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All Hands on Deck: Pitching shines

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Dario Agrazal

Pitching dominated the system in an abbreviated schedule.

Triple-A

Indianapolis (26-20) scored both heir runs the sixth in a 2-0 win over visiting Charlotte (28-22)

24 year old right-hander Dario Agrazal (4-2, 2.74) , likely the next man up when the Pirates need a starter, threw six shutout innings, dropping his Triple-A ERA to 2.17. The six foot two inch, 240 pound Panamanian, in his seventh year in the Pirates’ system, allowed only four hits and two walks while fanning five. Including his four starts earlier in the year with Altoona, Agrazal has issued only seven free passes in 62 1/3 innings.

Montana DuRapau (0.55 ERA in 16 13 IP) struck out four of the six batter he faced and Dovydas Neverauskas earned the save with a perfect ninth.

The Indians scored their runs in the sixth against Dylan Cease (4-2, 3.26), one of the White Sox’ top pitching prospects. Ke’Bryan Hayes (250/341/400) led off with a walk and went to third when Corey Dickerson lied a double to right, then scoring when Jung-ho Kang lined a single to center. Dickerson then scampered home on a passed ball.

Dickerson was 1-for-4 and Kang 1-for 3 with a walk.

Double-A

Altoona was rained out at Trenton.

High-A

Bradenton (30-21) scored all three of their runs in the third as they won 3-1 over visiting Lakeland (21-30)

The Marauders used a bullpen game with good results, allowing Lakeland only two hits. Pedro Pablo’s little brother Samuel Reyes (0.34 ERA in 26 23 IP) opened with three hitless innings, with one walk and three whiffs. Hunter Stratton (5-0, 1.76) then went 4 1/3, allowing both hits and two walks while fanning five.

All the runs came home on SS Robbie Glendinning’s (312/355/567) three-run homer in the third, his seventh of the year. Bradenton only had four hits, the other three by Travis Swaggerty, Cal Mitchell and Chris Sharpe.

Low-A

Greensboro had a scheduled day off.