For the first time in affiliated baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Paul Skenes worked more than one inning.
The 2023 No. 1 overall pick pitched a pair of scoreless innings with the Bradenton Marauders on Sunday afternoon in his third career appearance.
Elsewhere, Jack Brannigan continued to produce for High-A Greensboro and hit a grand slam for the Grasshoppers.
Plenty more to get into amongst Pirates’ prospects on Sunday.
DH Aaron Shackelford
- Game stats: 2 for 3, one double, one RBI, one run, one walk
- Season stats: .227/.347/.419, 16 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs, 49 RBIs, eight steals, 98 games
SS Nick Gonzales
- Game stats: 2 for 4, one double, one RBI, one run, one walk
- Season stats: .267/.383/.450, 17 doubles, five triples, seven home runs, 31 RBIs, three steals, 69 games
Despite big games from Shackelford and Gonzales, Indianapolis fell 7-6 to the St. Paul Saints.
Vinny Capra finished the game with three hits and Pirates’ prospect Ryan Vilade had a two-hit game.
CF Chavez Young
- Game stats: 1 for 5, one home run, three RBIs, one run
- Season stats: .214/.329/.286, four doubles, two home runs, nine RBIs, 13 steals, 47 games
SS Andres Alvarez
- Game stats: 2 for 5
- Season stats: .219/.288/.351, 14 doubles, seven home runs, 29 RBIs, three steals, 75 games
Young hit a three-run homer while Alvarez had a two-hit day but Altoona was defeated 7-6 in 13 innings by the Bowie Baysox.
Pirates prospect Jackson Glenn hit a solo homer while Joe Perez connected on a two-run shot.
1B Jase Bowen
- Game stats: 3 for 4, one home run, one double, one RBI, two runs
- Season stats: .265/.341/.486, 13 doubles, four triples, 22 home runs, 85 RBIs, 22 steals, 99 games
SS Jack Brannigan
- Game stats: 1 for 5, one home run, four RBIs, two runs
- Season stats: .305/.358/.674, three doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 27 RBIs, five steals, 24 games
A big game from Bowen and Brannigan’s grand slam carried Greensboro to a 12-5 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods.
Pirates prospect Luke Brown homered and drove in four runs while Francisco Acuna collected a pair of hits.
RHP Paul Skenes
- Game stats: 2.0 innings, no hits, no runs, no walks, two strikeouts
- Season stats: 0-0, 0.00 ERA (0er/3.0ip), one hit, no walks, four strikeouts, two appearances/two starts
LF Rodolfo Nolasco
- Game stats: 1 for 2, two walks
- Season stats: .211/.353/.425, 18 doubles, 16 home runs, 58 RBIs, 10 steals, 88 games
In addition to Skenes’ performance, Nolasco was the only Bradenton player with a hit and reached three times but the Marauders were blanked 6-0 by the Lakeland Flying Tigers.
Pirates prospect Luis Peralta threw three scoreless innings of relief and punched out four.