Daily Video Rundown: Carter Bins, Canaan Smith-Njigba, Brendt Citta

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Carter Bins

It’s been less than an ideal start for Carter Bins, hitting to a tune of a .130/.216/.283 batting line. Regardless, when the Pirates promoted Henry Davis to Altoona, they also slide Bins up to Indianapolis to allow him for more playing time.

One game in to his Triple-A stint, that move already paid off, as Bins hit just his second home run of the 2022 season. He finished the night 1-for-4 with the home run and two strikeouts.

That’s something of a concern for Bins, as he has struck out over 40% of the time this season.

Canaan Smith-Njigba

April wasn’t kind to Smith-Njigba, but since the month turned over to May it’s like we are seeing a different batter at the plate.

In the early goings of May, CSN is 10-for-29 with a battling slash of .345/.472/.482. He’s recorded three extra-base hits, including this RBI double on Wednesday. He’s also stolen two bases and drawn seven walks.

This hit was in a midst of a rally later in the game that gave the Indianapolis Indians the lead, but eventually losing.

Brendt Citta

After beginning the year with Indianapolis, Brendt Citta has been able to get into the lineup more since getting sent to Altoona after Will Matthiessen got put on the injured list. Although in a losing effort, Citta opened the scoring in a early afternoon start against Somerset.

Indianapolis Flashes The Glove

In the following inning after their rally gave them the lead, the Indians defense flashed the glove to maintain it for the moment. With Oneil Cruz moving to his side, scooping and throwing after a spin to get the runner out at first.

The next batter, Mason Martin made a great diving catch at first to make the second out of the inning.

For all the good, there was some bad defensively for the Indians. Cruz later would collect the ball on a routine grounder but sailed the ball over Martin’s head and into the stands, allowing the tying run to score.

Kyle Nicolas

Nicolas started Wednesday’s game for the Curve and pitched brilliantly again. While he struggled a bit in the fifth inning, he flew through the first four against Somerset. If you leave out his start that he allowed eight runs over two innings, Nicolas has posted a 0.79 ERA in 22 2/3.

I total, Nicolas allowed one hit, one run, three walks while striking out four on Wednesday.

Jack Suwinski

Starting to feel like there is only so much time left that talking about Suwinski works on this site.

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NMR

Love the camera angle for that Nicolas collection, really shows the ride on his excellent fastball.

Oneil Cruz looks like he’s gonna boot or airmail one at any moment. It’s incredibly difficult to coordinate those levers at the speed big league infielders need to operate. One may have been able to project such things based on, oh, the entirety of major league baseball’s history of existence.

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Would Michael Morse be a good comp for Mason Martin? Better stay awake behind 1st when Cruz is heaving it!

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