Thursday night, we saw several Pittsburgh Pirates prospects perform at a high level, including Endy Rodriguez hitting his 15th home run of the season and Travis Swaggerty finding his grove again in Triple-A Indianapolis. Which Pirates prospects impressed Friday night? Let’s take a look down at the farm and see.
OF Travis Swaggerty
- Game: 3-5 with a double and no strikeouts
- Season: .263/.329/.439 with 41 RBIs, seven homers, and 112 total bases
INF Tucupita Marcano
- Game: 1-3 and extended his hitting streak to eight games
- Season: .300/.407/.467, with 18 RBIs and 70 total bases
Indianapolis got back into the win column with a 6-5 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens. Mason Martin had two RBIs, Marcano extended his hitting streak, and recently acquired reliever Colin Holderman pitched a scoreless frame.
INF Jared Triolo
- Game: 2-4 with a solo home run
- Season: .272/.373/.363 with 30 RBIs and 120 total bases
LHP Tyler Samaniego
- Game: two innings pitched, no hits, no runs, one walk, and one strikeout for a two-inning save
- Season: 1.91 ERA, 14 hits, 16 walks, and 40 strikeouts in 37.2 innings pitched
The Curve were victorious Friday night against the Akron Rubber Ducks, 6-4. Triolo was the only Altoona player to have a multi-hit game, and Samaniego pitched an impressive two shutout innings to earn his eighth save of the season.
OF Hudson Head
- Game: 2-3 with three RBIs, a double, and a home run
- Season: .228/.340/.373 with 31 RBIs and 98 total bases
RHP Jared Jones
- Game: five innings pitched, three hits, one earned run, three walks, and four strikeouts
- Season: 4.81 ERA, 84 hits, 40 walks, 111 strikeouts, in 91.2 innings pitched
The Grasshoppers became the third Pirates affiliate to win on Friday night as they beat the Dash 6-4. Starting pitched Jared Jones pitched five strong innings, Rodriguez went 2-4, and Ricky DeVito pitched three shutout innings while striking out five.
INF/OF Jase Bowen
- Game: 1-3 with a two-run home run
- Season: .278/.360/.437 with 58 RBIs and 146 total bases
DH Bubba Chandler
- Game: 2-4 with an RBI and a strikeout
- Season: .229/.387/.500 with 12 RBIs and 24 total bases
The Marauders fell to the Flying Tigers of Lakeland 7-4. Bowen showed off the power, Chandler continues to impress with his two-way skills, and Carlos Lomeli played escape artist giving up five hits in 2.2 innings of relief but up no runs.