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Pirates Prospect Watch: Altoona Explodes For 17 Runs

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The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Double-A affiliate in Altoona received plenty of contributions at the plate as the offense erupted for 17 runs for their second-consecutive win on Tuesday afternoon.

Down in Bradenton, a pair of 2022 draft picks helped the Marauders win their second game of the season.

There are a lot of players — mostly on the hitting side — to highlight throughout the Pirates’ minor league system from Tuesday. Here are some of the notables.

Indianapolis (5-6)

CF Chavez Young

  • Game stats: 1 for 2, one double, one walk
  • Season stats: .125/.250/.250, one double, one triple, two RBIs, four steals, nine games

C Grant Koch

  • Game stats: 1 for 3 with an RBI
  • Season stats: .200/.200/.200, one RBI, three games

Not a whole lot to highlight as the Indians lost 5-1 to the Saint Paul Saints.

Right-hander Luis Ortiz was the starter for Indianapolis. He was tagged for three earned runs in four innings and struck out six.

Altoona (2-3)

1B Mason Martin

  • Game stats: 3 for 4, one double, two home runs, three RBIs, four runs, two walks
  • Season stats: .267/.450/.800, two doubles, two home runs, three RBIs, one steal, four games

C Henry Davis

  • Game stats: 3 for 6, one home run, three RBIs, one run
  • Season stats: .263/.440/.526, one triple, one home run, five RBIs, five games

Unlike with Indianapolis, there is a lot to highlight in Double-A Altoona in their 17-6 win over the Erie Seawolves. The breakout with the bats was led by Martin and Davis.

Outfielder Lolo Sanchez and infielder Andres Alvarez each homered in addition to Martin and Davis. Liover Peguero, Connor Scott and Matt Fraizer each had multi-hit games and all drove in at least one run.

Greensboro (3-2)

INF Tsung-Che Cheng

  • Game stats: 1 for 3, one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk
  • Season stats: .294/.368/.882, two triples, two home runs, three RBIs, 0ne steal, five games

CF Jase Bowen

  • Game stats: 1 for 4, one home run, one RBI, one walk
  • Season stats: .381/.435/.619, two doubles, one home run, six RBIs, one steal, five games

For the second straight game, Cheng recorded a home run. He was joined by Bowen with a long ball on Wednesday. Bowen continues to serve as a run producer for the Grasshoppers. The two homers weren’t enough, however, as Greensboro was defeated 6-2 by the Jersey City BlueClaws.

Right-hander Michell Miliano tossed 2.1 scoreless innings of relief and struck out five.

Bradenton (2-3)

CF Tres Gonzalez

  • Game stats: 2 for 3, two RBIs, three runs, one walk, one steal
  • Season stats: .294/.400/.294, two RBIs, two steals, five games

3B Jack Brannigan

  • Game stats: 2 for 5, one triple, two runs
    Season stats: .333/.455/.444, one triple, two steals, five games

The contributions from Gonzalez and Brannigan helped Bradenton take down the Lakeland Flying Tigers 10-5.

First baseman Geovanny Planchart had two hits and an RBI while catcher Wyatt Hendrie drove in a pair.

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