Elvis Escobar hit his third homer in two days.
Today was a camp day at Pirate City. They held intra-squad games, with Indianapolis taking on Bradenton and West Virginia taking on the extended Spring Training group. The matchups were more even than it seems. The pitchers from each level threw for the other team, taking on their level. For example, rather than having Andy Oliver throwing for Indianapolis against an A-ball team, Oliver pitched for Bradenton and threw against the Triple-A hitters. Some notes from today’s action below.
**Clay Holmes went five innings, giving up three runs but none earned. He allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out three. Holmes was 93-94 MPH in the first inning, and touched 95. He was 92-94 in the middle innings, and 91-92 in the fifth. He flashed a nice curveball throughout the outing, but left a few up in the zone early in the outing.
**Nick Kingham went five innings, giving up three runs on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts. The three run...