tMiguel Andújar hit a home run, Tsung-Che Cheng continues to do nothing but hit, and more in Saturday's Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
Saturday's Pittsburgh Pirates minor league action saw the Double-A Altoona Curve get rained out. In Memphis, the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians fell to the Memphis Red Birds 7-2. With the loss, Indy is now 7-13 on the season.
Osvaldo Bido started for Indy. Early on this season Bido has pitched extremely well for the Indians and that was the case early in the game. Bido started with 3 scoreless inning, but ran into trouble in the 4th inning.
With Indy leading 2-, Bido got the first two outs of the 4th inning and appeared to still be rolling. Then with two outs, the Red Birds drew a walk, singled, hit a home run, singled again, and doubled before making the final out of the inning. This led to Bido allowing 4 runs on four hits, two walks, a home run, and three strikeouts in 4 innings pitched.
John O'Reilly followed Bido and struggled as well. In 1.2 innings pitched, O'Reilly allowed 3 runs on three hits, a home run, no walks, and two strikeouts. Lefty Daniel Zamora recorded a strikeout to get the final out of the 6th inning. Hunter Stratton finished things off by allowing a hit and striking out 3 in 2 scoreless innings pitched.
Outside of Miguel Andújar, there was not much offense for the Indians on Saturday. Andújar started in right field and went 2-for-3 with a walk and a 2-run home run, his 2nd of the season. Andújar is currently swinging a hot bat at Triple-A, with his OPS on the season now up to .817.
Outside of Andújar, the Indians had just four hits. Ryan Vialde was 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Tyler Heineman and Josh Bissonette each went 1-for-3. Nick Gonzales continues to strikeout far too much, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Cal Mitchell, Aaron Shackelford, and Josh Palacios were all 0-for-4 as well.