Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/23/10
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)
Indianapolis beat Louisville 6-1. Kevin Hart
made the start, which means Chris Jakubauskas
will be the starter tomorrow. That goes against the thinking earlier today
that Jakubauskas would be a reliever tonight and Hart would start tomorrow. Hart had an excellent outing, going five innings, and allowing one run on five hits, with a walk and five strikeouts. Steven Jackson
pitched three shutout innings in relief, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out six. Wilfredo Ledezma
pitched a scoreless inning to close things out.
went 3-for-5 from the top of the order, all singles. Tabata is hitting for a .323 average on the year so far. Pedro Alvarez
went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs. Neil Walker
led the offense, going 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. Walker also recorded his fifth stolen base of the year. Erik Kratz
contributed the other two RBIs with a two run homer, his second shot of the year.
Altoona lost 6-4 to Erie, giving up two runs in the ninth inning. Jeff Sues
got the loss, allowing both runs on a two run homer in an inning of work. Altoona struggled at the start of the game, with Justin Wilson
only lasting 2.2 innings, allowing four runs on two hits, mostly due to the six walks he allowed. Derek Hankins
pitched 3.1 shutout innings, allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out two. Ronald Uviedo
pitched two shutout innings, allowing a hit, a walk, and striking out four.
Bradenton beat Fort Myers 3-1, bouncing back from their loss last night. Nathan Adcock got the start, pitching five innings, and allowing one unearned run on three hits, with three walks and five strikeouts. Diego Moreno
pitched two shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out three. Tyler Cox and Noah Krol each pitched a shutout inning in relief.
went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a walk. More importantly, he returned to catching, although he allowed two stolen bases. Sanchez has yet to catch a baserunner stealing this season, although that could be due to the injury he’s been dealing with. Greg Picart went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, and a stolen base. Eric Fryer
went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, his second of the season.
West Virginia won 5-1 against Greenville. Phillip Irwin
pitched four innings, allowing one run on four hits, with a walk and seven strikeouts. Melkin Laureano pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out four to get the win. Ryan Kelly pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out four.
had a nice night, going 1-for-2 with two walks, a double, a run, an RBI, and two stolen bases. Aaron Baker
went 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Jarek Cunningham
went 1-for-4, and is hitting for a .356 average on the season.