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Pirates Prospect Watch: All Four Affiliates Win on Sunday



Pirates prospects, Jared Triolo, Pittsburgh Pirates

Just as the Pittsburgh Pirates were victorious on Sunday, all four of their minor league affiliates also walked away with victories, making it a 5-0 day for the organization.

A number of Pirates’ prospects performed well both on the position player and pitching side of things.

Here are the performances of note.

Indianapolis (28-28)

RF Ryan Vilade

  • Game stats: 2 for 3, one triple, one RBI, one run
  • Season stats: .265/.369/.397, seven doubles, one triple, three home runs, 15 RBIs, two steals, 39 games

3B Jared Triolo

  • Game stats: 1 for 2, three runs, two walks
  • Season stats: .284/.413/.378, five doubles, one triple, 15 RBIs, three steals, 21 games

Backed by solid games at the plate from Vilade and Triolo, the Indians had a 7-0 shutout win over the Toledo Mudhens.

Pirates prospect Canaan Smith-Njigba drove in a pair of runs in the victory.

Altoona (27-22)

CF Matt Gorski

  • Game stats: 1 for 3, one home run, two RBIs, two runs, one walk
  • Season stats: .261/.324/.444, seven doubles, seven home runs, 26 RBIs, nine steals, 41 games

SS Andres Alvarez

  • Game stats: 1 for 4, one double, two RBIs
  • Season stats: .226/.282/.387, 10 home runs, five doubles, 22 RBIs, 43 games

Gorski’s homer and Alvarez’s two RBIs helped Altoona defeat the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 6-4.

Pirates prospect Mason Martin drove in the other two runs for the Curve.

Greensboro (26-23)

RHP Po-Yu Chen

  • Game stats: 5.0 innings, three hits, one run, three walks, four strikeouts
  • Season stats: 2-3, 4.66 ERA, 24er/46.1ip, 46 hits, 16 walks, 45 strikeouts, 10 appearances/nine starts

CF Jase Bowen

  • Game stats: 1 for 4, one home run, four RBIs
  • Season stats: .240/.304/.473, seven doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 40 RBIs, nine steals, 41 games

In addition to Bowen’s grand slam, Chen’s strong start led Greensboro to a 5-4 win over the Winston-Salem Dash.

Will Matthiessen doubled as part of a two-hit game while Pirates prospect Cy Nielson earned his second save of the season.

Bradenton (27-24)

3B Jack Brannigan

  • Game stats: 2 for 4, one home run, one RBI, two runs, one walk, two steals
  • Season stats: .219/.398/.344, one double, two triples, one home run, one RBI, nine steals, 20 games

CF Rodolfo Nolasco

  • Game stats: 3 for 3, one RBI, one run, one walk, one steal
  • Season stats: .262/.389/.467, 10 doubles, four home runs, 22 RBIs, four steals, 30 games

Nolasco was on base in all five of his plate appearances and Brannigan hit his first homer of the year in Bradenton’s 6-2 win over the Tampa Tarpons.

Like Brannigan, Pirates prospect Shalin Polanco had two hits and a homer while Deivis Nadal and Luis Hernandez each had two hits. On the mound, Dominic Perachi held Tampa to two runs in five innings and punched out seven.

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