Strong starts from Anthony Solometo and Nick Garcia, a three-hit night for Termarr Johnson and more in Wednesday’s Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
Thursday night the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians defeated the Louisville Bats 6-2. With the win, the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 63-60 on the season.
Zach Matson served as an opener for the Indians. Matson pitched 2 innings, allowing 2 runs on three hits, a walk, a strikeout and a home run. John O’Reilly followed, allowing three hits and striking out a pair in 3 scoreless innings pitched.
Lefty Joe Jaques followed O’Reilly. Jaques allowed a hit and struck out three in 2 scoreless innings of work. Hunter Stratton pitched the final 2 innings for the Indians. Stratton allowed a hit and struck out a pair in his 2 scoreless innings pitched.
Ji-Hwan Bae continues to push for a September call-up to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bae started at shortstop, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI. Cal Mitchell was 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. Diego Castillo and Mason Martin were both 2-for-4 with a run scored, both of Martin’s hits went for doubles giving him 24 on the season. Carter Bins drove in a pair of runs for the Indians.