Henry Davis hitting his first Triple-A home run and a much needed strong start from Bubba Chandler highlight Tuesday's Pittsburgh Pirates minor league action
Tuesday night saw the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians defeat the Iowa Cubs 7-4. With the win, the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 29-33 on the season.
Starting in right field, Henry Davis hit his first home run at the Triple-A level. A 2-run shot, that made the score 5-0 Indy.
The Davis home run came after Jared Triolo hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning. This was part of a three hit performance for Triolo. At the top of the lineup Nick Gonzales was 2-for-3 with two walks and a RBI, Aaron Shackelford was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.
Quinn Priester, who struggled in his last outing, turned in a strong bounce back start for the Indians. Priester allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, on four hits, four walks, five strikeouts, and a home run in 6.2 innings pitched.
It wasn't the prettiest start from Priester, but he held the opposing lineup to just 1 earned run in 6.2 innings pitched. With the Pirates in dire need of starting pitching help, it can not hurt to give Priester an opportunity in the majors.
Lefty Cam Alldred followed Priester recording a strikeout to end the 7th inning. After Yerry De Los Santos allowed 2 runs in the 8th inning, Carmen Mlodzinski struck a batter out in a scoreless 9th to lower his ERA on the season to 3.16. Hopefully, Mlodzinski will join the Pirate bullpen soon.