Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Henry Davis Homers, Shalin Polanco on Base Four Times & More
By Marty Leap
Nick Gonzales exited Triple-A Indy's game with injury, Henry Davis launched his 2nd home run of the season, and more Pittsburgh Pirates minor league action
Sunday afternoon the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians picked up a 7-0 victory over the St. Paul Saints. With the win, the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 7-8 on the season. It marked the second win in a row for Indy after they had lost four straight games, all against the Saints.
Hunter Stratton worked as an opener for the Indians, pitching 2 scoreless innings. He allowed two hits, walked a pair, and five of the six outs he recorded were via strikeouts. Osvlado Bido followed Stratton, allowing two hits, walking four, and striking out nine in 5 scoreless innings pitched. Bido now owns 15 strikeouts and an 0.75 ERA in 12 innings pitched this season.
Lefty Angel Perdomo pitched the 8th inning. Perdomo issued a walk and struck a batter out while posting a zero. Carmen Mlodzinski then allowed a hit and struck out a pair in a scoreless 9th inning to end the game.
Nick Gonzales, coming off a four-hit game on Saturday, started at third base and bat lead off. He drew a walk to start the bottom of the 1st inning. However, early in the at-bat he grabbed his shoulder after taking a swing. He would exit the game after drawing the walk and now everyone is in wait and see mode with Gonzales.
So far this season Gonzales owns a .910 OPS in 63 plate appearances. Hopefully, this injury will be just minor for Gonzales. Chavez Young, who played in right field with Ryan Vilade shifting to third base, took over for Gonzales in likeup and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Vilade was 0-for-4.
Cal Mitchell was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, and Travis Swaggerty was 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored. Malcolm Nuñez and Tyler Heineman each hit their 1st home runs of the season They accounted for all 7 Indian runs, with Nuñez's blast being a grand slam and Heineman's a 3-run shot.