Max Kranick pitched 3 scoreless for Indy, Malcom Nuñez hit a home run, and more Pittsburgh Pirates minor league action from Thursday night
The minor league season is close to wrapping up, but the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians continue to play. The top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Omaha Storm Chasers 4-1 on Thursday night to improve to 65-74 on the season.
Max Kranick started for Indy and pitched 3 hitless, scoreless innings. Kranick The righty threw 19 of 33 pitches for a strike while walking a batter and recording a strikeout. Kranick's 3 hitless innings was the start of Indy pitchers taking a no-hitter into 7th inning.
Lefty Cam Alldred followed Kranick with 2 hitless innings of his own, walking a batter while recording two strikeouts. Duane Underwood Jr. took the ball in the 6th, pitching a 1-2-3 inning along with a strikeout.
Osvaldo Bido took over in the 7th inning with the Indians leading 2-0. After issuing a lead off walk, Bido allowed Omaha's first hit of the night and then issued another walk to load the bases with no one out. Bido would respond in a big way striking out the next three batters to strand the bases loaded with the Indians still lead 2-0.
Dauri Moreta finished the game off for Indy. Moreta allowed a run in the 8th inning before pitching a scoreless 9th inning. The run he allowed came on a solo home run, the lone hit Moreta allowed, to go with a walk and three strikeouts.
Chris Owings had a big night for the Indy offense going 3-for-4 with his 15th home run of the season, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs. Malcom Nuñez was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, Canaan Smith-Njigba was 3-for-5 with a double and a RBI, and Domingo Leyba was 1-for-3 with a walk.