Another strong start for Thomas Harrington, Chase De Jong continues his rehab stint, and more from the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league teams
Friday night there were just three Pittsburgh Pirates minor league games. This was due to Double-A Altoona getting rained out. Now, like the Pirates, the Curve will play a doubleheader on Saturday. One team that did play was Triple-A Indianapolis who suffered another loss.
Following a 7-4 loss against the Columbus Clippers the Indians are now 9-16 on the season. A disappointing start for an Indianapolis team that had high expectations entering the 2023 minor league season.
Osvaldo Bido started for Indy and struggled. In 3.1 innings pitched Bido allowed 6 runs on six hits, three walks, a home run, and seven strikeouts. John O'Reilly got the final two outs of the 4th inning, but not before allowing a run and three hits.
Continuing his rehab assignment, Chase De Jong followed O'Reilly. De Jong allowed three hits and struck out a pair in 2 scoreless innings pitched. Carmen Mlodzinski allowed a hit and struck a batter out in 2 scoreless innings pitched. Colin Selby issued a walk while striking out a pair in a scoreless 9th inning.
Minor league Rule 5 Draft addition Josh Palacios continues to impress with Indy. The outfielder was 3-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, two RBI, his 2nd home run, and a pair of doubles. In 28 plate appearances at Triple-A he now owns a 1.214 OPS.
Second baseman Brenden Dixon was 1-for-3 with a walk, Aaron Shackelford was 1-for-4 with a solo home run, and Ryan Vilade was 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. Cal Mitchell was 1-for-5, as was Malcolm Nuñez who also drove in a run.