Prospect Watch: Indianapolis Gets Bombed in the Day’s Only Action

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With Bradenton sweeping their way to a title, only Indianapolis, Greensboro and the two DSL teams remain in action.  Greensboro is off today, with their series resuming tomorrow in Bowling Green.  It’s now effectively a best-of-three.  The DSL Pirates vs. Pirates game scheduled for today was canceled yesterday.  The Gold team’s Monday game was also canceled, while the Black team’s was not, so it seems like the one team had some sort of COVID exposure.

INDIANAPOLIS

(8:05pm)

Season preview

Boxscore

Starting Pitcher:  Beau Sulser 3.2, 9 H, 10 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Notable Performances:

Cal Mitchell 1-4, 2B

Michael Chavis 1-3, HR (13), HBP

Mason Martin 1-4

Canaan Smith-Njigba 0-4

Diego Castillo 0-1, 2 BB

Game Recap:

Beau Sulser had a disastrous start as Indianapolis (58-65) lost to Omaha, 12-3.  Sulser gave up ten runs over three and two-thirds innings.  The pounding only stopped when he got ejected, so apparently the umpires were more merciful than the Indy manager.  Cam Alldred followed with three scoreless innings despite three hits and four walks.  Michael Chavis drove in two runs with his 13th AAA home run.  Cal Mitchell drove in the other run with a double.  Indy had just five hits.  Oneil Cruz and Rodolfo Castro got the day off.

GREENSBORO

Season Preview

Boxscore

Starting Pitcher:

Notable Performances:

Game Recap:

Greensboro is off.

DSL PIRATES BLACK

Boxscore

Starting Pitcher:

Notable Performances:

Game Recap:

Canceled.

DSL PIRATES GOLD

Boxscore

Starting Pitcher:

Notable Performances:

Game Recap:

Canceled.

Having followed the Pirates fanatically since 1965, Wilbur Miller is one of the fast-dwindling number of fans who’ve actually seen good Pirate teams. He’s even seen Hall-of-Fame Pirates who didn’t get traded mid-career, if you can imagine such a thing. His first in-person game was a 5-4, 11-inning win at Forbes Field over Milwaukee (no, not that one). He’s been writing about the Pirates at various locations online for over 20 years. It has its frustrations, but it’s certainly more cathartic than writing legal stuff. Wilbur is retired and now lives in Bradenton with his wife and three temperamental cats.

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