It’s starting to sound like a broken record, but Endy Rodriguez is tearing the cover off the ball since his promotion to Indianapolis.
What he’s done in four games at Triple-A is what the emerging Pittsburgh Pirates’ prospect has done throughout the season, and really his minor league career. The 22-year-old just keeps hitting.
After a two hit night on Friday, Rodriguez’s batting average dropped to .533 with the Indians.
Indianapolis fell to the St. Paul Saints 4-1, snapping their five-game winning streak, but not all was lost in the effort.
Here are the top performers from the Bucs’ Triple-A affiliate.
Indianapolis Indians (74-71)
DH Endy Rodrigiez
- Game: 2 for 4
- Season: .533/.500/.800, two doubles, one triple, seven RBIs, four games
3B Malcom Nunez
- Game: 1 for 3 with a walk
- Season: .333/.500/.667, one home run, one RBI, three games
Rodriguez isn’t the only one off to a hot start in Triple-A. Nunez has now been on base in each of his first three games in Indianapolis after reaching twice on Friday.
Catcher Blake Sabol drove in the Indians’ lone run with a sacrifice fly, which plated Tucupita Marcano.
Infielder Aaron Shackelford singled for his first hit since he was promoted to Triple-A alongside Rodriguez and Nunez.