Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/1/10
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)
Indianapolis lost 10-6 to Lehigh Valley, a team which featured ex-Pirates Ryan Vogelsong, plus ex-Indianapolis Indians Brandon Duckworth and Rich Thompson. Donald Veal
had some struggles, going 5.2 innings, and allowing seven runs, six earned, on seven hits, with four walks and a strikeout. Veal didn’t run in to problems until the sixth inning, when he allowed five runs. Anthony Claggett
allowed three more runs in two innings of work to put the game out of reach.
Pedro Alvarez had a big night at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a triple and a home run, plus three RBIs. It was the second home run for Alvarez in as many nights. Neil Walker went 2-for-4 with two runs. Jose Tabata went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run, and an RBI.
Altoona won 9-2 against Harrisburg. Derek Hankins
made the start, pitching five shutout innings, and allowing two hits, two walks, and striking out two. Tony Watson
had a rough outing in relief, allowing two runs on three hits in 2.1 innings, with a walk and four strikeouts. Jeff Sues
closed things out, going 1.2 shutout innings, allowing one hit, walking one, and striking out one.
Alex Presley continues to be hot this season, going 4-for-5 with three RBIs, raising his average to .368 on the season. Hector Gimenez went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs. Matt Hague went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Josh Harrison went 2-for-5 with a run. Miles Durham went 1-for-3 with a triple and three runs, plus two walks. Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-5 with a double and a run.
Bradenton lost 11-6 to Charlotte. Jeff Locke
pitched five innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits, with a walk and three strikeouts. Locke left the game with Bradenton leading, but Tyler Cox
blew the save in the sixth inning. Diego Moreno
came on for two perfect innings, striking out four batters. Moreno has a 0.60 ERA in Bradenton so far this season. Mike Colla
allowed five runs, four earned, in one inning of work to pick up the loss.
Jeremy Farrell went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI. Eric Fryer went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI. Austin McClune went 2-for-3 with his third stolen base of the season. Calvin Anderson went 2-for-5 with a run. Quincy Latimore went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI. Starling Marte made his first start since April 25th, going 1-for-4 with a walk as the designated hitter.
West Virginia won 6-5 against Greenville. Nathan Baker
pitched six shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk, and striking out four. Baker now has a 3.20 ERA in 25.1 innings on the season, with a 20:6 K/BB ratio. The Power ran in to some trouble when Zach Foster allowed five runs in 2.2 innings of work, with all of the runs coming in the eighth and the ninth. Ryan Kelly was able to come on to close out the game, giving West Virginia the win.
Evan Chambers went 2-for-5 with his second home run of the season, and two RBIs. Jesus Brito went 1-for-4 with his third home run of the season. David Rubinstein went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI. Josue Peley went 2-for-4 with a double and a run.