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Pirates Minor League Report: Two Homers for P.J. Hilson



Pittsburgh Pirates' Prospect Jase Bowen

Pirates’ affiliates continued their winning ways, claiming three of the four games they played on Friday thanks to excellent starts from Po-Yu Chen and Patrick Reilly along with P.J. Hilson’s third multi-homer game of the season.

The Indianapolis Indians outlasted the Louisville Bats 7-6, leaping out to a seven run lead early that helped them weather the massive comeback.

Double-A Altoona defeated the Harrisburg Senators 4-3, riding seven innings from Po-Yu Chen (who allowed just two runs, one earned, striking out eight batters). Jase Bowen doubled, walked and added the play of the game, robbing what would’ve been the go-ahead home run in the ninth with a leaping grab at the wall.

P.J. Hilson clubbed two homers for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, helping them to a 6-4 win over the Aberdeen IronBirds. Nick Cimillo added his 16th home run of the season, while Patrick Reilly struck out nine batters in 5.2 innings.

Bradenton suffered the lone loss, falling 7-3 to Fort Myers after another quick exit from Mike Burrows.

Here are some of the top performances amongst the Pirates’ affiliates to start the weekend.

Triple-A Indianapolis (38-45)

SS Liover Peguero

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a double and a triple.
  • Season: .273/.332/.422 with 17 doubles, 3 triples and 6 homers in 73 games.

DH Henry Davis

  • Game: 1-for-4 with a double and a stolen base.
  • Season: .287/.427/.596 with 8 doubles and 7 homers in 27 games between Altoona and Indianapolis.

Double-A Altoona (33-47)

RHP Po-Yu Chen

  • Game: 7 IP, 1 ER (1 unearned), 8 K’s.
  • Season: 83 IP, 4.12 ERA, 56 K’s in 16 appearances (14 starts).

RF Jase Bowen

  • Game: 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Season: .234/.288/.321 with 11 doubles, a triple and 3 homers in 67 games.

High-A Greensboro (51-28)

RF P.J. Hilson

  • Game: 3-for-4 with a double and 2 homers.
  • Season: .222/.304/.428 with 5 doubles, a triple and 11 homers in 59 games between Bradenton and Greensboro.

RHP Patrick Reilly

  • Game: 5.2 IP, 0 ER (2 unearned), 9 K’s.
  • Season: 72 IP, 3.50 ERA, 91 K’s in 16 starts.

Single-A Bradenton (35-45)

2B Jeral Toledo

  • Game: 1-for-3 with a single and 2 walks.
  • Season: .230/.329/.304 with 7 doubles and 2 triples in 44 games.
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