Connect with us

Pirates Prospects

Pirates Prospect Watch: Malcom Nuñez, Carlson Reed Star Friday



Pittsburgh Pirates' Nick Gonzalez bats during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, June 23, 2023, in Miami. The Pirates called up another first-round draft pick, selecting touted infielder Gonzales from Triple-A Indianapolis. Gonzales made his major league debut Friday night, starting at second base and batting seventh against the Marlins. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Pirates’ minor league affiliates played four games on Friday night, winning just one as tough bounces and even tougher breaks didn’t go their way.

Triple-A Indianapolis was the lone team to notch a win, taking care of business with a balanced 7-2 win over the St. Paul Twins, thanks in large part to strong nights from usual suspects Nick Gonzales and Malcom Nuñez.

The Altoona Curve lost 5-4 in the tenth inning on a walk-off single, while J.P. Massey didn’t make it out of the first inning for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, tagged for four runs—none earned—after an error with two outs precipitated a nightmarish outing. Greensboro still managed to make a game of it, but couldn’t overcome the poor start in a 5-3 loss to the Hickory Crawdads.

The Bradenton Marauders saw another excellent start from WVU product Carlson Reed, but their anemic offense couldn’t capitalize in the 4-1 decision. Here’s a look at the top performances from Pirates’ prospects on Friday.

Triple-A Indianapolis (10-9)

LHP Nick Dombkowski

  • Game: 4 IP, 1 ER, 2 K’s.
  • Season: 8 IP, 3.38 ERA, 4 K’s in 3 appearances.

3B Malcom Nuñez

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Season: .317/.333/.567 with 6 doubles and 3 home runs in 17 games.

Double-A Altoona (5-7)

RHP Sean Sullivan

  • Game: 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 K.
  • Season: 12.2 IP, 3.55 ERA, 8 K’s in 3 starts.

C Abrahan Gutierrez

  • Game: 2-for-5 with a double.
  • Season: .325/.357/.400 with 3 doubles in 10 games.

High-A Greensboro (8-5)

2B Termarr Johnson

  • Game: 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk.
  • Season: .190/.386/.262 with a double and a triple in 13 games.

LHP Julian Bosnic

  • Game: 3.1 IP, 0 ER, 3 K’s.
  • Season: 7.2 IP, 1.17 ERA, 7 K’s in 4 appearances.

Single-A Bradenton (2-11)

RHP Carlson Reed

1B Juan Jerez

  • Game: 1-for-2 with a homer and a walk.
  • Season: .217/.357/.435 with 2 doubles and a homer in 8 games.

Subscribe Today!

Subscribe today!

PBN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get all of our posts sent directly to your inbox.

Copyright © 2024 National Hockey Now. All rights reserved. In no way endorsed by the Pittsburgh Pirates or Major League Baseball.

Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (PA/IL) or 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN only) or 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA only) or 1-800-522-4700 (CO Only) or TN REDLINE: 800-889-9789.