Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Strong Start, Home Runs Carry High-A & More

BRADENTON, FLORIDA - MARCH 16: Kyle Nicolas #95 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a picture during the 2022 Photo Day at LECOM Park on March 16, 2022 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
BRADENTON, FLORIDA - MARCH 16: Kyle Nicolas #95 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a picture during the 2022 Photo Day at LECOM Park on March 16, 2022 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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BRADENTON, FLORIDA – MARCH 16: Ji-Hwan Bae #81 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a picture during the 2022 Photo Day at LECOM Park on March 16, 2022 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
BRADENTON, FLORIDA – MARCH 16: Ji-Hwan Bae #81 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a picture during the 2022 Photo Day at LECOM Park on March 16, 2022 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Strong starts, home runs and more in Thursday’s minor league roundup for the farm system affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Triple-A Indianapolis is the top minor league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. On Thursday their game was suspended with things tied at 5 in the 9th inning, keeping the Indians at 13-12 on the season.

Prior to the stoppage in play utility man Ji-Hwan Bae was 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. Oneil Cruz was 1-for-4 with a walk, a triple and 2 RBI. Rodolfo Castro had a base hit and drew 3 walks, while Cal Mitchell 1-for-3 with a walk and his 6th double of the season.

Local product Trey McGough started for the Indians, allowing a solo home run, two other this, no walks, and 2 strikeouts in 3.0 innings pitched. Cody Bolton then struggled allowing 3 runs, 2 earned, on 3 hits, a walk and 3 strikeouts in 1.2 innings pitched.

Cam Vieaux allowed a hit in a scoreless inning pitched. Hunter Stratton walked a pair and struck out a pair in 1.1 innings pitched. Righty Yerry De Los Santos then did his thing allowing a run on 3 hits and 2 strikeouts in 2.0 innings pitched.