Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/27/10

No prospect watch tomorrow night, although there will be a regular post…


Indianapolis won 9-7 against Charlotte.  Hayden Penn got hammered, allowing six runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings, with six walks and three strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched 1.1 perfect innings, and got credit for the win.  Vinnie Chulk pitched two more perfect innings, with five strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out two.  Jean Machi closed it out, allowing one run on two hits, with no walks and two strikeouts in the ninth.

Pedro Alvarez had a big night at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a double, two runs, and an RBI.  Kevin Melillo went 2-for-4 with a triple and a homer, two runs, and two RBIs.  Argenis Diaz went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.  Brandon Moss went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Brandon Jones went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Altoona lost to Akron 5-2.  Jared Hughes pitched 3.2 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits, with one walk and one strikeout.  Derek Hankins pitched 4.1 innings, allowing no runs on three hits, with two walks and three strikeouts to finish off the game.

Kris Watts went 1-for-3 with a double and a run.  Miles Durham went 1-for-3 with a run scored.  Jose De Los Santos went 1-for-3.  Gorkys Hernandez went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts.  Chase d’Arnaud went 0-for-4 with an RBI.  The highlight for Altoona was a 6-3 triple play, where d’Arnaud caught a liner, stepped on second for the second out, and threw to first for the third out.

Bradenton lost 5-2 to Tampa.  Aaron Pribanic pitched five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Jimmy Barthmaier made a rehab appearance, pitching two innings, with one run on one hit, no walks and a strikeout.  Tom Boleska pitched two innings, allowing no runs, no hits, one walk, and striking out two.

Jeremy Farrell went 3-for-4 with a double, and an inside the park home run, which knocked in both Bradenton runs.  Tony Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a run scored.  Calvin Anderson went 2-for-4.  Quincy Latimore went 1-for-4 with a double.

West Virginia lost 5-3 to Lexington.  Maurice Bankston pitched four innings, allowing four runs on five hits, with two walks and a strikeout.  Mike Williams pitched two shutout innings, with no hits and two walks.  Ryan Kelly pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out three.  Duke Welker pitched an inning, allowing one run on three hits.

Kyle Morgan led the offense, going 2-for-3 with two runs, a triple, and a homer.  David Rubinstein went 1-for-4 with an RBI.  Evan Chambers went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and his tenth stolen base of the season.

The VSL Pirates lost 12-1 to the VSL Phillies.  Luis Ortiz got shelled in his outing, pitching 0.2 innings, and allowing four runs on four hits.  Jose Acosta pitched 2.1 shutout innings, allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out two.  Jose Marrujo pitched
three innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Richard Montilla pitched three innings, allowing six runs, four earned, on eight hits, with three walks and two strikeouts.

David Pino went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Jose Roman went 1-for-3.  Ashley Ponce went 2-for-3 with a run.  Kelly Aponte went 1-for-3.

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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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