Notable pitching performances from 2021 draft picks at Low-A, two more Andres Alvarez home runs, and more in Tuesday’s Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
Triple-A Indianapolis picked up a 5-4 walk-off victory in 10 innings over the Louisville Bats on Tuesday night. Following the victory, the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 47-50 on the season.
Jerad Eickhoff started for the Indians allowing two hits and striking out four in 2 scoreless innings pitched. Nick Mears struck out a pair and allowed a run in 1 innings pitched. Cody Bolton and Travis MacGregor each pitched 2 scoreless, hitless innings of relief, combining to strike out three batters without issuing a walk.
Joe Jaques pitched the 8th inning, allowing 2 runs on four hits and a walk. Cam Vieaux took over in the 9th inning and pitched a scoreless inning. Vieaux allowed a solo home run in the 10th inning, but this was the lone hit he allowed in 2 innings pitched.
Outfielder Travis Swaggerty, who deserves to be promoted back to the majors, went 2-for-4 with his 11th double of the season and two runs scored. Swaggerty now has a .784 OPS at Triple-A this season.
Rodolfo Castro started at shortstop as he too continues to push to be re-called to the majors. Castro was 2-for-5 with his 13th double, 2nd triple, two runs scored and a RBI. Diego Castillo was 1-for-5 with two RBI, Jack Suwinski was 1-for-4 and catcher Carter Bins was 1-for-4 with a RBI.