Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Liover Peguero Hits a Home Run & More
By Marty Leap
An offensive explosion for Triple-A Indianapolis, a Liover Peguero home run and more in Sunday’s Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
Sunday afternoon saw an offensive explosion for the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Following a 19-9 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians are now 70-64 on the season.
Plenty of Indian batters had a big day at the plate, one of which was Blake Sabol. Sabol started in left field and went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run scored and three RBI. Shortstop Ji-Hwan Ba was 2-for-4 with three walks and four runs scored, Bligh Madris was 1-for-5 with three RBI and Jose Godoy was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run.
First baseman Mason Martin also got in on the offensive fun, going 2-for-5 with two doubles, a walk, a run scored and three RBI. Designated hitter Carter Bins drew a walk and drove in a pair, Kevin Padlo also had two RBI. Diego Castillo drove in a run, and Brendt Citta drove in a pair with his 3rd home run of the season.
Recent waiver claim Peter Solomon started for the Indians. Solomon allowed 2 runs on three hits, three walks and two strikeouts in 3 innings pitched. Joe Jaques pitched a scoreless 4th inning with a strikeout, Cody Bolton struck out a pair in 2 scoreless innings pitched, and and Hunter Stratton fired a scoreless 7th inning.
Cam Alldred started the 8th inning and things quickly went south. Alldred recorded just two outs, allowing 7 runs on seven hits and a walk. Travis MacGregor then recorded a pair of strikeouts while pitching 1.1 scoreless innings to finish the game.