Henry Davis made his Triple-A debut, Anthony Solometo continues to shove at High-A, and more in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
Even though he should have been making his Pittsburgh Pirates debut, Henry Davis, the no. 1 overall pick in the 2021 draft, made his Triple-A debut on Tuesday night. Despite the excitement around Davis, the Indianapolis Indians were defeated by the Omaha Storm Chasers 4-2 to fall to 28-29 on the season.
Davis started at catcher and batted fifth in his Triple-A debut. He was 0-for-2 at the plate, but drew a walk and successfully laid down a sacrifice bunt. Why the power hitting former no. 1 overall pick was asked to sacrifice bunt is anyone's guess. Davis also made this terrific play to throw out an attempted base stealer.
With Davis catching, Endy Rodriguez started at first base going 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. Ryan Vilade was 2-for-4 with a triple, Jared Triolo was 0-for-4 with a run scored, Miguel Andújar was 2-for-4 with a walk, and Nick Gonzales was 1-for-4 with a walk and a RBI.
Lefty Cam Alldred started for Indy. In 5 innings pitched, he allowed a run on three hits, no walks, three strikeouts, and he threws 36 of 51 pitches for a strike. John O'Reilly pitched a scoreless 6th inning, before Hunter Stratton allowed a run in 2 innings pitched. Yerry De Los Santos pitched the 9th inning, allowing 2 runs on a home run to saddle the Indians with their loss.