Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Mediocre Start for Jared Jones in a Loss for Triple-A Indy

Recapping Wednesday afternoon's action for Triple-A Indy
Feb 22, 2023; Bradenton, FL, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jared Jones (81) poses for photos
Feb 22, 2023; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jared Jones (81) poses for photos / Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
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Jared Jones turned in a mediocre start and Canaan Smith-Njigba drove in another run in a 3-1 loss for the Indianapolis Indians on Thursday afternoon

Only three games remain on the season for the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. Thursday afternoon, the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates were looking to remain 3-0 on their current homestand. However, they fell to the Rochester Red Wings 3-1 to drop to 68-77 on the season.

Jared Jones started for Indy. After struggling for much of his time at the Triple-A level, Jones was looking to build upon a strong outing in his previous start when he pitched 6 scoreless innings. Looking to finish his season strong, Jones would turn in just a so-so start.

The righty lasted just 4.2 innings. In those 4.2 innings pitched, Jones allowed 3 runs on six hits, two walks, six strikeouts, and two home runs. With this outing, he will finish his first taste of Triple-A action with a 4.72 ERA in 82.0 innings pitched.

Dauri Moreta followed Jones and started a strong night for the Indy bullpen. Moreta pitched 1.1 hitless, scoreless innings of relief. He walked a batter and struck out three. Chase De Jong allowed a hit in 2 scoreless innings and Cody Bolton pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning.

Overall, it was a really poor night for the Indy offense.

Chris Owings went 0-for-3 with a walk and the top of the lineup, also striking out three times. Canaan Smith-Njigba remained hot going 1-for-4 with the lone RBI of the night. Mason Martin was 1-for-3 with a walk, scoring the lone run. Domingo Leyba and Vinny Capra were both 1-for-4 as well.

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