Liover Peguero and Henry Davis stay hot at Double-A, a strong start for Tom Harrington at Low-A, and more in Thursday's Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
Last season it looked like Yerry De Los Santos may emerge as a building block in the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen. Well, so far this season he has struggled with Triple-A Indianapolis and those struggles continued on Thursday night.
De Los Santos allowed allowed two hits and walked a batter in the bottom of the 9th inning. This led to him allowing 2 runs as the Indians were walked off by the Columbus Clippers 5-4 to fall to 22-25 on the season. De Los Santos also committed an error in the inning and has a 6.70 ERA this season.
Caleb Smith started for Indy and allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, on three hits, three walk, a home run, and four strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched. Hunter Stratton allowed a hit in 1.2 scoreless innings pitched, while lefty Angel Perdomo walked a pair and recorded a strikeout in a scoreless 8th inning.
Batting lead off, Nick Gonzales went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. Canaans Smith-Njigba was 1-for-4 with a run scored and Endy Rodriguez was 0-for-4. Jared Triolo was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scord. Aaron Shackleford hit a pair of home runs, giving him 6 on the season, while drawing a walk and driving in three runs.