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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/21/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis finished up their suspended game from yesterday, and ended up losing 10-7.  Indianapolis was down 8-5 when the game was suspended in the fifth inning.  Brian Myrow ended up going 3-for-4 with three RBIs.  Brian Friday went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.  Argenis Diaz went 3-for-4 with a run scored.

Indianapolis lost their second game 7-4.  Hayden Penn had a rough start, allowing seven runs on ten hits in five innings of work, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Justin Thomas and Jean Machi each pitched a perfect inning in relief.  Erik Kratz went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs.  Kevin Melillo went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.  Brandon Moss went 2-for-3.  Jose Tabata went 2-for-4 with a double.  Neil Walker didn’t play the second game.  Perhaps a prelude to being called up?

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona beat Erie 6-2.  Bryan Morris made his AA debut, and had an excellent outing, going 5.1 innings and allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts.  The one run came on a solo homer to center field.  Tony Watson pitched 2.2 shutout innings, allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out five.  Ronald Uviedo pitched an inning in relief, allowing one run on one hit, a solo homer, and striking out three.

Jordy Mercer went 2-for-4 with a run scored.  Matt Hague went 1-for-2 with two walks, two runs, and an RBI.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-5 with a double.  Jim Negrych went 1-for-5 with a triple.  Alex Presley went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton won 7-5 against Clearwater.  Jeff Locke pitched five innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Tyler Cox pitched two perfect innings, striking out four.  Mike Colla ran in to some trouble, allowing three runs in 1.1 innings.  Noah Krol got the save, getting the final two outs, with one strikeout.

Jeremy Farrell went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer, plus three RBIs.  Quincy Latimore went 3-for-5 with two doubles.  Brock Holt went 1-for-5 with a stolen base.  Robbie Grossman went 0-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base.  Calvin Anderson went 2-for-4 and surprisingly had a stolen base.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia lost 8-1 to Lakewood.  Jason Erickson got hit for four runs, three earned, on eight hits in three innings of work.  Ryan Kelly pitched three innings, also allowing four runs, three earned.  Zach Foster pitched two shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out two.

Elevys Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a walk.  Aaron Baker went 1-for-3 with the only West Virginia RBI.  Jose Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a run.  Evan Chambers went 0-for-2 with two walks.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates lost 7-3 to the VSL Tigers.  Luis Cardona went 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored.  Carlos E

squeda went 1-for-2 with a run scored.  Francisco Aponte went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run.  Those were the only three players to record hits.  Ashley Ponce and Jose Roman each had two walks.

Luis Ortiz got the start, allowing three runs on six hits in 2.1 innings, with no walks and three strikeouts. Roberto Espinoza pitched 2.2 innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits, with three walks and a strikeout.  Richard Montilla allowed three runs on four hits in 1.2 innings.  Raul Ruiz pitched 1.1 perfect innings, with two strikeouts.

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