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Pirates MiLB recap: 6/6/14

Josh Bell had five hits, Luis Heredia had a tough return to action. and Wirfin Obispo got slammed.

-- Indianapolis lost to Syracuse, 7-3, on a 7th inning grand slam.  Obispo gave up the slam after entering the game with the bases loaded.  Daniel Schlereth, whose ERA is now 8.10, got charged with the other three runs.  Starter Adam Wilk allowed two runs in five innings.  Gregory Polanco experienced failure three times in five ABs.  Jaff Decker went 2-3.  Matt Hague, who's suddenly hitting for power, belted his ninth HR.  Mel Rojas was 1-4.

-- Altoona beat Binghamton, 8-5.  Adrian Sampson had another good start, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk in six innings.  He fanned seven.  Taiwanese lefty Yao-Hsun Yang made his Pirates debut, walking two and striking out one in a scoreless inning.  Every Altoona starter, including Sampson, had one hit except Stetson Allie, who went 2-3 with a double and a walk.  Alen Hanson was 1-5.

-- Bradenton couldn't hold an early four-run lead and lost to Brevard County, 10-7.  Orlando Castro had a rough start, giving up twelve hits and six runs in four and two-thirds innings.  He walked none and fanned four.  Jeff Inman made his 2014 debut following Tommy John surgery and allowed a run in one inning.  Bell (pictured) had a double among his five hits and is now hitting 315/364/470.  Jacob Stallings was 2-5 with a double.

-- West Virginia lost to Hickory, 7-6, in twelve innings.  The Power tied the game with a run in the 9th after having scored three runs in the 8th to pull within one.  The 8th inning runs came courtesy of Daniel Bard, who faced four hitters and hit three of them while walking the other.  The Power drew nine walks, four by Erich Weiss.  Heredia had a rough return from the disabled list, allowing six runs, five earned, on five hits, two of them HRs.  He walked three and struck out four.  Reese McGuire went 0-3 and then left the game for unknown reasons.

-- The DSL Pirates lost to the Rangers2, 6-4, in ten innings.  Starter Francis Rodriguez, who's 21 and in his third year, threw five shutout innings, giving up one hit and no walks, and striking out eight.  Raul Siri went 3-5.