Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/15/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost 7-3 to Toledo.  Daniel McCutchen got hit hard, allowing seven runs on 12 hits in six innings of work, with no walks and four strikeouts.  According to Scott McCauley, his velocity was down, topping out at 90 MPH.  Justin Thomas pitched two perfect innings, with four strikeouts.

Jose Tabata went 1-for-4 with a double.  Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run.  Luke Carlin went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI, plus a stolen base.  Brian Myrow went 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona beat Richmond 9-2.  Jared Hughes pitched seven innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Hughes picked up his seventh win of the season.  Michael Dubee pitched a shutout inning, allowing one walk and striking out two.  Daniel Moskos pitched a perfect inning in relief.

Shelby Ford went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBIs.  Hector Gimenez went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs.  Miles Durham went 2-for-3 with two runs.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run, plus his eighth stolen base of the season.  Alex Presley went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run, batting in the number two spot.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton lost 6-5 to Fort Meyers.  Bryan Morris continued his dominant run, pitching four shutout innings, allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out four.  Morris now has gone 33 innings without allowing an earned run.  No word on why Morris left after just four innings.  Mike Colla allowed three runs in two innings of relief work.  Tom Boleska got the loss, allowing three runs on four hits in two innings of work.

Brock Holt went 1-for-4 with three RBIs.  Jeremy Farrell went 2-for-5.  Calvin Anderson went 1-for-3 with two runs.  Austin McClune went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.  Greg Picart went 1-for-3 with two runs scored.  Robbie Grossman and Quincy Latimore each had an RBI.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia beat Hagerstown 7-6 in ten innings.  Hunter Strickland pitched five innings, allowing six runs, five earned, on nine hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Maurice Bankston pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out one.  Zach Foster got the win, pitching two perfect innings with one strikeouts.

Kyle Morgan went 1-for-4 with a homer and two runs.  Aaron Baker went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  David Rubinstein went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Elevys Gonzalez went 2-for-4 in his West Virginia debut, with two stolen bases.  Gonzalez played most of the 2009 season in the GCL, with a .271/.304/.346 line in 107 at-bats.

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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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