Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/11/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost 7-5 in 10 innings against Rochester.  Hayden Penn got the start, and had a decent outing.  Penn pitched six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Steven Jackson allowed one run in two innings of relief work.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a perfect inning in relief to send the game to extra innings.  Jean Machi got the loss, allowing three runs on three hits in an inning of work.

Jose Tabata went 1-for-6 with a double and a run.  Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run.  Brandon Jones went 2-for-5.  Erik Kratz also went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.  Kevin Melillo made his Indianapolis debut, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run.  Brian Friday went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Brandon Moss went 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base, plus a run.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona lost 3-2 against Harrisburg in a game that was called after five innings, presumably due to rain.  Derek Hankins was the only pitcher who pitched for the Curve, going five innings and allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits, with three walks and a strikeout.

Altoona only managed three hits in the five innings.  Matt Hague went 1-for-2 with a run.  Miles Durham went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.  Jim Negrych had a pinch hit double in the fifth inning.  Chase d’Arnaud went 0-for-2 with an RBI on a sacrifice fly in the fifth, bringing in Kris Watts.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton beat Daytona 2-0 after a great outing from Jeff Locke.  Locke pitched 6.2 shutout innings, allowing five hits, no walks and striking out three.  Diego Moreno came on to pitch 1.1 perfect innings, striking out three of the four batters he faced.  Tom Boleska got the save, pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Austin McClune went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.  Tony Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.  Jeremy Farrell went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run.  Brock Holt went 1-for-4 with an RBI.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia was off today.

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