.

-- Bradenton shut out Jupiter, 7-0.  Kuhl threw seven innings, giving up four hits, walking none and fanning seven.  Jeff Inman and Thomas Harlan finished.  Max Moroff (pictured) went 4-5, Eric Wood 3-4, and Raul Fortunato 2-4 with a double and his third HR.  Josh Bell was 1-4 with a walk.

-- West Virginia blew a two-run lead in the 8th and lost to Lakewood, 6-5, in ten innings.  Starter Luis Heredia had one bad inning, allowing three runs in the 2nd, but otherwise pitched well.  He went five, allowing the three runs on five hits and three walks, and striking out four.  Every player in the Power lineup had exactly one hit.

-- Jamestown lost to State College, 6-2.  Starter Alex McRae threw four shutout innings, allowing one hit and no walks, and striking out two.  Montana DuRapau threw two scoreless innings in relief, giving up one hit and fanning three.  The Jammers had only four hits.  Carl Anderson was 2-4 with a triple and Chase Simpson hit his second HR.

-- Bristol lost to Princeton, 3-2.  Starter Jon Sandfort allowed one run over five innings.  He gave up six hits, walked none and struck out five.  Twenty-seventh round pick Jess Amedee made his pro debut, getting the last four outs while allowing one hit and striking out two.  The Pirates, who look as though they're going to struggle to score runs, had only four hits.

-- The GCL Pirates lost to the Yankees1, 6-4.  Starter Nick Hutchings allowed three runs in three and a third innings.  Jose Batista threw two scoreless innings in relief, giving up a hit and striking out two.  Tito Polo! and Carlos Munoz each went 2-5.  Bealyn Chourio was 2-4 with a triple.  Michael De La Cruz was 1-4.

-- The DSL Pirates got blown out by the Rangers1, 10-3.  Mikell Granberry was 2-4, Edison Lantigua 1-3 with a walk, and Adrian Valerio 0-4.  Felix Vinicio hit his first HR.  Starter Richard Mitchell gave up five runs in four and two-thirds innings.