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Pirates Minor League Report: Reed, Perachi Mow Through Lineups

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Draft prospect and future Pirate Carlson Reed participates in the MLB baseball draft combine, Tuesday, June 20, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Pirates’ affiliates played three games on Wednesday, with excellent starts from a pair of young pitchers serving as the headliner.

Altoona got knocked around in an 11-6 loss to the Akron Rubber Ducks despite three-hit games from Charles McAdoo and Yoyner Fajardo.

The Greensboro Grasshoppers fell 6-1 to the Jersey Shore BlueClaws after their bullpen imploded, spoiling six innings of one-run ball from left-hander Dominic Perachi.

Bradenton defeated the Clearwater Threshers 8-7 in ten innings, allowing six runs in the ninth inning before hanging on to win by the skin of their teeth. Carlson Reed pitched yet another quality start, fanning eight batters in the process, while Shalin Polanco, Javier Rivas and Axiel Plaz all homered.

Triple-A Indianapolis, meanwhile, saw their game against the Rochester Red Wings postponed due to rain, set for makeup as part of a doubleheader on Thursday, June 27.

Here are some of the top performances amongst the Pirates’ affiliates on Wednesday.

Triple-A Indianapolis (33-41)

DNP: rain.

Double-A Altoona (29-42)

3B Charles McAdoo

  • Game: 3-for-5 with a double.
  • Season: .338/.417/.579 with 17 doubles, 4 triples and 11 homers in 64 games between Greensboro and Altoona.

DH Yoyner Fajardo

  • Game: 3-for-5 with a double.
  • Season: .274/.330/.369 with 4 doubles and 4 homers in 49 games between Altoona and Triple-A St. Paul (Twins).

High-A Greensboro (42-28)

LHP Dominic Perachi

  • Game: 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 K’s.
  • Season: 57.2 IP, 2.50 ERA, 56 K’s in 14 appearances (6 starts) between Greensboro and Altoona.

CF Hudson Head

  • Game: 2-for-4 with 2 singles.
  • Season: .228/.342/.420 with 7 doubles, 3 triples and 8 homers in 57 games.

Single-A Bradenton (33-38)

RHP Carlson Reed

  • Game: 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 K’s.
  • Season: 61 IP, 2.21 ERA, 76 K’s in 13 starts.

CF Shalin Polanco

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a triple and a homer.
  • Season: .163/.240/.330 with 11 doubles, a triple and 8 homers in 58 games.

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