Sadler allowed just one hit and no walks in five shutout innings
The Pirates' AAA and AA squads took on their Toronto counterparts at Pirate City today. They got good starts from Brandon Cumpton in the AAA game and Casey Sadler in the AA game. Cumpton went four and a third innings, allowing one run on four hits and a walk, with one strikeout. He threw 62 pitches, 40 for strikes, with his fastball sitting at 90-92. Cumpton in the past has reached the mid-90s coming out of the bullpen, so it'll be interesting to see whether the Pirates try him in relief at Indianapolis, as that may be his ticket forward.
Sadler threw five very efficient shutout innings, allowing just one hit and no walks, while throwing only 42 pitches, 26 for strikes. His pitch count by inning was 9, 6, 6, 7, and 14. With just one strikeout, Sadler relied on his teammates.
"Defense was great. Just put the ball in play early, and kept it on the ground. That's really what you look for in an outing, especia...
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