Indianapolis is the last team on the schedule in the minors for the Pirates. They are playing a night game tonight. They have already been eliminated from the playoffs, so basically this is just nine more games to get some time in for prospects, including the ones joining the team from Altoona.
TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS
Game Time: 6:35 PM
Box Score: LINK
Starting Pitcher: Cody Bolton (4-2, 3.14)
- Final Line: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 SO
David Bednar 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
Tucupita Marcano 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Ji-hwan Bae 2-for-4, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 SB
Blake Sabol 0-for-4, BB
Travis Swaggerty 3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, SB
Indianapolis won 9-1 on Monday. Cody Bolton started and allowed two hits over three shutout innings, with no walks and five strikeouts. He now has a 3.01 ERA for the season in 74.1 innings, with 81 strikeouts. David Bednar followed with his third rehab outing. He tossed a shutout inning on 14 pitches (11 strikes), with one hit and two strikeouts. Zach Matson tossed two shutout innings. Travis MacGregor allowed one run in two innings. Eric Hanhold struck out three batters in the ninth to finish out the game. Indianapolis pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts. The Indians got two-run homers from Tucupita Marcano and Brendt Citta to lead the offense. Marcano had two walks, while Citta hit his ninth double. Travis Swaggerty had three hits and drove in two runs. He hit his 15th double and stole his 17th base. Ji-hwan Bae had a productive game, going 2-for-4 with his 22nd double, a walk, three runs scored and two steals, giving him 29 steals on the season.+ posts
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