A shutout win, shutout loss and more in Friday night’s Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
Friday night saw the Indianapolis Indians pick up a 3-0 victory over the Memphis Redbirds. With the win, the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 53-54 on the season as they pulled within a game of .500.
Righty Johan Oviedo started for Indy. In his second outing with Indy since being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Oviedo walked a pair in 2 scoreless, hitless innings pitched. He now has 3 scoreless innings pitched since joining the Pirate organization.
Noe Toribio followed Oviedo, allowing two hits while walking a pair in 3 scoreless innings pitched. This lowered Toribio’s ERA at the Triple-A level to 3.91, although he continues to struggle with command.
Cam Vieaux had 3 scoreless innings as well. Vieaux did not allow a hit, walked a batter and struck koto four. Eric Handhold then struck out a pair as part of a 1-2-3 9th inning to pick up the save for the Indians.
At the top of the Indian lineup Hoy Park and Diego Castillo were both 1-for-4. Cal Mitchell was 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored, Kevin Padlo was 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored and Carter Bins was 1-for-2 with a walk, two RBI and his 7th home run with the Indians. Travis Swaggerty was also 1-for-4.