A 3-hit day for Endy Rodriguez, Termarr Johnson stays red hot at Low-A, Tsung-Che Cheng continues to push for a promotion to Double-A, and more Pittsburgh Pirates minor league action
After scoring 4 runs in the top of the 7th inning things were looking promising for the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. However, they would allow 6 runs across the 8th and 9th inning on their way to being walked off against the Iowa Cubs by a score of 12-11. With the loss, the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates is now 29-38 on the season.
Quinn Priester started for the Indians and struggled. Priester allowed 6 runs on eight hits, a walk, home run, and three strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched. The former first-round pick now owns a 4.74 ERA to go with a 30:65 BB:K ratio in 68.1 innings pitched this season. He has allowed 70 hits and 5 home runs. Not at all what the Pirates were hoping to see from the former first-round pick this season.
After Daniel Zamora pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, Chase De Jong took the ball in the 8th. De Jong recorded just one out while allowing 4 runs on a hit and three walks. Between the 8th and 9th inning Duane Underwood Jr. allowed 2 runs on two hits and three walks. Hunter Stratton recorded an out in the 9th inning, but that out was a walk off sacrifice fly.
Catcher Endy Rodriguez had a huge game at the plate for Indy, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI. While Henry Davis is on his way to the majors, Rodriguez should not be far behind. Hopefully, Rodriguez will join Davis in Pittsburgh soon.
Cal Mitchell was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored, Miguel Andújar was 1-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI, and Aaron Shackelford went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and his 9th home run of the season. Infielder Vinny Capra also had a big game going 4-for-4 with a walk, a RBI, and two runs scored.