Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/23/10


Indianapolis lost to Gwinnett 6-3.  Donald Veal had a rough outing, allowing three runs on four hits in five innings of work, with four walks and six strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and one walk.  Wilfredo Ledezma picked up the loss, allowing three runs on three hits in 1.2 innings of work.  Two of the runs scored with Jean Machi on the mound.

Erik Kratz, playing first base today, went 2-for-4 with a homer, his fifth of the season.  Doug Bernier went 0-for-2 with two walks and an RBI, playing third base today with Pedro Alvarez getting a day off. Jose Tabata went 0-for-4 with a run scored.  Brian Friday went 2-for-2 with a walk, a run, and an RBI.

Altoona beat Erie 2-1.  Justin Wilson led the way, pitching six innings and allowing one unearned run on two hits, with three walks and ten strikeouts.  Wilson has a 1.63 ERA in the month of May, spanning five starts and 27.2 innings, with a 31:11 K/BB ratio.  Dustin Molleken had a nice relief outing, with two shutout innings, one hit, no walks, and four strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos picked up his tenth save of the season, pitching a shutout inning with no hits, one walk, and one strikeout.

Altoona’s offense came from Shelby Ford, who went 1-for-3 with a two run homer.  Hector Gimenez went 1-for-2 with a run and two walks.  Jim Negrych and Miles Durham each went 1-for-4, getting the only other Altoona hits.

Bradenton beat Clearwater 2-0.  Nathan Adcock continued his strong season, pitching six shutout innings, with just one hit allowed, two walks, and eight strikeouts.  Adcock now has a 54:9 K/BB ratio in 50.1 innings this year, with a 2.50 ERA.  Mike Colla pitched 2.1 shutout innings, allowing a hit and a walk, with two strikeouts.  Tyler Cox pitched 0.2 innings to close out the game.

Calvin Anderson went 1-for-3 with a solo homer.  It was the second homer for Anderson in as many days.  Tony Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double and the other RBI in the game.  Quincy Latimore went 1-for-4 with a run.  James Skelton went 1-for-3 with a double.

West Virginia lost to Lakewood 3-0.  Brandon Holden pitched five innings, allowing one run on six hits, with two walks and four strikeouts, but got the loss due to the lack of offense.  Gabriel Alvarado pitched three innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.

David Rubinstein went 1-for-4.  Ramon Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a triple.  Jesus Brito went 1-for-3.  Those were the only West Virginia players who recorded hits.  Aaron Baker and Benjamin Gonzalez each drew a walk.

The VSL Pirates were postponed for the second day in a row.
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