A quick recap for each of the two All-Star games last night, plus a brief look at the playoff situation for all eight of the affiliates. Six Pittsburgh Pirates saw action between the Triple-A and Eastern League All-Star games last night.
In the Triple-A All-Star game on Wednesday night, both Steven Brault and Christopher Bostick saw action for the International League. Brault was the second pitcher out for the IL, taking the third inning. He threw a scoreless frame, allowing just one runner on a single. He threw 21 pitches (13 strikes) and all three of his outs were on ground outs.
Bostick started the game in right field and batted seventh. He struck out swinging in the second inning, flew out to right field in the fourth, then walked in the sixth inning. Bostick finished his day by ...
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