Indy’s winning streak goes by the boards.
TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS
Game Time: 7:05pm
Box Score: LINK
Starting Pitcher: Peter Solomon
- Final Line: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- Endy Rodriguez 2-4
- Malcom Nunez 1-3, BB
Indianapolis (74-71) lost to St. Paul, 4-1. Starter Peter Solomon gave up all the runs. He only allowed three hits, but they all left the park. And who is Peter Solomon, you’re probably asking? He’s a former Astros prospect. He never did much in the minors with Houston, which is probably why Ben Cherington claimed him off waivers. The Indy bullpen did well, at least, putting up five and a third scoreless innings. Nick Mears had a 1-2-3 ninth for his fourth straight scoreless outing, as he seems to be coming around after non-TJ elbow surgery. The hitters managed only five singles, with the only run scoring on a sac fly by Blake Sabol. Endy Rodriguez went 2-for-4, which lowered his AAA batting average. Malcom Nunez had a hit and a walk.
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.