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Pirates Prospect Watch: Matt Gorski Hits Two Bombs

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Pirates' prospect Matt Gorski rounds third base while playing for the Altoona Curve during the 2023 season.

Pirates’ minor league affiliates managed just one win on Tuesday, with Triple-A Indianapolis the lone bright spot. The Indians were the only affiliate to pick up a win, crushing the Iowa Cubs 18-6 behind a pair of home runs from Matt Gorski. Henry Davis and Malcom Nuñez also cleared the fences.

Altoona suffered an 11-1 shellacking at the hands of the Erie Sea Wolves, while the Curve managed just three hits themselves.

It was more of the same in Greensboro, where the Grasshoppers lost 15-2 to the Greenville Drive… although Termarr Johnson logged an extra base hit for the third game in a row, continuing to show signs of improvement.

The Bradenton Marauders managed to keep things interesting, falling 6-4 to the Dunedin Blue Jays as they allowed a pair of decisive runs across the final two innings.

Here are the top performing Pirates’ prospects to begin the week.

Triple-A Indianapolis (21-22)

LF Matt Gorski

  • Game: 3-for-6 with 2 homers.
  • Season: .278/.310/.574 with 6 doubles, 4 triples and 6 homers in 32 games.

C Henry Davis

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and 2 walks.
  • Season: .279/.456/.628 with 3 doubles and 4 homers in 12 games.

Double-A Altoona (10-30)

3B Kervin Pichardo

  • Game: 1-for-2 with a single and a walk.
  • Season: .222/.288/.315 with 4 doubles and 2 homers in 31 games.

2B Francisco Acuna

  • Game: 1-for-3 with a double.
  • Season: .308/.419/.385 with 2 doubles in 12 games.

High-A Greensboro (23-17)

SS Termarr Johnson

  • Game: 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Season: .195/.387/.301 with 5 doubles, a triple and a 2 homers in 38 games.

CF P.J. Hilson

  • Game: 1-for-2 with a single and a walk.
  • Season: .200/.261/.412 with a double, a triple and 5 homers in 27 games between Single-A Bradenton and Greensboro.

Single-A Bradenton (17-23)

CF Sergio Campana

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a double and a homer.
  • Season: .360/.467/.560 with 2 doubles and a homer in 11 games.

PH-RF Braylon Bishop

  • Game: 1-for-4 with a homer.
  • Season: .286/.459/.500 with a double, a triple and a 3 homer in 11 games between rookie ball and Bradenton.

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