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Pirates Prospect Watch: Rodriguez Has Big Game, Johnson Homers Again

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A couple of top Pittsburgh Pirates’ prospects were among the standouts from Sunday’s minor league action in Endy Rodriguez and Termarr Johnson.

Perhaps motivated by a promotion for Henry Davis, Endy Rodriguez collected three hits and drove in four runs while Termarr Johnson hit his fifth homer of the season.

The trio of Davis, Johnson and Rodriguez are considered to be the Pirates’ top three prospects according to MLB Pipeline.

In addition to those three, here are the other standouts.

Indianapolis (29-38)

C Endy Rodriguez

  • Game stats: 3 for 5, two doubles, four RBIs, one run
  • Season stats: .245/.326/.380, nine doubles, three triples, four home runs, 24 RBIs, four steals, 49 games

3B Vinny Capra

  • Game stats: 4 for 4, one RBI, one run, one walk
  • Season stats: .275/.400/.314, two doubles, 10 RBIs, two steals, 17 games

Despite big games from Rodriguez and Capra, Indianapolis lost a 12-11 shootout to the Iowa Cubs.

Pirates prospect Aaron Shackelford hit a three-run home run for his ninth homer of the season.

Altoona (31-30)

CF Matt Gorski

  • Game stats: 2 for 4, one double, one RBI, two runs, three steals
  • Season stats: .265/.316/.461, nine doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 34 RBIs, 16 steals, 53 games

SS Liover Peguero

  • Game stats: 1 for 4, one double, one run
  • Season stats: .269/.337/.445, 16 doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 31 RBIs, 15 steals, 57 games

Gorski ran wild while Peguero continued his strong play, but Altoona fell 4-3 to the Somerset Patriots.

Greensboro (33-28)

SS Mike Jarvis

  • Game stats: 2 for 5, one triple, one RBI, one run
  • Season stats: .230/.324/.480, eight doubles, three triples, eight home runs, 33 RBIs, 13 games, 40 games

2B Maikol Escotto

  • Game stats: 2 for 4, one double, .194/.247/.286, seven doubles, three home runs, 16 RBIs, five steals, 50 games

Jarvis and Escotto combined for four hits but Greensboro was still defeated by the Greenville Drive 4-3.

Tsung-Che Cheng continued his excellent season with his ninth home run of the season.

Bradenton (34-29)

2B Termarr Johnson

  • Game stats: 1 for 3, one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk
  • Season stats: .248/.418/.411, eight doubles, five home runs, 23 RBIs, three steals, 43 games

CF Enmanuel Terrero

  • Game stats: 1 for 4, one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk
  • Season stats: .299/.402/.436, six doubles, five triples, four home runs, 24 RBIs, 16 steals, 54 games

Bradenton was the only Pirates’ affiliate to win on Sunday after defeating the Fort Myers Mighty Muscles 4-3 thanks in part to homers from Johnson and Terrero.

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