In The System: Altoona Rained Out, Greensboro Drops Opener by Walkoff Walk

It was a busy day in the Pittsburgh Pirates system on Tuesday, kicking off another minor league week. There was one less game that it could have been, as the Altoona Curve's game was postponed till Thursday due to rain.

So, how did the rest of the system fare? A quick rundown of Tuesday's night action

Indianapolis Indians 3, Iowa Cubs 9

The Indians managed just six hits, dropping the series opener against Iowa. Will Craig hit his team leading eighth home run of the season, and Cole Tucker drove in the other run, going 1-for-3 in the process.

Cam Vieaux (2-2) got his second start of the season and only pitched 2 2/3 innings. The lefty allowed five hits, seven runs (only four earned after a Wilmer Difo throwing error), while walking two and striking out three. He also allowed two home runs as well.

After Vieaux left the game, Matt Eckelman pitched three innings of one-run baseball, logging two strikeouts. In total, Indy used six pitched to make it through the game.

Altoona Curve - Postponed

What a disappointing #RoansyDay, we didn't even get to see him pitch?! The new addition to Baseball America's top 100 prospects will have to wait another day to dazzle fans again.

Greensboro Grasshoppers 2, Bowling Green Hot Rods 3

Oliver Garcia couldn't find the strike zone, walking in the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth, surrendering a free pass three times.

Quinn Priester got the start, and struck out seven in four innings, but struggled with his control - only 38-of-65 pitches went for strikes. Not a horrible number but it played a big factor in him not going deeper into the game.

Will Kobos pitched two scoreless innings in relief, allowing a lone hit while striking out four. 

It was a tough night for the vaunted top of the order, with the 1-2-3 hitters combining to go 1-for-12 on the night with only Liover Peguero collecting a hit. Jared Triolo recorded the team's only extra base hit on the night, with Greensboro also going 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Bradenton Marauders 7, Fort Myers Mighty Mussels 2

Luis Ortiz pitched 4 2/3 innings of one run baseball, striking out four before Cameron Junker came in and threw another 3 1/3. It was Junker who earned his second win of the season in the end.

Jase Bowen drove in his 27th run of the season with a sacrifice fly. Ernie Ordonez went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season, while driving in four runs of his own. Sammy Siani stayed hot with his seventh home run of the season, tying him with Bowen and Hudson Head for the team lead.

FCL Pirates Gold 3, FCL Rays 2

Drake Fellows, acquired in the Joe Musgrove trade, started and pitched two innings, allowing three hits. He was relieved by Carlos Campos, who threw another four innings and struck out four batters. Claudio Finol went 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored.

FCL Pirates Black 8, FCL Orioles Orange 6

Carlos Jimenez, just 18-years old, started and struck out five in four innings in his first outing since coming stateside. Jake Sweeney, standing a towering 6'7", struck out eight batters in just three innings. Luis Hernandez went 2-for-4 with two runs scored while Carlos Canache drove in two runs of his own.

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