Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/22/10
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)
Luke Carlin was the star of the offense, going 2-for-3 with a stolen base and the only Indianapolis run. Steve Pearce also had a good night at the plate, going 0-for-1 with four walks. Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-4, with a strikeout, a single, and a walk against Chapman. Jose Tabata went 1-for-4 with a walk. Neil Walker went 1-for-5 with a double.
Jordy Mercer was the offense tonight for Altoona. Mercer hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his first homer of the season. Then in the fifth he hit an RBI double, bringing Gorkys Hernandez to the plate. Mercer tripled to lead off the eighth inning, and scored on a Matt Hague single two batters later. Mercer finished the night 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, and was a single shy of the cycle. Hague went 2-for-3 with the game winning RBI. Alex Presley went 3-for-3.
Brock Holt went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI. Tony Sanchez went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk. Sanchez was the designated hitter once again tonight. Jeremy Farrell went 1-for-3. Greg Picart went 2-for-4 with a run and his fourth stolen base of the season.
Jarek Cunningham has been one of the few bright spots on the West Virginia offense so far this season. Cunningham went 2-for-4 with an RBI tonight. Cunningham is now hitting for a .364 average, and is the only player from tonight’s lineup hitting over .268. Evan Chambers, Rogelios Noris, and Josue Peley got the other hits, with all three batters going 1-for-4. Kyle Morgan went 0-for-2, but walked twice.