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Pirates Minor League Report: Chandler, Jimenez Excel in Relief

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Pirates’ affiliates picked up three wins on Sunday, with strong pitching performances from Bubba Chandler and Carlos Jimenez.

Chandler picked up a win in relief for the Altoona Curve, who toppled the Richmond Flying Squirrels 6-4. Dustin Peterson hit two home runs and Joe Perez added a dinger of his own, together accounting for all the scoring.

Greensboro got boat raced 18-5 by the Jersey Shore BlueClaws, with five hits and three walks nowhere near enough to keep up with the onslaught.

The Bradenton Marauders leapt out to a double digit lead in the first two innings against the Clearwater Threshers, riding the wave to a 10-2 win. Carlos Jimenez punched out eight batters across four innings out of the bullpen, while Javier Rivas and Axiel Plaz hit home runs.

Triple-A Indianapolis, meanwhile, managed just three hits in their 8-3 loss to the Columbus Clippers.

Here are the top performances from the Pirates’ farm system to round out the week.

Triple-A Indianapolis (26-35)

CF Gilberto Celestino

  • Game: 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Season: .288/.377/.375 with 8 doubles and 2 homers in 46 games.

RF Canaan Smith-Njigba

  • Game: 1-for-4 with a homer.
  • Season: .229/.360/.350 with 9 doubles, 2 triples and 2 homers in 46 games.

Double-A Altoona (20-37)

RHP Bubba Chandler

  • Game: 3 IP, 0 ER (2 unearned), 2 K’s.
  • Season: 36.2 IP, 4.42 ERA, 40 K’s in 11 appearances (9 starts).

DH Dustin Peterson

  • Game: 2-for-4 with 2 homers.
  • Season: .189/.262/.316 with 3 doubles and 3 homers in 28 games between Altoona and Indianapolis.

High-A Greensboro (31-25)

DH Joshua Palacios

  • Game: 1-for-4 with a homer.
  • Season: .246/.306/.421 with 4 doubles and 2 homers in 17 rehab assignment games.

1B Nick Cimillo

  • Game: 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Season: .316/.400/.600 with 3 doubles and 8 homers in 27 games.

Single-A Bradenton (25-32)

RHP Carlos Jimenez

  • Game: 4 IP, 0 ER, 8 K’s.
  • Season: 24 IP, 4.50 ERA, 39 K’s in 10 appearances (5 starts).

3B Javier Rivas

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a double and a homer.
  • Season: .204/.273/.341 with 9 doubles, a triple and 4 homers in 49 games.
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