Lonnie White Jr. stays hot at Low-A, another Anthony Solometo start with Altoona, and more in today's Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
The Triple-A Indianapolis Indians were shut out by the Gwinnett Stripes 6-0 on Wednesday night. With the loss, the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates is now a poor 49-54 for the 2023 season.
The Indian offense was held to just five hits. Canaan Smith-Njigba and Ryan Vilade were both 1-for-4. Miguel Andúja was 2-for-4 with his 25th double of the season. Third baseman Francisco Acuna was 1-for-4, Grant Koch, Mason Martin, and Chase Bissonette all drew a walk. That was it for Indy base runners.
Andre Jackson served as an opener for Indy. Jackson struck a batter out in a 1-2-3 1st inning. Lefty Kent Emanuel was the bulk man for Indy, allowing 3 runs on eight hits, a walk, and three strikeouts in 5 innings pitched.
Cody Bolton took over in the 7th inning and struggled. Bolton faced six batters, allowing three hits and walking a pair while recording just one out. This led to Bolton being charged with 3 runs in 1/3 of an inning pitched. Yohan Ramirez did his best to clean the mess up, striking out four batters while retiring all five he faced in 1.2 scoreless innings pitched.