Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/17/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost 3-0 to Toledo.  Brad Lincoln got the start and had a fantastic outing, although he got very little support from his offense.  Lincoln pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with one walk and ten strikeouts.  He was perfect through 5.1 innings, but things fell apart in the sixth, with the damage coming on a three run homer.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out one.

Indianapolis only managed two hits.  Jose Tabata went 1-for-4 from the leadoff spot.  Kevin Melillo went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk to provide the other offense.  Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.  Neil Walker went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona was off today.
BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton lost to Dunedin 11-3.  Aaron Pribanic got the loss, pitching 5.1 innings and allowing seven runs, five earned, on 12 hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Tyler Cox added to the damage, allowing three runs in 1.2 innings of work.  Michael Felix pitched an inning, allowing one run on a solo homer.

Eric Fryer went 1-for-4 with a homer, his fourth of the year.  Quincy Latimore went 2-for-5 with a stolen base.  Calvin Anderson and Erik Huber each went 2-for-4 with a double.  Robbie Grossman went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia was rained out.

VSL PIRATES (RK)

The VSL Pirates won their first game of the season, beating the VSL Mariners 2-0.  Rafael Rodriguez got the start, pitching five shutout innings, and allowing two hits, two walks, and striking out six.  Orlando Castro pitched a perfect inning in relief, with one strikeout for his VSL debut.  Jovany Lopez pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out two.  Raul Ruiz got the save with a shutout inning.

Jordan Galvez went 1-for-3 with a double and a run.  Kelly Aponte went 1-for-4 with an RBI and two strikeouts.  Luis Sucre went 1-for-3 in his VSL debut.  Luis Cardona went 0-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored.

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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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