Quinn Priester shoved at Double-A, Travis Swaggerty had another big night at Triple-A and more in Wednesday’s Pittsburgh Pirates prospect roundup
Wednesday night the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Indianapolis Indians, picked up a 10-5 victory over the Iowa Cubs. With the win, the Indians pulled within a game of .500 on the season at 55-56.
Leading the way for the Indians was outfielder Travis Swaggerty. The former first-round pick was 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI. He hit his 13th double of the season, 8th home run and improved his OPS to .786. There is zero reason for Swaggerty to not being playing every day for the Pittsburgh Pirates, not the Indianapolis Indians, down the stretch this season.
Hoy Park bat leadoff, going 3-for-3 his 6th Triple-A home run of the season, three runs scored, a walk and three RBI. Cal Mitchell was 2-for-4, Brendt Citta was 2-for-4 with three RBI and Diego Castillo was 1-for-5.
Osvaldo Bido started for the Indians, allowing a a run on four hits, a walk and four strikeouts in 5 innings pitched. Nick Mears walked three, but struck a batter out in a scoreless inning pitched. John O’Reilly, Travis MacGregor, and Joe Jaques each pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Hunter Stratton, however, had a rough go of things allowing 4 runs and failing to record an out.