Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Strong Start for Quinn Priester & More

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PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 12: Cam Alldred #63 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action against the Cincinnati Reds during the game at PNC Park on May 12, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

2019 first-round pick Quinn Priester turned in his best start yet at Double-A and more in Sunday’s Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup

Triple-A Indianapolis picked up the lone shutout victory among Pittsburgh Pirates minor league affiliates on Sunday afternoon. Defeating the Iowa Cubs 2-0, the Indians improved to 40-42 on the season.

Zach Matson served as an opener for the Indians, walking a batter, striking out a pair and allowing a pair of hits in 2 scoreless innings pitched. Noe Toribio followed with his best outing yet since being promoted to Triple-A, allowing a hit and striking out a pair in 4 innings pitched. Most importantly, Toribio, who has struggled with control, did not walk a batter and threw 25 of 48 pitches (58%) for strikes.

Cam Alldred continued his strong work at Triple-A with 2 scoreless innings of his own. Alldred struck out a pair, retiring all six batters he faced. He continues to push for another opportunity in the majors. Cam Vieaux then finished the game off with a strikeout in a scoreless 9th inning, to pick up the save.

The big blow for the Indy offense came when catcher Carter Bins hit his 5th Triple-A home run. His solo shot came in the 2nd inning, giving the Indians a 1-0 lead. Cal Mitchell was 1-for-3 with the other Indy run scored, and Travis Swaggerty was also 1-for-3. These were the only three hits of the day for the Indians.