A multi-hit night for Braylon Bishop, Tucupita Marcano stays hot, and more from Thursday's Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
It's been a season of streaks thus far for the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Triple-A Indianapolis Indians started the season 0-4, then they won five games in a row, now they have three in a row. The latest of these three losses was a 3-2 loss against the St. Paul Saints, dropping the Indians to 5-7 on the season.
Cam Alldred started for Indy, allowing 2 runs on three hits, a walk, and six strikeouts in 4 innings pitched. Hunter Stratton allowed two hits, issued a walk, and struck out three in 2 scoreless innings pitched. Daniel Zamora allowed two hits, but struck out a pair to post a zero in the 7th inning.
Carmen Mlodzinski took the ball for Indy in the 8th and promptly issued a walk to start the inning. After recording a strikeout, Mlodzinski allowed a go-ahead double. This double plated what proved to be the winning run. All told, Mlodzinski allowed that run on two hits, a walk, and two strikeouts in 2 innings pitched.
At the plate, Tucupita Marcano remains red hot for Indy. The super utility man started in left field but also played shortstop, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a RBI. Marcano now has a hit in nine of Indy's 10 games played this season.
Another hitter off to a strong start this season for Indy is outfielder Travis Swaggerty. After grounding out in his first at-bat of the night, Swaggerty exited the game due to not feeling well. Chavez Young replaced him in center field and went 0-for-3 with a walk. Endy Rodriguez and Nick Gonzales were each 1-for-4, while Miguel Andújar was 1-for-3 with a walk and a RBI.