Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Walk Off Victory for Bradenton, Malcolm Nuñez Goes Deep & More
By Marty Leap
A walk off victory for Low-A Bradenton, Malcolm Nuñez stays hot, and more Pittsburgh Pirates minor league action
Wednesday afternoon was a rough one for the pitching staff of the Pittsburgh Pirates top farm club. The Triple-A Indianapolis Indians allowed 12 runs in a 12-7 loss against the Memphis Red Birds, falling to 7-10 on the season.
Lefty Kent Emanuel worked as an opener for Indy and got shelled. In just 1.2 innings pitched, Emanuel allowed 9 runs on seven hits, two home runs, a walk, and three strikeouts. Fellow lefty J.C. Flowers followed Emanuel, allowing 2 runs on a home run and six strikeouts in 3.1 innings pitched.
Hunter Stratton pitched a 1-2-3 6th inning, striking out all three batters he faced. Daniel Zamora allowed a run on two hits and a pair of strikeouts in the 7th inning. Colin Selby issued a walk in a hitless, scoreless 8th inning pitched.
Nick Gonzales started at third base and went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored at the top of Indy's lineup. First baseman Malcolm Nuñez was 2-for-5 with his 2nd home run of the season and 3 RBI. Tyler Heineman also had a big day at the plate going 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored, and 2 RBI.