Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Indianapolis Blows Out St. Paul 9-1

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 23: David Bednar #51 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after the final out in a 1-0 win over the Miami Marlins during the game at PNC Park on July 23, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 23: David Bednar #51 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after the final out in a 1-0 win over the Miami Marlins during the game at PNC Park on July 23, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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While the Pittsburgh Pirates were off on Monday, the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians rolled to a blowout victory against the St. Paul Saints

While the Pittsburgh Pirates were off on Monday, their top farm club, the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians, kicked off a six-game homestand against the St. Paul Saints. The Indians defeated the Saints 9-1, improving to 71-70 on the season.

Cody Bolton started for the Indians, allowing two hits and striking out five in 2 scoreless innings pitched. Bolton now owns a 3.01 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 74.1 innings pitched this season. David Bednar followed Bolton, striking out a pair while pitching a scoreless 3rd inning. All signs point toward Bednar coming off the injured list and re-joining the Pittsburgh Pirates one day this week.

Zach Matson followed Bednar, allowing a hit and striking out a pair in 2 scoreless innings pitched. Travis MacGregor allow a run on a walk, three hits and three strikeouts in 2 innings pitched. Eric Hanhold then struck out the side while pitching a scoreless 9th inning to finish the night off for the Indians.

Tucupita Marcano bat leadoff for Indy while starting at second base. Marcano was 1-for-3 with two walks, two RBI, two runs scored, and his 3rd home run at Triple-A. Hoy Park and Taylor Davis were both 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored, while Mason Martin went 1-for-5 with a RBI.

Ji-Hwan Bae, who should be in the majors, had another big game for Indy. Bae was 2-for-4 with a walk, his 22nd double, a RBI and three runs scored. Travis Swaggerty also had a strong game going 3-for-4 with his 15th double and two RBI.

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Indianapolis has five more games remaining in this series against the Saints. These five games will cap off their 2022 home schedule, before they play four games, including a doubleheader, in Columbus against the Clippers to finish the season.