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Pirates Prospect Watch: Henry Davis Makes Triple-A Debut

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Henry Davis, Pirates prospects

After making the jump from Double-A to Triple-A, Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Henry Davis made his Indianapolis Indians’ debut on Tuesday.

Davis was batting fifth and catching for the Indians in their 4-2 loss to the Omaha Storm Chasers.

In his first plate appearance, Davis drew a walk. He finished the game 0 for 2 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt.

The Pirates’ three other minor league affiliates were winners on Tuesday night. Here are the Pirates’ prospects who stood out.

Indianapolis (28-29)

LHP Cam Alldred

  • Game stats: 5.0 innings, three hits, one run, no walks, three strikeouts
  • Season stats: 2-0, 3.58 ERA, 13er/32.2ip, 28 hits, 13 walks, 32 strikeouts, 13 appearances/five starts

CF Ryan Vilade

  • Game stats: 2 for 4, one triple, one steal
  • Season stats: .271/.372/.414, seven doubles, two triples, three home runs, 15 RBIs, three steals, 40 games

Although the Indians lost, Alldred pitched a good game while Vilade had a pair of hits including his second triple of the season.

Pirates prospect Nick Gonzales was on base twice and drove in a run while Endy Rodriguez was on base twice and scored a run.

Altoona (28-22)

CF Matt Gorski

  • Game stats: 2 for 4, one triple, one double, two RBIs, two runs
  • Season stats: .268/.328/.465, eight doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 28 RBIs, nine steals, 42 games

SS Liover Peguero

  • Game stats: 2 for 5, one double, one RBI, one run
  • Season stats: .263/.338/.421, 13 doubles, one triple, five home runs, 26 RBIs, 13 steals, 46 games

Gorski and Peguero combined for four of Altoona’s 11 hits in their 6-4 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Pirates prospects Matt Fraizer and Andres Alvarez each also had two hits. Reliever Travis MacGregor threw three spotless innings and struck out five.

Greensboro (27-23)

LHP Anthony Solometo

  • Game stats: 6.0 innings, five hits, one run (no earned runs), one walk, four strikeouts
  • Season stats: 2-3, 2.47 ERA, 15er/54.1ip, 37 hits, 25 walks, 61 strikeouts, 11 appearances/11 starts

RF Tres Gonzalez

  • Game stats: 2 for 4, one run
  • Season stats: .227/.369/.318, two doubles, two home runs, 14 RBIs, 11 steals, 25 games

Solometo was sharp in his six innings on the mound while Gonzalez led Greensboro with a pair of hits as the Grasshoppers defeated the Wilmington Blue Rocks 2-1.

Pirates prospects Will Matthiessen and Sammy Siani were responsible for driving in the two Grasshoppers’ runs — each on sacrifice flies.

Bradenton (28-24)

2B Jack Brannigan

  • Game stats: 3 for 5, two home runs, one double, six RBIs, three runs
  • Season stats: .246/.409/.464, two doubles, two triples, three home runs, seven RBIs, nine steals, 21 games

LF Rodolfo Nolasco

  • Game stats: 2 for 3, one home run, three RBIs, one run, one sac fly
  • Season stats: .273/.397/.500, 10 doubles, five home runs, 25 RBIs, four steals, 31 games

Brannigan entered play with only one RBI all season but drove in six runs for Bradenton in their 10-3 win over the Dunedin Blue Jays. Like Brannigan, Nolasco homered for the Marauders.

Pirates prospect Enmanuel Terrero finished the game with three hits while Termarr Johnson drew four walks.

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