clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Matt Morris Report: Big day for two Garcias

-- Clayton Richard threw shutout ball over seven and two-thirds innings to key Indianapolis' 3-0 blanking of Buffalo.  Richard gave up eight hits, walked none, struck out four and threw 65 of 91 pitches for strikes.  A.J. Morris got the last four outs.  Pedro Florimon was 2-4 with a double and his first HR.  Jaff Decker was 2-4 with a double.  Alen Hanson got a day off.

-- Altoona topped New Britain, 6-1.  Matt Benedict gave up one run in six innings on five hits and a walk.  He struck out three.  Thomas Harlan fanned four in two innings of relief.  Willy Garcia, after taking nearly two months to hit his first HR last week, hit his second and third, and went 3-4 to raise his average to .303.  Jose Osuna went 2-3 and is now 8-for-15 since his promotion.  Jacob Stallings also went 2-3 and Gift Ngoepe was 2-5 with a double.  Max Moroff and Josh Bell each went 0-4.

-- Bradenton scored five runs in the 1st and then held on for a 5-4 win over St. Lucie.  Reese McGuire and JaCoby Jones each went 2-4 with a double.  McGuire's double drove in three runs.  Michael Fransoso was 2-3.  Austin Meadows went 0-4 and is now mired in a 3-for-27 slump.  Frank Duncan continued his recent struggles, giving up four runs on eleven hits and a walk in five and two-thirds innings.  He did strike out six.  Montana DuRapau retired all of the seven hitters he faced.

-- Yeudy Garcia (pictured) and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout as West Virginia beat Greensboro, 3-0.  Garcia went five innings and allowed just a hit and a walk, while striking out six.  Garcia is quickly becoming one of the more interesting pitchers in the system.  He was 20 when he signed, which is old for a Dominican prospect and probably is why he went straight from the DSL to full-season ball.  In 47 innings he's given up just 35 hits and 13 walks, while striking out 46.  He threw only 59.2 IP in the DSL last year, so it'll be interesting to see how the Pirates manage his workload the rest of the year.  In today's game, Michael Suchy went 3-4 with a double, and is now hitting .405 in his last ten games.  Cole Tucker and Connor Joe didn't play.

-- As usual, had no report on the DSL Pirates' game.