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Pirates MiLB recap: 6/30/14

The farm system posted its second straight winless day as Willy Garcia went deep twice, Tyler Glasnow had an abbreviated start due to control problems, and two long-lost outfielders returned in a GCL rehab. Jamestown was off.

-- Indianapolis got thrashed by Toledo, 9-1.  Starter Jake Brigham gave up six runs on nine hits in two innings of work.  Mel Rojas provided the only Indy offense with his first AAA HR.  Jose Tabata was 2-4 with a double.

-- Garcia's (pictured) power display didn't help Altoona, which lost to Bowie, 7-6.  On the day he went 2-5 with three RBIs.  The HRs were his 11th and 12th.  Elias Diaz, Alen Hanson and Keon Broxton all went 2-4 with a walk, with Diaz connecting for his fifth HR.  Jarek Cunningham was 2-3 with a double and a walk.  Starter Joan Montero gave up six runs, three earned, in five innings.

-- Glasnow provided a reminder that his mechanics are a work in progress as he lasted only two and two thirds innings in Bradenton's 5-2 loss to St. Lucie.  Glasnow allowed only one run, but came out during a lengthy 3rd inning.  He gave up two hits, walked four and struck out five overall.  Thomas Harlan allowed the other four runs and took the loss.  Adam Frazier went 2-5 to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.  Jose Osuna and Eric Wood were each 2-4, with a double and a triple, respectively.  Josh Bell was 0-4.

-- West Virginia blew an early 7-0 lead and lost to Lakewood, 8-7, in 15 innings.  Starter Cody Dickson allowed one run over five innings on six hits and four walks.  He struck out three.  The Power essentially conceded the game by putting infielder Adam Landecker in to pitch the 15th and he allowed the winning run on a HR.  Harold Ramirez went 3-7 with a double and threw three runners out, two in the 9th to preserve the tie.  He also extended his hitting streak to 22 games.  Chris Diaz was 3-6 with a double and Edwin Espinal 2-7 with four strikeouts.

-- Bristol lost the continuation of yesterday's suspended game with Elizabethton, 8-5.  The game was stopped after Bristol pitcher Hector Gomez walked the first hitter in the bottom of the 1st.  Dan Urbina took over when the game was resumed and allowed six runs on nine hits in three and two-thirds innings.  Eduardo Figueroa was 3-5 with a double.  Jerrick Suiter, drafted in the 26th round, made his debut and went 2-2 with a walk.

Omar Basulto and Jess Amedee combined to give up nine runs in the 1st inning as Bristol got destroyed in the regularly scheduled game, 12-1.  The Pirates had just five hits and remain homerless eleven games into the season.

-- The GCL Pirates lost to the Yankees2, 6-3.  Austin Meadows and Barrett Barnes both began their rehabs.  Meadows went 2-2 with two doubles and a walk, while Barnes walked twice and got hit by a pitch.  Both came out for pinch hitters in the 6th inning.  Oddly, their replacements both reached base twice, meaning the 3rd and 4th hitters reached base ten times out of ten plate appearances.  The 1st and 2nd hitters in the order reached five times out of ten, yet the Pirates somehow scored only three runs.  Overall, they went 1-14 with RISP and stranded 15 runners.  Cole Tucker was 1-4 with a walk, but also got picked off first again.  Nelson Jorge was 1-3 with a triple and two walks.  Starter Neil Kozikowski gave up three runs in five innings on five hits and a walk.  He fanned three.  Another rehabbing player, former Nationals prospect Collin Balester, gave up three runs on four hits and two walks, while recording just two outs.  The Pirates signed Balester knowing he'd be out until mid-season due to Tommy John surgery.

-- The DSL Pirates lost to the Phillies, 6-2.  Edison Lantigua was 2-4 and Eliezer Ramirez 2-2.  Starter Luis Escobar gave up two runs in five innings on four hits and a walk.  He struck out three.