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Pirates Minor League Report: Former Cardinal Shines in Indy

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Pittsburgh Pirates' Liover Peguero scores during the second inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Pirates’ affiliates picked up four wins on Friday night, with strong pitching throughout the organization.

Triple-A Indianapolis pulled out a 3-2 win over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, with Liover Peguero’s ninth-inning homer serving as the difference maker. Right-hander Jake Woodford, formerly of the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox, turned in a quality start for Indy.

The Altoona Curve defeated the Erie Sea Wolves 6-5. Sean Sullivan provided six innings in relief, settling things down after Anthony Solometo allowed three runs in three innings.

The Greensboro Grasshoppers demolished the Winston-Salem Dash 14-5. Nick Cimillo homered and Hudson Head notched three extra base hits to drive the offense.

The Bradenton Marauders completed their suspended game from Thursday, immediately erupting for six runs once play resumed to take down the Dunedin Blue Jays 6-0. They didn’t fare so well in the second half of their impromptu doubleheader, falling 10-1.

Here are some of the top performances amongst the Pirates’ farm teams on Friday night.

Triple-A Indianapolis (28-37)

RHP Jake Woodford

  • Game: 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 K’s.
  • Season: 55.2 IP, 5.01 ERA, 49 K’s in 11 starts between Triple-A Charlotte (White Sox affiliate) and Indianapolis.

SS Liover Peguero

  • Game: 1-for-4 with a homer.
  • Season: .265/.333/.403 with 13 doubles, 2 triples and 4 homers in 57 games.

Double-A Altoona (22-39)

RHP Sean Sullivan

  • Game: 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 K’s.
  • Season: 60.2 IP, 3.26 ERA, 47 K’s in 13 appearances (11 starts).

3B Joe Perez

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Season: .210/.297/.347 with 7 doubles, a triple and 5 homers in 50 games between Altoona and Indianapolis.

High-A Greensboro (35-25)

1B Nick Cimillo

  • Game: 3-for-4 with a homer and 2 walks.
  • Season: .318/.408/.626 with 3 doubles and 10 homers in 30 games.

RF Hudson Head

  • Game: 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, a triple and a walk.
  • Season: .239/.347/.442 with 6 doubles, 3 triples and 7 homers in 48 games.

Single-A Bradenton (26-35)

RHP Carlson Reed

  • Game: 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 K’s.
  • Season: 49.2 IP, 1.99 ERA, 64 K’s in 11 starts.

LHP Michael Kennedy

  • Game: 4.2 IP, 3 ER, 7 K’s.
  • Season: 53.2 IP, 4.70 ERA, 60 K’s in 11 starts.

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