Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Yordany De Los Santos 1st Low-A Home Run & More

Bubba Chandler pitched a gem and more

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Yordany De Los Santos hit his 1st Low-A home run, Bubba Chandler turned in his second consecutive strong start at High-A, and more Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup

Sunday afternoon the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Iowa Cubs 9-4. With the loss, the Indianapolis Indians are now 44-51 on the season.

Luis Ortiz started for Indy and struggled. Ortiz allowed 5 runs on seven hits, two walks, a home run, and five strikeouts in 4 innings pitched. John O'Reilly allowed a hit in a scoreless 5th inning and Rob Zastryzny struck out a pair of batters in a scoreless 6th inning. Duane Underwood Jr. pitched a scoreless 7th.

In the 8th inning, Juan Minaya ran into trouble. Minaya struck out the side, but not before allowing 4 runs on three hits and three walks. These four runs but the game away for the Cubs.

Chris Owings was 1-for-5 and Rodolfo Castro was 1-for-5 with a run scored. Canaan Smith-Njigba was 2-for-3 with a double, walk, RBI, and a run scored. Alika Williams continues to stay hot, going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Jason Delay as 1-for-4, and Miguel Andújar drew a pair of walks.