It was another full slate for Pittsburgh Pirates’ prospects as all four minor league affiliates were in action on Thursday night. And what a night it was for the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers.
Aided by a career-night from Ernny Ordonez, the Grasshopper’s offense exploded for 15 runs on 15 hits on the evening.
Ordonez was without doubt the standout from Thursday’s action, but he certainly wasn’t alone amongst Pirates’ prospects. Here’s who joined him.
SS Jared Triolo
- Game stats: 1 for 4, one RBI, one walk, one steal
- Season stats: .266/.405/.344, five doubles, 10 RBIs, two steals, 18 games
3B Ryan Vilade
- Game stats: 1 for 2, one double, two walks
- Season stats: .262/.373/.381, six doubles, three home runs, 13 RBIs, two steals, 36 games
Triolo and Vilade each had a hand at the plate, but Indianapolis was defeated 4-1 by the Toledo Mudhens.
Pirates prospects Nick Gonzales and Endy Rodriguez were each on base twice with the former being responsible for the Indians’ lone run.
3B Claudio Finol
- Game stats: 3 for 5, two doubles, one RBI, three runs
- Season stats: .244/.311/.439, two doubles, two home runs, five RBIs, two steals, 12 games
SS Liover Peguero
- Game stats: 2 for 4, two RBIs, two walks
- Season stats: .256/.337/.403, 12 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 23 RBIs, 13 steals, 43 games
Finol and Peguero combined to reach base seven times as Altoona edged out the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 9-8.
Outfielders Connor Scott and Lol0 Sanchez both had two hits. Pirates prospect Matt Fraizer had an interesting stat line, going 1 for 6 with a single but drove in five runs for the Curve.
3b Ernny Ordonez
- Game stats: 5 for 5, one home run, three doubles, five RBIs, three runs
- Season stats: .233/.309/.337, three doubles, two home runs, 14 RBIs, one steal, 23 games
DH Abrahan Gutierrez
- Game stats: 3 for 5, one double, four RBIs, three runs
- Season stats: .271/.370/.386, five doubles, one home run, 13 RBIs, 18 games
Ordonez and Gutierrez’s monster games helped lead Greensboro to their 15-6 win over the Winston-Salem Dash.
Pirates prospect Brendan Dixon hit his second long ball of the season while Tsung-Che Cheng and Jase Bowen had two hits apiece.
INF Jesus Castillo
- Game stats: 2 for 5, two RBIs, one run
- Season stats: .248/.425/.290, four doubles, one triple, 16 RBIs, seven steals, 44 games
DH Nick Cimillo
- Game stats: 1 for 3, one home run, one RBI, two runs, one HBP
- Season stats: .250/.391/.519, three doubles, one triple, three home runs, eight RBIs, 19 games
Cimillo’s homer and Castillo’s two RBIs lifted the Marauders to a 7-2 win over the Tampa Tarpons.
Termarr Johnson doubled, walked three times, scored a run and stole a base in the win. Pirates prospect Shalin Polanco singled twice and drove in a pair.