Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/12/10


Indianapolis beat Rochester 5-2.  Brad Lincoln made a great start, going eight innings, and allowing two runs on five hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Lincoln now has a 3.83 ERA on the season in 42.1 inning of work, with a 29:11 K/BB ratio.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout to get the save.  Ledezma has yet to allow a run in 8.2 innings of work, with only one hit allowed, and an 11:5 K/BB ratio.

Pedro Alvarez led the offense, going 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, two runs, and three RBIs.  Brian Myrow went 1-for-2 for a triple, two runs, two walks, and an RBI.  Neil Walker went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.  Kevin Melillo went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Altoona lost 7-0 to Harrisburg.  Justin Wilson got the start, and did a great job, going six innings, allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and six strikeouts.  Corey Hamman had a horrible outing, allowing five runs in the seventh, getting just one out before being pulled.  Michael Dubee pitched 1.2 shutout innings, followed by an inning of work from Daniel Moskos, who allowed one run on three hits.

Altoona’s offense only managed three hits.  Matt Hague went 1-for-2 with a walk.  Miles Durham and Alex Presley each went 1-for-3.  Chase d’Arnaud went 0-for-3 with a walk.

Bradenton lost 10-6 to Daytona.  Aaron Pribanic got the start, going five innings, and allowing four runs, two earned, on three hits, with two walks and a strikeout.  Michael Felix got the loss, allowing four runs, three earned, in less than an inning of work.  Tyler Cox pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing two unearned runs on two hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Michael Colla pitched a perfect inning in relief, with two strikeouts.  Bradenton recorded five errors, leading to five unearned runs.  Brock Holt led the team with three errors tonight.

Holt made up for the errors a bit at the plate, going 2-for-5.  Robbie Grossman went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.  Tony Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a run.  Eric Fryer went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Jeremy Farrell went 0-for-3 with two walks, a run, and an RBI.

West Virginia beat Hagerstown 13-9, getting a rare performance from the offense.  Eight hitters for West Virginia recorded hits, with six of them recording multiple hits.  Evan Chambers went 4-for-6 with a double and three runs, plus his sixth stolen base of the season.  Jarek Cunningham went 2-for-6 with two doubles and an RBI.  Aaron Baker went 2-for-6 with a homer, three runs and two RBIs.  Ramon Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a triple, three runs and three RBIs.  Jesus Brito went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and two RBIs.  David Rubinstein went 3-for-5 with a run and two RBIs.

Nathan Baker didn’t have the best start, going two innings, and allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits, with no walks and a strikeout.  Jason Erickson got the win with a great relief outing, pitching four no-hit, shutout innings, with just one walk allowed.  Zach Foster pitched two innings, allowing two runs on three hits.  Marc Baca pitched one inning, allowing two unearned runs on two hits, and striking out three.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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