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BRADENTON, FLORIDA – MARCH 16: Mason Martin #73 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) /

Recapping Wednesday’s action from the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system

Triple-A Indianapolis played a double header on Wednesday. In the first game of the day the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Paul Saints 16-10 to improve to 23-19 on the season.

At the top of the lineup Oneil Cruz was 1-for-5 with a run scored. In the two-hole former first-round pick Travis Swaggerty stayed red hot going 2-for-5 with 2 RBI and a pair of runs scored for the Indians.

Designated hitter Ji-Hwan Bae was 3-for-5 with his 9th double of the season and a RBI. Mason Martin hit his 10th home run of the season going 2-for-4 with 5 RBI. It’s time to get Martin to Pittsburgh.

Bligh Madris was 3-for-4 with his 2nd home run, 4th double, walk and 3 RBI. Canaan Smth-Njigba was 1-for-2 with 3 walks.

Jerad Eickoff started for the Indians in game one, allowing 4 runs on 3 hits, 3 walks, and 4 strikeouts in 4 innings pitched. Aaron Fletched allowed 2 hits in 2 scoreless innings pitched. Shea Murray pitched 1 innings, allowing 6 unearned runs, due to a pair of Cruz errors, on 3 hits.

In game two the Indians came up short 5-3 to fall to 23-20 on the season. Matt Eckelman started game two, allowing 2 hits and striking a batter out in 2 scoreless innings pitched. Nathan Kirby, Cam Vieaux and Cristofer Melendez combined to allow 5 runs on 7 hits, 3 walks and 3 home runs in 4 innings pitched.

Cruz was 1-for-4 at the plate in game two. Swaggerty and Martin were each 1-for-4 as well. Smith-Njigba was 3-for-4 with his 10th double of the season. Smith-Njigba now has a 27 game on base streak. Madris was 1-for-2, and catcher Jason Delay drove in a run.