In The System: Indianapolis Drops Both in Doubleheader, Altoona and Greensboro Win



 It was a busy night for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. Between their thrilling come from behind win that ended with a Jacob Stalling's walk off home run, a doubleheader for Indianapolis, and offensive explosions from Altoona and Greensboro, there is plenty to go over.

Game 1: Indianapolis Indians 1, Omaha Storm Chasers 2

A Hunter Owen sacrifice fly in the sixth inning was the lone run of the game one for the Indians. Christian Bethancourt and Bligh Madris both doubled in what was an otherwise quiet start to the night offensively. The highlight of the first game was Steven Brault pitching three innings in his second rehab start.

The lefty allowed two hits, one run and struck out two in his outing, throwing 37 pitches - 28 for strikes. Cody Ponce finished out the game, allowing one run on two hits, two walks while striking out three over four innings.

Game 2: Indianapolis 3, Omaha 4

Beau Sulser walked four and allowed four runs in four innings pitched in an off night for the righty. Anthony Alford went 2-for4 with a double and Dee Strange-Gordon went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in a run of his own. Madris hit a sacrifice fly for the third run of the night for the Indians.

Altoona Curve 9, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 2

The Curve drew eight free passes on the night, but also struck out 15 times but were able to come away with a big win against Binghamton. Ji-Hwan Bae had a busy night, going 2-for-4 with his fourth triple of the season and also stole his tenth bag as well.

Cal Mitchell collected a pair of hits and runs driven in and Josh Bissonette continued his on base streak with another hit (along with a pair of walks).

It was a rough start to the night for Omar Cruz. He allowed three hits, walked a batter and threw a wild pitch that allowed a run to score - all before recording the first out of the game. He settled in, and ended up with eight strikeouts over five innings pitched. He's now 1-1 with an 1.77 ERA in Double-A.

Greensboro Grasshoppers 8, Rome Braves 5

A four run seventh inning helped propel the Grasshoppers to a 8-5 victory against the Braves. Jared Triolo, Matt Gorski, and Lolo Sanchez each collected a pair of hits. Gorski hit his tenth home run of the season, with Aaron Shackelford joining the party as well with his 15th. 

Greensboro remained aggressive on the base paths, swiping three bags in the victory. Nick Gonzales continued to work past his slump in July, hitting a double and driving in two runs.

JC Flowers started the game, but struggled, allowing three earned runs while walking three in four innings pitched. Colin Selby pitched the next there innings, striking out four and getting credit for the win on the night.

Bradenton Marauders 1, Daytona Tortugas 2

Daniel Rivero's RBI force out was the only offense that the Marauders could muster on the night, dropping their Saturday contest against the Tortugas. Ernny Ordonez collected two hits on the night, but most of the Marauders' bats went silent on the night.

Adrian Florencio pitched well despite getting the loss. He threw 5 1/3 innings, walked one and struck out six while allowing both runs on the night. Oliver Mateo finished out the game and struck out six in 2 2/3 innings.

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