Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/20/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

The Indianapolis game was suspended in the fifth inning, with Indianapolis down 8-5.  Jeremy Powell allowed all eight runs in 3.1 innings of work, allowing seven hits and three walks.  Jose Tabata drew two walks and scored twice.  Brian Myrow went 2-for-2 with three RBIs.  Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-2 with an RBI.  Neil Walker went 1-for-2 with a run.
ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona beat Akron 2-1.  Rudy Owens got the start, pitching six shutout innings, with four hits, no walks, and three strikeouts.  Dustin Molleken pitched one inning, allowing a run on three hits, with a walk and no strikeouts, but got the win.  Daniel Moskos pitched two shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out two to get the save.

Chase d’Arnaud provided the offense, going 2-for-4 with a double and both RBIs for Altoona.  Alex Presley went 2-for-4 with a double and a run.  Miles Durham went 1-for-4 with a run scored.  Matt Hague went 2-for-4.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton beat Clearwater 6-3.  Casey Erickson got the start, going three innings, and allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Hunter Strickland made his debut for Bradenton, pitching three shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out two to get the win.  It was by far the best outing of the year for Strickland.  Diego Moreno continued his dominance, pitching a shutout inning, allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out two.  Noah Krol pitched a perfect inning for the save.

Jeremy Farrell went 4-for-5 with a run scored.  Eric Fryer went 2-for-4 with a run.  James Skelton went 1-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.  Brock Holt went 1-for-6 with a run and an RBI.  Robbie Grossman went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.  Tony Sanchez went 2-for-3 with two walks.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia won 4-3 against Lakewood.  Melkin Laureano pitched five innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Gabriel Alvarado pitched three shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out four.  Duke Welker got the save, pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts.

Rogelios Noris went 1-for-4 with his sixth homer of the season.  Elevys Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a run.  David Rubinstein went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a stolen base.  Josue Peley went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Phillies 9-5, scoring five runs in the top of the ninth inning for the win.  David Pino went 1-for-4 with a home run, and two runs scored.  Kelly Aponte went 1-for-4 with an RBI, a walk, and two strikeouts.  Jose Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a double.  Jordan Galvez went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored.

Deivis Goatache pitched three innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits.  Jesus Barraza pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out one.  Jovany Lopez got a blown save, allowing one run in two innings of work, with three hits, a walk, and two strikeouts.  Ericdavis Marquez allowed a run in the eighth inning, but got credit for the win.  Luis Figuera closed the game out with a shutout ninth inning, allowing just one walk.

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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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