Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Matt Gorski Keeps Raking & More

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Indianapolis Triple-A short-stop Oneil Cruz (15) rushes towards third base during the game against the Omaha Storm Chasers on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Victory Field in Indianapolis.Baseball 220405 Indianapolis Triple A Baseball Team Opener Omaha Storm Chasers At Indianapolis Triple A Baseball Team /

2019 second-round pick Matt Gorski continues to rake at High-A, Oneil Cruz goes yard again and more in Sunday’s Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup

Folks, it’s time. It’s time for two of the best hitters that the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians have to join the Pittsburgh Pirates. These two hitters are shortstop Oneil Cruz and first baseman Mason Martin.

Continuing what has been a strong month of May, Cruz, the top Pirate position player prospect, was 2-for-4 with his 4th home run of the season on Sunday afternoon. Martin went 1-for-2 with his 8th home run of the season and 2 walks. These two helped lead the way to a 7-1 victory for the Indians who are now 21-19 on the season.

Travis Swaggerty started at designated hitter and continued his strong month of May going 2-for-4 with a RBI. Cal Mitchell hit his 9th double of the season and drove in a run, Jared Oliva also had a RBI for the Indians.

Cody Bolton stated for Indy and continued his push for a promotion to the majors. Bolton allowed a hit while walking a batter and striking out 6 in 3.1 scoreless innings pitched. Bolton now has a 3.33 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 24.1 innings pitched this season. Even if it is out of the bullpen, Bolton should be a contributor for the Pittsburgh Pirate at some point this season.

After lefty Cam Vieaux pitched 2/3 of an inning, Eric Handhold allowed a run in 2 innings pitched. Aaron Fletcher, Austin Brice and Cristofer Melendez combined to allow 1 hit, while walking 3 and striking out 5 in 3 scoreless innings pitched.