In the System: Michael Burrows carries No-Hit Bid into Sixth, Altoona Rained Out, Greensboro Continues Power Surge


How did the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league teams fair on Wednesday? Here's a quick run down for the day's action of July 7.

 Indianapolis Indians 0, Columbus Clippers 2

It's a tough start to the week for the Indians' offense, as through two games now they have managed just seven total hits. Ethan Paul collected half of the team's hits on the day, with Will Craig and Taylor Davis registering the other two.

James Marvel put in a quality effort, throwing 6 1/3 innings, allowing just two runs and striking out three batters. Nick Mears came in and finished things out on Indy's side, throwing 1 2/3 no-hit innings.

Altoona Curve, Akron Rubberducks - Postponed Rain

Turns out Mother Nature is the only thing that could keep Mason Martin off the scoresheet. 

Greensboro Grasshoppers 5, Asheville Tourist 2

Liover Peguero, Blake Sabol, and (surprise, surprise) Matt Fraizer went deep for the Grasshoppers. For Fraizer it was his 14th of the season, putting him one short of Martin's total for the organization lead. Jared Triolo and Matt Gorski also swiped two bags a piece.

Michael Burrows may be the next guy that needs to be talked about when it comes to Pirates pitching prospects, as if there wasn't enough at the moment. His no-hit bid was squashed in the sixth inning, and he ended the day with 10 strikeouts and one-hit allowed in 5 1/3. 

Bradenton Marauders 3, Clearwater 2

This game was a little weird. Endy Rodriguez was credited with the only RBI on the game, a double as a part of a 3-for-5 day for him.

The other two runs were scored in the seventh, off a wild pitch and throwing error by Clearwater. 

That was plenty enough for Luis Ortiz, who pitched six innings of one-run baseball and struck out nine batters in the process. Cameron Junker earned the save on the night, throwing two innings and striking out two himself.

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