Fast rising Pittsburgh Pirates catching prospect Endy Rodriguez made his Triple-A debut on Tuesday night and quickly made an impact for the Indianapolis Indians
The finale homestand of the 2022 season for the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians continued on Tuesday night. Playing game two of six against the St. Paul Saints, the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates walked away with a 7-3 victory.
With the Double-A season now over, prior to the start of Tuesday’s game the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted four prospects from Altoona to Indianapolis. One of these four prospects was catcher Endy Rodriguez.
In his Triple-A debut Rodriguez served as the team’s designated hitter. Rodriguez has been one of the hottest hitters in the entire Pirate organization since the All-Star Break and this continued in his Triple-A debut. Rodriguez finished the night 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI.
Hoy Park started at shortstop going 1-for-4 with two runs scored, and Ji-Hwan Bae was in center field putting together a 1-for-3 performance with his 23rd double. Bae also drew a pair of walks and scored two runs.
Catcher Jose Godoy finished the game 3-for-4. Godoy hit a home run, a double, scored a run and drove in two runs. Jared Oliva drove in a run, and Brendt Citta went 1-for-3 with a run scored and three RBI.
Osvaldo Bido started for Indianapolis on Tuesday night, pitching 5.2 strong innings. Bido allowed a run, which was unearned, on two hits, four walks and 10 strikeouts. Bido has now pitched in 31 games this season, 24 of which have been starts, posting a 4.17 ERA and 119 strikeouts in 110 innings pitched this season.
John O’Reilly followed Bido and allowed a two-run home run in 1.1 innings pitched. Junior Fernandez struck a batter out in a scoreless 8th inning. Nick Mears allowed a pair of hits in the 9th inning, but posted a zero as he slammed the door shut on the Saints.