2022 draft pick Jack Brannigan impressed in his Low-A debut, Double-A Altoona swept in a doubleheader and more in Saturday’s Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
The Pittsburgh Pirates top farm club, the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians, suffered an 8-3 loss against the Louisville Bats on Saturday night. The loss came after the Indians allowed 4 runs in the 8th inning, letting the game get away as they fell to 50-52 on the season.
Mike Burrows started for the Indians. Burrows allowed 4 runs, just 3 earned, on five hits, a walk, a home run and two strikeouts in 5 innings pitched. Cody Bolton pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in relief of Burrows. However, according to Jason Mackey, he was then removed from the game due to injury concern.
After Austin Brice pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, Cam Vieaux ran into trouble in the 9th inning. Looking to keep the Louisville lead at 4-3, Vieaux struggled mightily allowing 4 runs on four hits and a walk while recording just two outs. Zach Matson would get the final out of the 9th inning.
Travis Swaggerty continues to push to be re-called by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Swaggerty was 1-for-2 with two walks, raising his Triple-A OPS on the season to .778. Mason Martin was 2-for-4 with his 19th double of the season. Hoy Park was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, his 5th of the season at Triple-A. Rodolfo Castro started at shortstop, going 2-for-5 with a run scored.