Two extra base hits for Endy Rodriguez, 7 strong innings from Anthony Solometo, and more Pittsburgh Pirates minor league action
Thursday afternoon the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians rolled over the Iowa Cubs. Led by a big offensive day, the Indians were victorious by a score of 10-5. This win improved the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates to 20-21 on the season.
Lefty Kent Emanuel started for Indy. He allowed 3 runs on six hits, no walks, and two strikeouts in 5 innings pitched. Emanuel threw 45 of 71 pitches for strikes and induced 10 ground ball outs in the process.
Eli Villalobos pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief, striking out a pair while retiring all six batters he faced. Carmen Mlodzinski allowed a hit and struck out a pair in a scoreless 8th inning. Colin Selby started the 9th inning, allowing 2 runs on a hit and a hit batter. Cam Alldred then allowed a hit while getting the final two outs of the 9th.
Offensively, Endy Rodriguez led the way for Indy. Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, he scored a run, and drove in a run. In recent weeks Rodriguez has been starting to heat up at the plate. Hopefully, his time in Pittbsurgh will come soon.
At the top of the Pirate lineup second baseman Nick Gonzales was 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. Ryan Vilade was 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and two runs scored. Malcolm Nuñez was 2-for-4, with a double and three RBI.