Blake Sabol goes deep again, Quinn Priester continues to dominate, and more in Friday’s Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
Friday night the Indianapolis Indians rode late inning offensive success ot a victory. Following a 7-5 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates are now a nice 69-63 on the season.
Osvaldo Bido started for the Indians, and allowed 3 runs on six hits, three walks, and seven strikeouts in 5 innings pitched. Eric Stout allowed two hits in a scoreless 6th inning, Junior Fernández then made his Pittsburgh Pirates organizational debut with a strikeout in a scoreless 7th inning.
Zach Matson took over in the 8th inning with the Indians leading 5-3 and struggled. Matson faced five batters, allowing two hits, striking a batter out, and being charged with 2 runs while recording just two outs. Eric Handhold struck out a pair in 1.1 scoreless innings to finish the night for the Indians.
Indianapolis was able to score twice in both the 8th and 9th inning. Base hits by Jose Godoy and Jared Oliva drove in runs in the 8th inning, giving the Indians a 5-3 lead. With the game now tied at 5, a two-run Blake Sabol home run in the 9th inning gave the Indians a 7-5 lead they would not relinquish.
Sabol finished the game 2-for-3 with two walks, runs scored, and RBI. He now owns a 1.099 OPS at the Triple-A level. Bligh Madris was 2-for-4 with a walk, Mason Martin was 1-for-5 with a double, Diego Castillo was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored, and Godoy’s 8th inning run-scoring hit was part of a 2-for-4 performance.