Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Bubba Chandler's Best Start of the Season Thus Far & More
By Marty Leap
Bubba Chandler shoves at High-A, Brenden Dixon hits his first Triple-A home run, Henry Davis hits another home run, and more from the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system
Entering the season the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians were viewed as possibly the most talented team in the Pirate minor league system. Following a 10-7 loss to the Columbus Clippers on Wednesday, they are off to a slow start this season falling to 9-14.
Caleb Smith stared for Indy and continued to struggle. In 1.2 innings pitched the veteran lefty allowed 6 runs on four hits, five walks, a home run, and two strikeouts. Smith now has a 10.13 ERA this season.
Lefty J.C. Flowers followed Smith, pitching 3.1 scoreless innings. Flowers allowed three hits, walked a pair, and struck out three. Fellow lefty Daniel Zamora pitched 2 scoreless, hitless innings with two walks and two strikeouts.
Yerry De Los Santos followed Zamora, and so did the season long struggles of De Los Santos. In 1.2 innings pitched De Los Santos allowed 4 runs on six hits, two walks, and no strikeouts. On the season his ERA has now ballooned to 10.00.
In just his second game at the Triple-A level, infielder Brenden Dixon had a big game for the Indians. Dixon went 2-for-4 with a grand slam. Miguel Andújar stayed red hot going 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, his 3rd home run of the season, and two RBI.