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Pirates Minor League Report: Bubba Chandler Back from IL

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Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Bubba Chandler

Pirates’ farmhands picked up two wins on Wednesday, with Bubba Chandler making his return to the starting rotation after injury troubles.

Chandler ended up missing just one start, a heartening sign after dealing with forearm tightness. He allowed two solo home runs across four innings of work as the Curve lost 6-2 to the Portland Sea Dogs.

Triple-A Indianapolis fell 8-2 to the Omaha Storm Chasers, with Michael Plassmeyer shelled for eight runs in 3.2 innings and the offense unable to catch up from that deficit. 

Things went better for the lower rungs of the Pirates’ system, with the Greensboro Grasshoppers slugging three home runs in a 12-3 win over the Asheville Tourists. Jack Brannigan, Mitch Jebb and Hudson Head all cleared the fences, while Derek Diamond contributed five innings of one-run ball, striking out seven batters.

The Bradenton Marauders closed out the slate with a 3-2 win, putting up a three spot off the bat of Braylon Bishop that was enough to secure victory.

Here’s a look at how Pittsburgh’s minor leaguers performed on Wednesday night.

Triple-A Indianapolis (24-26)

2B Mike Jarvis

  • Game: 1-for-2 with a homer and a walk.
  • Season: .093/.216/.256 with a double and 2 homers in 15 games between Altoona and Indianapolis.

C Jason Delay

  • Game: 1-for-3 with a double.
  • Season: .250/.400/.375 with a double in 3 rehab assignment games between Bradenton and Indianapolis.

Double-A Altoona (15-32)

RHP Bubba Chandler

  • Game: 4 IP, 2 ER, 3 K’s.
  • Season: 28.2 IP, 5.65 ERA, 33 K’s in 9 appearances (8 starts).

1B Seth Beer

  • Game: 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Season: .307/.389/.438 with 7 doubles, a triple and 3 homers in 39 games.

High-A Greensboro (28-19)

CF Hudson Head

  • Game: 2-for-5 with a double and a homer.
  • Season: .242/.368/.475 with 3 doubles, 2 triples and 7 homers in 37 games.

RHP Derek Diamond

  • Game: 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 K’s.
  • Season: 26.2 IP, 2.70 ERA, 28 K’s in 7 appearances (3 starts).

Single-A Bradenton (21-26)

LF Braylon Bishop

  • Game: 1-for-4 with a homer and a walk.
  • Season: .283/.411/.500 with 2 doubles, a triple and 2 homers in 15 games between rookie ball and Bradenton.

RHP Antwone Kelly

  • Game: 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 K’s.
  • Season: 37 IP, 4.86 ERA, 34 K’s in 9 appearances (7 starts).

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