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Pirates MiLB recap: 6/9/14

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Indianapolis got some good pitching from some depth types, while a very young shortstop had a big day. Altoona was off.

-- Indianapolis beat Lehigh Valley, 3-1.  Starter Jay Jackson gave up one run over six innings.  He allowed four hits and three walks, and fanned seven.  He now has a 1.19 ERA in his last seven games, covering three starts and 22.2 IP.  He's allowed 17 hits and struck out 24 in that time.  Wirfin Obispo struck out the side in his one inning, although he did walk one.  Andy Oliver had a perfect 9th, with one strikeout, for his fifth save.  Mel Rojas was 1-3 with a walk.  Gregory Polanco didn't play in the win, thus showing that he needs to work on his indispensability.

-- Bradenton scored four in the top of the 9th to break a tie and beat Charlotte, 5-1.  Starter John Kuchno allowed one run in seven innings on six hits and two walks, with three strikeouts.  Adam Frazier (pictured) went 3-5 with a double, and Jeff Roy went 3-4 with three RBIs.  Jin-De Jhang was 1-3 with a double and a walk, and Josh Bell was 0-3 with a walk.

-- West Virginia got hammered by Greensboro, 10-2, dropping the Power's record to 20-43.  Dovydas Neverauskas got knocked out after three innings, allowing six runs, five earned.  Erich Weiss went 2-4 with a double.

-- The DSL Pirates beat the Tigers, 10-4.  Seventeen-year-old shortstop Adrian Valerio was 2-4 with a double and his first pro HR.  The latter was a grand slam.  Yunelky Adames was 3-4 with two triples and four RBIs.  Adames is nearly 24 so, no, he's not a prospect.  Starter Yeudy Garcia, a 21-year-old in his first pro game, allowed just two hits and no runs in five innings.  He walked none and fanned four.