Today the Pirates' upper level minor leaguers took on the Blue Jays. As always, the scores were somewhat of a mystery, but I'm pretty sure the Pirates' AAA squad won and the AA squad lost badly.
The starters were Nate Baker (AA) and Mike Colla (AAA). As he did the last time I saw him, Baker got hammered. I didn't watch in too much detail, but he appeared to be getting hit hard and scored upon in every inning. He was throwing mostly 90-91 and I didn't see any offspeed stuff. Colla fared much better, throwing four innings without allowing any runs that I could see. He threw mostly fastballs, ranging from 88-91, mostly 89 in the first inning and 90 afterward. There were a few well hit balls that were caught, but for the most part Colla didn't have much trouble.
After the starters, most of the pitchers were guys who are struggling to turn things around in one way or another. Two veteran lefties pitched in the AAA game. Jo-Jo Reyes was shaky with the first few hitters but settle...
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