Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Owen Kellington Pitches 5 Strong, Jack Brannigan Stays Hot & More

Jul 25, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; A Pittsburgh Pirates hat and glove sit in the dugout
Jul 25, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; A Pittsburgh Pirates hat and glove sit in the dugout / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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Owen Kellington turned in a strong start at Low-A, Jack Brannigan stays hot at Greensboro, and more in today's Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup

Following a lopsided loss against the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday night, the Indianapolis Indians bounced back with a lopsided victory of their own on Wednesday. The top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Cubs 9-4, improving to 56-64 on the season.

Lefty Cam Alldred started for Indy, allowing 3 runs in 5 innings pitched. Alldred allowed three hits, walked three batters, surrendered a home run, and struck out six. He threw just 49 of 89 pitches for strikes and uncorked a wild pitch.

John O'Reilly followed Alldred pitched 2.1 strong innings of relief. O'Reilly allowed a run, which came on a solo home run, on five hits, a walk, and a strikeout. Hunter Stratton got the final two outs of the 8th inning before Wil Crowe pitched a scoreless 9th.

Canaan Smith-Njigba bat lead off for Indy, going 2-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI. Nick Gonzales was 1-for-5 with a run scored, Malcolm Nuñez was 1-for-4 with a RBI, and Jared Triolo went 1-for-3 with two walks, a RBI, and three runs scored.

Catcher Grant Koch had a three-hit night for Indy. Koch went 3-for-4, scoring a run while also driving in a run.