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Pirates Minor League Report: Bubba Chandler Still On Fire

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Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Bubba Chandler

Pirates’ affiliates won each of the three games they played on Wednesday, spurred by Bubba Chandler’s third consecutive start pitching into the seventh inning.

Chandler—one of the Pirates’ two Futures Game selections—kicked off Altoona’s 3-0 shutout of the Harrisburg Senators, striking out seven batters and allowing just two baserunners, neither of which made it past first. He went on to complete 7.2 innings, doing so on an efficient 97 pitches.

The Greensboro Grasshoppers outlasted the Aberdeen IronBirds 6-5 in ten innings, managing just five hits (all singles) but walking ten times to help spur their offense. Termarr Johnson, Mitch Jebb and Nick Cimillo each drew multiple free passes.

The Bradenton Marauders defeated the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels 10-5, helped in part by homers from Axiel Plaz and Miguel Sosa.

Triple-A Indianapolis saw their game against the Louisville Bats postponed due to rain, with a makeup date unannounced as of yet.

Triple-A Indianapolis (36-45)

DNP: rain.

Double-A Altoona (31-47)

RHP Bubba Chandler

  • Game: 7.2 IP, 0 ER, 7 K’s.
  • Season: 61.2 IP, 3.65 ERA, 75 K’s in 15 appearances (13 starts).

1B Carter Bins

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Season: .238/.374/.441 with 11 doubles and 6 homers in 47 games between Altoona and Indianapolis.

High-A Greensboro (49-28)

SS Termarr Johnson

  • Game: 1-for-3 with a single and 2 walks.
  • Season: .232/.386/.363 with 11 doubles, a triple and 7 homers in 74 games.

2B Mitch Jebb

  • Game: 1-for-2 with a single and 3 walks.
  • Season: .223/.325/.316 with 4 doubles, 2 triples and 5 homers in 65 games.

Single-A Bradenton (35-43)

1B Axiel Plaz

  • Game: 2-for-5 with a double and a homer.
  • Season: .208/.297/.480 with 4 doubles and 10 homers in 41 games between rookie ball and Bradenton.

LF Miguel Sosa

  • Game: 1-for-3 with a homer and 2 walks.
  • Season: .311/.436/.400 with 5 doubles and a homer in 31 games between rookie ball and Bradenton.
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