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Pirates Minor League Report: Charles McAdoo Hits First Curve Homer

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Homestand 11, The Bradenton Marauders face the Lakeland Flying Tigers at LECOM Park, Bradenton, Florida (Photos by Jonathan Austin)

Pirates’ affiliates picked up two wins on Saturday, with Charles McAdoo’s hot hitting continuing with his promotion to Double-A.

Triple-A Indianapolis lost 3-2 to the Iowa Cubs, spoiling an excellent outing from Martín Pérez in his first rehab start since missing close to a month with a groin muscle strain.

The Altoona Curve defeated the Bowie Baysox 7-6 in 11 innings, with McAdoo hitting his first Double-A homer. Wyatt Hendrie left the yard and Thomas Harrington turned in six innings of two-run ball, while Jack Carey hung on in extra innings for the win after blowing a ninth-inning save.

The Greensboro Grasshoppers also went to extras, walking off the Hudson Valley Renegades 2-1 in 11 innings. Bradenton fell 9-3 to the Lakeland Flying Tigers, with center fielder Solomon Maguire powering the offense via a three-run homer.

Here’s a look at the top performances in the Pirates’ farm system on Saturday night.

Triple-A Indianapolis (32-40)

3B Malcom Nuñez

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a homer.
  • Season: .252/.327/.383 with 9 doubles and 7 homers in 66 games.

LHP Martín Pérez

  • Game: 5 IP, 1 ER (1 unearned), 4 K’s.
  • Season: 5 IP, 1.80 ERA, 4 K’s in 1 rehab start.

Double-A Altoona (28-40)

RHP Thomas Harrington

  • Game: 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 K’s.
  • Season: 40.2 IP, 2.88 ERA, 39 K’s in 9 appearances (8 starts) between Bradenton and Altoona.

3B Charles McAdoo

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and a walk.
  • Season: .339/.418/.577 with 16 doubles, 4 triples and 10 homers in 61 games between Greensboro and Altoona.

High-A Greensboro (41-26)

SS Jack Brannigan

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.
  • Season: .222/.357/.395 with 9 doubles, a triple and 7 homers in 51 games.

LHP Hunter Barco

  • Game: 4 IP, 0 ER, 7 K’s.
  • Season: 52 IP, 3.46 ERA, 63 K’s in 14 appearances (12 starts).

Single-A Bradenton (30-38)

CF Solomon Maguire

  • Game: 1-for-3 with a homer.
  • Season: .167/.262/.361 with 2 doubles, 2 triples and 5 homers in 37 games.

3B Javier Rivas

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Season: .230/.299/.373 with 12 doubles, a triple and 5 homers in 60 games.

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