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The Matt Morris Report: 7/30/14

So will there be big changes for the Pirates? I don't know, this is the minor league report. West Virginia was off, Jamestown was rained out and no report was available for the DSL Pirates.

-- Indianapolis couldn't hold an early 4-0 lead and lost to Buffalo in walkoff fashion, 5-4.  Nick Kingham, in what could be his last appearance as a Pirate prospect, gave up four runs, three earned, in six innings.  He allowed five hits and two walks, and fanned five.  Kingham made his own job harder by committing three errors.  Blake Davis went 3-4 and Andrew Lambo hit his fifth HR.  Jose Tabata was 1-3 and had a sacrifice fly double play, which probably doesn't happen a lot.

-- Altoona beat Erie, 6-3.  Thomas Harlan gave up two runs on seven hits and no walks in six and a third innings.  He struck out five.  Josh Bell, in what could be his last appearance as a Pirate prospect, was 1-3 with a walk, as was Gift Ngoepe.  Alen Hanson, in what could be his last appearance as a Pirate prospect, was 1-5.  Dan Gamache, who'll probably be around for a while, was 2-3.

-- Bradenton failed to hold a 4-1 lead, fell behind Daytona 7-4, then scored five in the 8th to win, 9-7.  Starter Chad Kuhl allowed four runs, two earned, on six hits and three walks in five and a third innings.  He struck out one.  Adam Frazier was 2-4 with two doubles and a walk, and Walker Gourley was 2-3.  Jordan Steranka, Jose Osuna and Justin Maffei all went 2-4.

-- Bristol suffered its 28th loss in 38 games, 4-2, to Princeton.  Starter Billy Roth gave up two runs on three hits and four walks in five innings.  He struck out four.  He's now walked 21 in his last 23.2 IP.  Carlos Ozuna was 3-4 with a double and Danny Arribas (pictured) 2-4 with his third HR.  Ozuna got off to a miserable start with the bat but is hitting .467 in his last eight games.

-- The GCL Pirates scored a run in the 9th to tie the Astros, but lost in the 10th, 4-3.  Starter Dario Agrazal gave up three runs in four and two-thirds innings.  Sam Kennelly was 1-3 with a walk.  Cole Tucker went 1-4 with a walk.