Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/16/10

The Venezuelan Summer League starts tomorrow.  Look for my preview post later tonight.

Indianapolis lost 6-5 to Toledo.  Hayden Penn pitched five innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched two perfect innings in relief.  Wilfredo Ledezma snapped his streak of nine straight appearances without a run, allowing two runs in an inning of work.  Jean Machi blew the save, and got the loss, allowing two runs on four hits in the ninth, and failing to get an out.

Kevin Melillo had a nice day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and three RBIs.  Neil Walker went 2-for-3 with a walk.  Jose Tabata went 1-for-4.  Brandon Jones went 0-for-1 with three walks and two runs scored.  Brian Friday went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Altoona beat Richmond 7-6.  Derek Hankins got the win, allowing three runs, one earned, on six hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Dustin Molleken ran in to some trouble, allowing two runs in 1.2 innings of work.  Ronald Uviedo allowed one of those runs to score, but got Molleken out of the eighth inning.  Daniel Moskos allowed one run in the ninth inning, but got the save.

Miles Durham went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs.  Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.  Alex Presley went 3-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Gorkys Hernandez went 1-for-5 and stole his sixth base of the season.

Bradenton beat Dunedin 3-2.  Jeff Locke had a great outing, allowing one run on four hits in seven innings of work, with no walks and five strikeouts.  Diego Moreno actually allowed a run to score, giving up one hit, a solo homer, but striking out two in his inning of work.  Noah Krol pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save.

Eric Fryer went 1-for-3 with a three run homer to give Bradenton all of their offense.  Quincy Latimore went 1-for-4 with a run.  Tony Sanchez went 1-for-3 with the other run.  Brock Holt and James Skelton had the other two hits for Bradenton.

West Virginia beat Delmarva 8-4.  Victor Black made his debut in West Virginia, going four innings.  Black allowed three runs on two hits, all due to a three run homer in the fourth inning.  However, Black’s numbers looked great, with two walks and seven strikeouts in his four innings.  Jason Erickson got the win, allowing one run on two hits in three innings, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Duke Welker pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.

Jarek Cunningham went 2-for-5 with a homer a double, and two runs scored.  Rogelios Noris went 3-for-5 with his fifth homer of the year and three RBIs.  Kyle Morgan went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.  Aaron Baker went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.

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