Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Noe Toribio’s Triple-A Debut & More
Triple-A Indianapolis suffered a 4-3 loss against the Memphis Redbirds on Thursday night. With the loss, the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates is now 34-33 on the season, as they sit just one game over .500.
Making his second rehab start with the Indians, Yoshi Tsutsguo was 3-for-3 with a walk. Fellow rehab stint participate Kevin Newman was 1-for-4. Catcher Carter Bins was 1-for-3 with a walk and a double, while Travis Swaggerty was 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, a run scored, and a RBI. designated hitter Jason Delay also drove in a run.
Miguel Yajure started for Indy, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, a walk and a strikeout in 1.1 innings pitched. Cody Bolton then followed Yajure. Bolton pitched 2.1 innings, allowing an unearned run on 2 hits, 5 walks and no strikeouts.
Next up out of the Indianapolis bullpen were two pitchers making their Indy Indians debut. First up was Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Noe Toribio. In his first outing at the Triple-A level, Toribio walked a pair but did not allow a hit in 1.1 scoreless innings pitched.
After Toribio the recently acquired Eric Stout made his Pirate system debut. In his first outing with the Indy Indians the lefty walked a batter and struck out a batter in a scoreless inning pitched out of the bullpen.
The Double-A Altoona Curve fell to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3-1. With the loss the Curve fell to 31-35 on the season. Carmen Mlodzinski started for the Curve, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, 4 walks and 5 strikeouts in 5 innings pitched. Brad Case followed, allowing a run, which was unearned, on a hit, walk and 4 strikeouts in 3 innings pitched.
Center fielder Matt Fraizer bat leadoff for the Curve. He was 1-for-4 with a walk. The lone hit that Fraizer had was a home run. This solo shot was Fraizer’s 4th home run of the season with the Altoona Curve.
Liover Peguero, Matt Gorski, Jared Triolo and Connor Scott combined to go 0-for-14 with a pair of walks. Blake Sabol started in left field, going 1-for-4 with a walk. Third baseman Andres Alvarez was 1-for-1 with 3 walks, and designated hitter Aaron Shackelford was 1-for-4.
The High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers suffered a 3-1 loss to the Asheville Tourists on Thursday night. With the loss, the Grasshoppers fell to a woeful 27-38 on the season.
Nick Garcia started for the Grasshoppers and turned in a strong start. Garcia allowed a run on a walk, 6 hits, and 2 strikeouts in 6 innings pitched. With this outing Garcia lowered his ERA on the season to 3.12.
Ricky DeVito followed, allowing a run on a hit, walk, and a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning pitched. Denny Roman followed DeVtio. Roman allowed a run on a hit, a walk, and 3 strikeouts in 2.1 innings pitched.
Offensively, leadoff man Sammy Siani was 0-for-4 for the Grasshoppers. Designated hitter Endy Rodriguez and catcher Abrahan Gutierrez were both 0-for-4. Second baseman Dariel Lopez and third baseman Jackson Glenn each had a hit as well.
The Pittsburgh Pirates Low-A affiliate the Bradenton Marauders suffered a 9-7 loss against the Dunedin Blue Jays on Thursday. With the loss, the Marauders fell to a poor 29-36 on the season.
In the loss, leadoff hitter Mike Jarvis was 0-for-4. Jase Bowen was 1-for-4 with his 12th double of the season, a walk and 2 runs scored. Tsung-Che Chang was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, to give him 11 on the season, a walk and 2 RBI.
First baseman Brenden Dixon was 1-for-3 with a pair of walks. Dixon scored 2 runs and drove in a run. Designated hitter Rodolfo Nolasco was 2-for-3 with a run scored, 2 RBI and a walk. Left fielder Jasiah Dixon was 1-for-4 with 2 RBI.
Po-Yu Chen started for the Marauders, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, on 8 hits, 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched. Johan Montero followed, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in 2.1 innings pitched. Wilkin Ramos then pitched a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout to close things out.