Prospect Watch: Rough Day for Priester and Indianapolis

Two games today, with Indianapolis playing an early afternoon game and Altoona playing at night. Cody Bolton gets the early start and Quinn Priester will pitch the night game, looking to continue his strong run at Double-A.


Prospect Watch: Altoona Hits and Pitches Their Way to Victory


Game Time: 12:05 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Cody Bolton (4-2, 3.23)

  • Final Line:  2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO

Notable Performances:

Tucupita Marcano 2-for-4, HR, RBI

Ji-hwan Bae 0-for-4

Blake Sabol 1-for-3, HBP

Travis Swaggerty 0-for-4

Game Recap:

Indianapolis got crushed on Thursday afternoon, despite hitting three homers early in the game. Cody Bolton pitched two scoreless innings, though he allowed two hits, two walks and threw 28 of his 56 pitches for balls. Travis MacGregor, Joe Jacques and Cam Alldred struggled in relief, combining to allow 12 runs, 13 hits and five walks in 5.2 innings. Tucupita Marcano homered in the first, Josh VanMeter hit a homer in the second, and Jared Oliva homered in the third. All were solo shots in the 12-3 loss. The Indians had three singles and three walks as well. Marcano, Oliva, VanMeter and Blake Sabol each reached twice.


Game Time: 6:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Quinn Priester (4-3, 2.13)

  • Final Line:  3.2 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

Notable Performances:

Liover Peguero 1-for-3, BB, SB

Endy Rodriguez 0-for-4

Matt Gorski 0-for-3, HBP

Malcom Nunez 1-for-4

Matt Fraizer 1-for-3

Game Recap:

Quinn Priester had a forgettable game on Thursday night in Altoona’s 9-0 loss. He went 3.2 innings, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits, two walks and five strikeouts. His ERA went from 2.13 at the start of the day to 2.87 at the end of the game. Omar Cruz had a nice relief appearance, going 2.1 innings with no hits and five strikeouts. He stranded three inherited runners in the fourth. The offense wasn’t any better. Liover Peguero had a decent night with a single, walk and his 28th stolen base. The team had six hits and they were all singles. No one had more than one. Peguero drew the only walk.

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A couple of ugly games today.


A clunker for Priester today 😔


Feels like bolton had some helium as a prospect prior to injury. Any thoughts on his ceiling at this point? Strong numbers at AAA this year


Really struggling to regain feel, it seems, since his control has taken such a drastic step back. Patience.

sinker/slider middle reliever.

Last edited 19 days ago by NMR

Not like we are overflowing with reliable bullpen arms, id take it!

Wilbur Miller

First we’ll have to put him on waivers and then claim him.


One of your best comments ever, WTM! And that is saying something!


Not too far from reality. I think Cody Bolton did well coming back after such a long absence. Since most of a pitcher’s durability is in the legs, he struggled coming back off the knee surgery (?) which ended his 2021 season before it even started. I was thinking possibly the AFL, but it may be time to just allow rest and then prep for 2023.

He is definitely a possibility for the Pirate BP in 2023. The Rotation will be BRU, Keller, Contreras, and then decisions on Burrows, Priester, Thompson, Ortiz, Oviedo, etc.

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