Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Quinn Priester Impresses in Triple-A Debut

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Highly touted Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Quinn Priester turned in an impressive start in his Triple-A debut on Wednesday afternoon

After putting together a very strong season at Double-A Altoona, starting pitching prospect Quinn Priester made his Triple-A debut on Wednesday afternoon. The 2019 first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates picked up where he left off at in Altoona with a strong start in his Triple-A debut.

Priester’s strong start helped lead the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-1 victory. Following their 7-1 victory over the St. Paul Saints, the Indianapolis Indians are now 73-70 on the season.

Priester pithed 5 scoreless innings on Wednesday, allowing just two hits, he walked two and struck out six. His fastball sat in the low-to-mid-90s and his off-speed stuff was working for him.

Colin Selby followed Priester and pitched a 1-2-3 6th inning. Noe Toribio walked two batters, but pitched a scoreless 7th inning. Joe Jaques allowed a run in the 8th inning and Hunter Stratton struck out the side in a scoreless 9th inning.

In his second game at the Triple-A level Endy Rodriguez had another big game for the Indians. Starting at second base, Rodriguez was 3-for-4 with a run scored, a double and four RBI.

Blake Sabol was 1-for-4. His lone hit was a two-run home run, giving him 5 home runs on the season for the Indians. Malcolm Nuñez hit his 1st Triple-A home run in his second game with the Indians, going 2-for-3 with a walk while starting at third base.

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Catcher Carter Bins was 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. Jared Oliva continued his late season surge going 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Ji-Hwan Bae was held hitless, but drew three walks at the top of the Indianapolis lineup.