Thomas Harrington turns in a strong start at High-A, Luis Ortiz struggles at Triple-A, and more in today's Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
Poor pitching proved to be the undoing for the Indianapolis Indians on Friday night. This led to an 8-5 loss for the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Following the loss against the St. Paul Saints, the Indians are now 54-62 on the season.
Luis Ortiz started for Indy and struggled. In 4.2 innings pitched, he allowed 5 runs on nine hits, three walks, six strikeouts, and a home run. Ortiz threw 58 of 95 pitches for strikes while inducing just two ground ball outs. The season long struggles both in the majors and minors continue for Ortiz, who now owns a 4.61 ERA in 56.2 innings pitched in 13 games with Indy this season.
Yerry De Los Santos allowed a hit but was able to record the final out of the 5th inning. Starting a rehab assignment, Dauri Moreta struck out a pair in the 6th inning. Travis MacGregor recorded two outs in the 7th inning but hit a batter, walked a batter, and allowed a 3-run home run. Rob Zastryzny then struck out three while pitching 1.1 scoreless innings.
Catcher Dom Nuñez was 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Chris Owings hit a 2-run home run, his 10th of the season, while drawing a walk. Mason Martin was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI, Ryan Vilade was 1-for-4 with a run scored and Jared Triolo was also 1-for-4.