Saturday's action in the Pirates' minor league organization began with a double header sweep in the Gulf Coast League, making up for yesterday's rain out:
GCL Pirates 3, GCL Blue Jays 2 (Game 1)
Luis Heredia pitched 3 scoreless innings to begin this...
The Pirates have optioned SS Pedro Ciriaco to AAA Indianapolis. This opens a roster spot for OF Alex Presley, who will be officially called up on Tuesday (the Pirates have a day off on Monday). UPDATE: Presley has officially been called up, and will join the Pirates in Toronto.
Two Pirates' minor leaguers have been chosen to play in the MLB Futures game, which is held during the All-Star festivities. OF Starling Marte will be on the World team, and INF Chase d'Arnaud was named to the USA team -- though that might change if d'Arnaud is indeed called...
All of the Pirates' minor league affiliates lost on Tuesday evening.....
New Britain Rock Cats 10, Altoona Curve 4
It was a tough night for Curve starter Bryan Morris, who gave up 7 runs on 9 hits and 3 walks in 4 innings of...
Saturday evening action for the Pirates' minor league affiliates:
Altoona Curve 11, Reading Phillies 1 (Suspended)
After rain delayed the start of this game, the Curve must have decided that they needed to score a lot and quickly, in case the rain cut...
The Altoona Curve had a scheduled day off on Monday, but the Power and the Marauders were in action.
Delmarva Shorebirds 10, West Virginia Power 7
A 6-run offensive blast by the Power was enough to tie the score, but not enough for...
Saturday evening's action with the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates.
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The Power had an early game today, while the Curve and the Marauders are scheduled for the evening:
West Virginia Power 3, Hickory Crawdads 2
Three Power pitchers combined to hold Hickory to just 4 hits in the late-morning start. Colton Cain earned his...
Friday evening's action with the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates:
Altoona Curve 6, Binghamton Mets 6
Rain halted the game between the Curve and the Mets in Binghamton, NY in the top of the 7th inning, with the score tied at 6-6. Starter Aaron Thompson got...
Sunday afternoon action with the Pirates' lower minor league teams:
Altoona Curve 5, Akron Aeros 4
2B Brock Holt singled up the middle in the bottom of the 9th, scoring 1B Miles Durham from second base, for the Curve's walk-off win.