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Pirates Prospect Watch: Jared Jones Throws a Gem in Omaha

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Many Pittsburgh Pirates prospect fans are glued to their screens when right-handed prospect Jared Jones takes the mound for Triple-A Indianapolis. 

Those who watched were not disappointed. In six innings pitched, Jones allowed just one hit, no runs, one walk, and eight strikeouts.  

The one walk is the most critical tidbit to take away from Jones’ outing. If the flamethrower has a weakness, it’s controlling his pitches, and over his last few starts, he’s shown an ability to harness it. 

In his last three starts, Jones has walked a maximum of two batters and has walked a total of four in 18 innings pitched. 

In addition, Altoona got back on the winning path on Friday night after a five-hit shutout performance from their pitching staff against Akron.

Indianapolis (66-74)

RHP Jared Jones

  • Game stats: 6.0 IP, one hit, no runs, one walk, and eight strikeouts
  • Season stats: 5-8, 3.85 ERA, 121.2 IP, 48 walks, and 140 strikeouts in 25 games (24 starts)

1B/CF Matt Gorski

  • Game stats: 1-3, one homer, one run scored, and two RBIs
  • Season stats: .244/.299/.452, 19 homers, two triples, 20 doubles, 21 stolen bases, and 59 RBIs (389 at-bats, or 101 games between Double-A and Triple-A)

After one of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top pitching prospects, Jared Jones’ exemplary work, the Indians found themselves tied at one apiece heading into the top of the ninth inning.

Ryan Vilade led the inning off with a walk, and then Joe Perez lined out, giving way to Matt Gorski.

Gorski did not waste any time as he went first pitch swinging and didn’t miss it. Gorski belted his 19th homer of the season and gave the Indians a 3-1 lead.

Travis MacGregor came in for the bottom of the ninth and retired the side in order for a 3-1 win for the Indians and their third of the series.

Altoona (66-67)

RHP Omar Cruz

  • Game stats: 3.2 IP, one hit, no runs, one walk, and eight strikeouts
  • Season stats: 1-4, 3.94 ERA, 48.0 IP, 30 walks, and 44 strikeouts in 27 games (one start)

C Carter Bins

  • Game stats: 1-4, a double, and an RBI
  • Season stats: .220/.307/.350, three homers, four doubles, and 17 RBIs (100 at-bats, or 30 games played between the FCL, Low-A, and Double-A)

The Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate returned to their winning ways after a tightly played contest on Friday. In the top of the eighth inning, the Curve scored two runs off of a throwing error and then had a two-RBI single from Jacob Gonzalez. The Curve led 4-0.

In addition, the Curve sent four pitchers to the mound, none exceeding 3.2 innings pitched. Despite that, the curve managed to throw a five-hit shutout win.

Omar Cruz led the way with eight strikeouts in just 3.2 innings of work, and the Curve defeated the Rubber Ducks 4-0.

Greensboro (68-61)

Season Over

Bradenton (76-54)

Season Over

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