Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: No Hitter, Walk Off & More
A combined no hitter, another Oneil Cruz home run, a steal of home to walk off a game, and more in a busy Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
Thursday night was a busy night for the farm system of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Between rehab outings, a combined no-hitter, and even Braylon Bishop hitting his first professional home run in the FCL, there was a lot going on.
At Triple-A Indianapolis the Indians saw a wild night of their own. The Indians defeated the Columbus Clippers 6-5 to improve to 28-27 on the season. Their victory was sealed when Jared Oliva walked the game off by stealing home in the bottom of the 9th.
Oneil Cruz also continued to do Oneil Cruz things. He was 1-for-4 with a walk and solo home run. His home run was one that, as you can see below, very few hitters could hit. He also hit a line out that had a 117 MPH exit velocity.
Canaan Smith-Njigba was 1-for-3 with a walk, RBI and a run scored. Ji-Hwan Bae was 2-for-4 with his 11th double of the season, run scored and a RBI. Mason Martin drove in a run, and Bligh Madris was 2-for-3 with a double.
Bryse Wilson started for Indy and continued to pitch well. He allowed 1 run on 6 hits, a walk and 3 strikeouts in 6 innings pitched. In 3 outings since being sent back to the minors Wilson has posted a 3.32 ERA to go with 16 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched.
After Cristofer Melendez walked 3 batters and allowed 2 runs while recording just two outs, Cam Vieaux came in from the bullpen. Vieaux allowed a run on 2 hits, a walk and strikeout in 1 inning pitched. Austin Brice pitched the final 1.1 innings, allowing an unearned run while walk a batter and striking a batter out.