Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/27/10
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)
Indianapolis has been short on pitchers, thanks to the revolving door at the major league level. As a result, Jeremy Powell made the start tonight. Powell went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts to get the win. Justin Thomas got the save in a great relief outing, pitching the final four innings, and allowing no runs on one hit, with a walk and six strikeouts. Thomas has a 2.70 ERA on the season in 10 innings pitched, with a 11:1 K/BB ratio.
Jordy Mercer continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Josh Harrison went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run, and an RBI. Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run out of the leadoff spot. Alex Presley and Miles Durham each went 1-for-3 with an RBI, with Presley hitting a triple, and also contributing with a sacrifice fly.
Bradenton’s offense was impressive tonight, which seems to be the trend this season. Brock Holt went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Greg Picart went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Quincy Latimore went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Tony Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a walk and a double. Calvin Anderson went 2-for-5 with his first home run of the season. Anderson has been heating up lately, going 6-for-12 with three extra base hits in his last three games. Rodolfo Cardona also hit his first home run of the season, going 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs on the night.
walks and a strikeout. Duke Welker pitched a scoreless fifth inning, allowing three walks and striking out three to get credit for the win. Maurice Bankston pitched two shutout innings, allowing no hits and one walk. Zach Foster closed things out with two more shutout innings, with a walk and a hit.
Aaron Baker had another big day, going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs. Baker is now batting .286/.313/.476 on the year. David Rubinstein went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs. Rogelios Noris went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Noris is hitting for a .300/.306/.450 line on the season. One drawback is that he’s only drawn one walk so far.