Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/18/09
The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.
The Result: Indianapolis lost 10-2 to Louisville
Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 0 for 3. Neil Walker went 0 for 4. Robinzon Diaz went 1 for 4 with a homer. Eric Hacker pitched 5.1 innings, allowing ten runs on 13 hits, with a walk, four strikeouts, and three homers. Jon Meloan made his first appearance, pitching 1.2 shutout innings, with one hit, no walks, and a strikeout.
The Result: Altoona won 7-2 against Harrisburg.
-Gorkys Hernandez went 0 for 5 with a run.
-Pedro Alvarez went 1 for 5.
Other Game Notes: Shelby Ford went 1 for 4. Brian Friday went 2 for 5. Kyle Bloom pitched 5.1 innings, allowing just one un-earned run on three hits, with two walks and five strikeouts. Donald Veal pitched two no hit innings, allowing one walk and three strikeouts.
The Result: Lynchburg lost 5-3 to Salem.
-Chase d’Arnaud went 1 for 4 with a double.
-Rudy Owens pitched five innings, allowing four runs on ten hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.
Other Game Notes: Jordy Mercer went 2 for 4. Matt Hague went 2 for 4 with a double. Tom Boleska pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks and a strikeout. Boleska, who just turned 23 a few weeks ago, has a 0.34 ERA in 26.1 innings pitched in Lynchburg, with a 13:2 K/BB ratio.
The Result: West Virginia won 10-3 against Asheville.
-Robbie Grossman went 1 for 5 with his 32nd stolen base of the season.
-Tony Sanchez went 0 for 4 and was hit by a pitch.
-Starling Marte went 1 for 4 with two runs.
-Quinton Miller pitched four innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on four hits, with no walks, three strikeouts, and two homers allowed.
Other Game Notes: Calvin Anderson went 2 for 4 with a triple. Anderson is 6’7″, 240 pounds, but has five triples on the season now. Casey Erickson pitched 0.2 innings, allowing two hits, one run, with two walks and a strikeout to get the save.
State College was off for the New York-Penn League All-Star game. 2009 9th round pick Brock Holt went 0 for 1 with a walk and a run. 2009 21st round pick Phillip Irwin pitched a perfect inning. 2008 49th round pick Zach Foster got the loss, allowing three runs on three hits in one inning.
The Result: Bradenton lost 5-2 to the GCL Blue Jays.
-Wes Freeman went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts. Freeman is 3 for 21 with 14 strikeouts in his last six games.
-Gift Ngoepe went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.
-Ramon Cabrera went 1 for 4.
Other Game Notes: Benji Gonzalez went 2 for 4 with a double. Brent Klinger pitched 4.2 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with no walks, four strikeouts, and a homer.