A strong rehab outing from Max Kranick, Liover Peguero stays hot and more in Thursday’s Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
At the Triple-A level on Thursday night the Indianapolis Indians suffered a 7-3 loss against the Iowa City Cubs. With the loss, the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to 10-10 on the young season.
Max Kranick made another rehab start with the Indians. Kranick allowed 1 unearned run on a hit, a walk, and 2 strikeouts in 3 innings pitched. As Noah discussed earlier this week Kranick could provide some much need rotation help to the Pittsburgh Pirates when he comes off the injured list. Hopefully, Kranick will be able to add this help to the rotation soon.
After Kranick, three pitchers toed the rubber for the Indians. Hunter Stratton, Nathan Kirby, and Austin Brice combined to pitch 5 innings of relief. This trio allowed 5 runs on 5 hits, 7 walks, a home run and 6 strikeouts. It was not a good night for the Indian bullpen.
Offensively, Oneil Cruz was 1-for-3 with a walk. Mason Martin hit his 4th home run of the season, continuing his strong start to the season as he leads the International League in extra base hits. Catcher Taylor Davis was 2-for-4 with a RBI and Canaan Smith-Nijgba was also 1-for-4.