Carmen Mlodzinski and Sergio Umana have strong starts, Henry Davis keeps getting on base and more in Wednesday’s Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
After jumping out to a 4-0 lead, a bullpen meltdown costs the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians a victory on Wednesday night. Following an 8-5 loss agains the Nashville sound, the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates are now 36-36 on the season.
Working as an opener, Zach Matson started for Indy. Matson allowed a hit and issued a walk in 2 scoreless innings pitched. Travis MacGregor followed and struggled. MacGregor allowed 4 runs on 3 hits, 2 walks, a home run and 4 strikeouts in 1.2 innings pitched. Matt Eckelman allowed a hit in 1.1 scoreless innings pitcher.
Hunter Stratton pitched a scoreless inning and was sent back out for a second inning of work. Stratton did not fair as well in his second inning of work, and went on to allow 4 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks across 1.1 innings pitched. Joe Jaques cleaned things up for the Indians pitched 1.2 scoreless innings to finish off the night.
Players making rehab starts has been the norm for Indy lately, but the lone player doing so on Wednesday night was Ben Gamel. Gamel served as the team’s designated hitter, going 0-for-4 with a walk and a RBI.
Rodolfo Castro was 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his 7th home run of the season for the Indians. Cal Mitchell went 3-for-4 with 2 runs scored. Taylor Davis also had a 3-for-4 performance which included his 2nd double of the season and 2 RBI.