Indianapolis: Defeated Louisville 4-1 for their International League leading 11th win.. Andy Oliver struck out ten over six innings. Look at those gaudy numbers for the lefty below. Oliver has pitched 21 innings – fanning 29 batters in the process – and has only allowed 12 freaking hits!
The offseason acquisition from the Detroit Tigers is having himself a fantastic April, and don’t be surprised to see him bring home some accolades for his efforts. If this continues, Oliver would be finally living up to the “potential” talk that’s been discussed for a few years now.
In the game, the Indians walked twelve times. 3B/2B/LF/1B/DH Brandon Inge continues to struggle, dropping his average to .137 after going 0-4 with a walk and a pair of whiffs.
Bradenton picked up their third win, despite a shaky ninth by Zach Thornton. The troubles were compounded by two Alen Hanson errors that allowed the game to be tied in the top of the ninth. Hanson redeemed himself with the stick to spark the victory.
Big Adrian Sampson fanned seven over his five innings of work. Jhonathan Ramos threw three innings of one-hit relief and struck out three as the Marauders picked up their third win with a walk-off trip, trip, triple by Alen Hanson. The shortstop had two hits.
Carlos Mesa went 3-for-4 as the DH.
West Virginia was thumped by Hagerstown, 13-2. Joely Rodriguez was tagged for nine runs, but only three were earned. The Power had four errors, including two by Stetson Allie. The Power only had two hits on the night; one was a Josh Bell double.
Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates