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Pirates Minor League Report: Shalin Polanco Walks it Off



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Pirates’ affiliates picked up three wins on Tuesday, capped by Shalin Polanco’s walk-off grand slam for the Bradenton Marauders.

Domingo Germán put together his best performance since joining the Pirates, striking out five batters in a quality start for Triple-A Indianapolis. Matt Gorski homered yet again, Matt Fraizer hit two doubles and Liover Peguero singled four times in Indianapolis’ 4-2 win over the Iowa Cubs.

The Altoona Curve lost 3-2 to the Bowie Bay Sox, managing just three hits and unable to pull out a win in complement of Po-Yu Chen’s quality start.

The Greensboro Grasshoppers shut out the Hudson Valley Renegades 2-0. Patrick Reilly struck out ten batters in six innings, while Hudson Head’s two-run homer served as the difference maker.

The Bradenton Marauders round things out with a 6-5 walk-off win over the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Esmerlyn Valdez homered in the eighth to help send the game to extras, while Polanco’s tenth-inning grand slam secured the win after a near-meltdown in the top of the inning.

Here are some of the top performances amongst the Pirates’ farm teams to begin the new week.

Triple-A Indianapolis (30-38)

LF Matt Fraizer

  • Game: 3-for-4 with 2 doubles.
  • Season: .228/.309/.348 with 8 doubles, a triple and 3 homers in 48 games between Indianapolis and Altoona.

INF Liover Peguero

  • Game: 4-for-4 with 4 singles.
  • Season: .272/.336/.402 with 13 doubles, 2 triples and 4 homers in 60 games.

Double-A Altoona (24-40)

RHP Po-Yu Chen

  • Game: 6 IP, 2 ER and 5 K’s.
  • Season: 64 IP, 4,64 ERA, 42 K’s in 13 appearances (11 starts).

LF Tres Gonzalez

  • Game: 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Season: .216/.310/.257 with 4 doubles and a triple in 46 games.

High-A Greensboro (37-26)

LF Hudson Head

  • Game: 1-for-3 with a homer.
  • Season: .230/.337/.437 with 6 doubles, 3 triples and 8 homers in 51 games.

RHP Patrick Reilly

  • Game: 6 IP, 0 ER, 10 K’s.
  • Season: 56.2 IP, 3.81 ERA, 74 K’s in 13 starts.

Single-A Bradenton (28-35)

CF Shalin Polanco

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a grand slam and a walk.
  • Season: .166/.245/.322 with 11 doubles and 7 homers in 54 games.

RHP Antwone Kelly

  • Game: 5.2 IP, 0 ER, 5 K’s.
  • Season: 54.1 IP, 3.81 ERA, 54 K’s in 12 appearances (10 starts).

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