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Prospect Watch: Last Day of the Minor League Season Sees Endy Rodriguez and Mike Burrows Return

Final game of the season. Maybe Indianapolis will show up tonight because the two games this week have been awful, with a combined 24-2 score. I’ll fill in the starter when they announce him.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

Prospect Watch: Control Problems Undo Quinn Priester’s Final Start

TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Game Time: 6:15 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Mike Burrows (1-3, 4.10)

  • Final Line:  0.2 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO

Notable Performances:

Travis Swaggerty 0-for-3, BB, SB

Endy Rodriguez 2-for-4, HR, RBI

Blake Sabol 1-for-3, BB

Cody Bolton 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO

Game Recap:

Indianapolis could have done without these three extra games to end their season because nothing good came from them. They got blown out in all three games, outscored 35-5, losing tonight by an 11-3 score in a game that was all but over in the first inning. Mike Burrows returned to action, which is a good sign, but his ERA took a left hook to the jaw, as he allowed six earned runs while recording two outs. Peter Solomon, Hunter Stratton and Cody Bolton combined to allowed five earned over the next 4.1 innings, before Joe Jacques and Noe Toribio threw three shutout innings to mercifully end the season. Endy Rodriguez missed two games after leaving early on Saturday (Sunday was an off-day). He caught and had two hits, including his 25th homer of the season. Hunter Owen also homered. Travis Swaggerty stole his 20th base. The Indians finished 74-75 on the season.

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When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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skliesen

Endy puts an exclamation point on his season. 👏👏👏

SufferinBuccotash

I don’t think there will be any suspense over the Pirates Prospects Player of the Year this year.

emjayinTN

Is it in the too hard category to have Endy take a road trip down to St Louis in preparation for Friday night’s game? Can you get much better than an opportunity to meet Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina.

NorCal Buc

I second that motion!

In fact, rent the brother a Nissan Leaf to travel in style!

SufferinBuccotash

You know, what would the freaking harm be to reward this guy with a trip to the majors for the last 6 games of the year. Seriously.

So you keep him down an extra week in June next year to avoid Super 2. Big whoop.

MB21

“Nothing good came from them.” But… Endy played and homered! That’s good!

melkel

Endy hit a homer, hope they call him up.

melkel

And a single.

Wilbur Miller

Unfortunately, Indy is finishing its season with a string of horrible efforts.

slider1971

Looks like Burrows had a tough return.

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