Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Strong Roansy Contreras Start, Paul Skenes Struggles, & More

Recapping Saturday's Pirate minor league action

Apr 4, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Roansy Contreras (59)
Apr 4, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Roansy Contreras (59) / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
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Roansy Contreras pitched well at Triple-A, Paul Skenes struggled in his Double-A debut, and more Pittsburgh Pirates minor league action

The Triple-A Indianapolis Indians fell to the Iowa Cubs 4-3. With the loss, the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates is now 58-65 on the season.

Roansy Contreras started for Indy and pitched 5 strong innings. Contreras allowed 2 runs on six hits, no walks, a home run, and six strikeouts. He threw 45 of 71 pitches for strikes and now has a 2.81 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched since joining Triple-A Indy. If Contreras continues to pitch well he should see time back in the majors in September.

Lefty J.C. Flowers followed Contreras and pitched a 1-2-3 6th inning. John O'Reilly pitched the 7th inning, allowing 2 runs on two hits, two walks, and a strikeout. Wil Crowe pitched the final 2 innings for Indy, allowing two hits, walking a pair, and striking out three.

At the top of the lineup Nick Gonzales went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run. Miguel Andújar was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored, Malcolm Nuñez went 1-for-4, and Ryan Vilade was 2-for-4 with a RBI.