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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/25/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis beat Gwinnett 4-2.  Daniel McCutchen pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched 1.1 innings, allowing no runs and two hits.  Jean Machi got the last two outs to get the save.

Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and two runs scored.  Brandon Moss went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Jose Tabata went 1-for-4 with an RBI.  Brian Friday went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and a run.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona beat Akron 5-3.  Rudy Owens pitched seven innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Ronald Uviedo pitched one inning, allowing one run on one hit, with two walks and no strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos picked up his 11th save, pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Hector Gimenez went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs.  Chase d’Arnaud went 3-for-4 with a double and a run.  Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with a run.  Matt Hague went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Miles Durham went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton beat Fort Meyers 6-2.  Casey Erickson made the start, pitching four innings, and allowing two runs on four hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Hunter Strickland pitched 4.2 shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk, and striking out three to get the win.  Strickland struggled in West Virginia this year, but has gone 7.2 innings in Bradenton, with no runs, four hits, one walk, and five strikeouts.  Noah Krol got the last out to get the save.

Jeremy Farrell went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs, a stolen base, and two RBIs.  Brock Holt went 4-for-5 with a double and a run.  Robbie Grossman went 3-for-4.  Quincy Latimore went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI.  Tony Sanchez went 2-for-3 with two runs.  Calvin Anderson went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Erik Huber went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia beat Lexington 5-0 on a one hitter by the pitching staff.  Kyle McPherson pitched seven no-hit innings, allowing one walk and striking out nine.  Ryan Kelly pitched the final two innings, allowing the only hit, no walks, and striking out five.  The sole hit came with two outs in the eighth inning.  McPherson has been on fire in the month of May, with a 2.86 ERA and a 39:3 K/BB ratio in 28.1 innings.  The strikeout numbers have seen a big boost in the last two outings, as McPherson combined for 19 strikeouts in 12 innings.

Aaron Baker led the offense, going 2-for-2 with a double, a homer, two walks, and three RBIs.  David Rubinstein went 1-for-3 with a double, a stolen base, and a run.  Jesus Brito went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates were off today.

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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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