Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/20/10
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)
Donald Veal had a good outing, going 5.2 innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits, with two walks and four strikeouts. The Indianapolis bullpen actually held on to get Veal the win. Jeff Karstens pitched 1.1 innings, allowing just one run on one hit, a solo homer, and striking out two. Wilfredo Ledezma made his debut, pitching a perfect inning. Steven Jackson pitched a perfect ninth inning to wrap it up.
Jordy Mercer led the offense, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a walk. Miles Durham went 2-for-5. Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-5 with a run. Jim Negrych scored the other run, while Hector Gimenez went 0-for-2 with two walks and a sacrifice fly for the other RBI.
That was due to the offense from the Marauders, who scored all nine runs in the first three innings. Quincy Latimore got things rolling in the first inning, with a grand slam, his fourth homer of the year. Latimore also hit a double, and went 2-for-3 on the night with a walk. Latimore now has an average of .400 on the season. Starling Marte also had a big night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with all three of his hits being doubles. Tony Sanchez went 0-for-3 with two walks. Jeremy Farrell went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base.
West Virginia’s offense was quiet, with David Rubinstein and Ramon Cabrera providing the only production. Rubinstein went 3-for-4 with a double and the only RBI. Cabrera went 2-for-4. Evan Chamber
s went 0-for-2 with two walks, a stat line that may soon be renamed as “The Evan Chambers”. Chambers came in to the night with just a .147 average, but a .341 OBP, thanks to eight walks. Jarek Cunningham went 1-for-4 with a double.