Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/8/10
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)
Indianapolis lost 4-3 to Buffalo. Michael Crotta
made his second start at the AAA level, allowing four runs on eight hits in eight innings of work, with a walk and two strikeouts. Crotta allowed all four runs in the first four innings, then retired the next 12 batters in innings 5-8, getting ten ground ball outs. Crotta had a very impressive 17:2 GO/AO ratio tonight. Vinnie Chulk
pitched a perfect inning in relief, with a strikeout.
Jose Tabata went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases, his 15th and 16th of the season. Neil Walker went 1-for-5 with a double and a run. Brian Myrow went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout. Luke Carlin continued his hot hitting, going 1-for-1 with two walks.
Altoona beat Erie 9-7. Tim Alderson
made the start, allowing four runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings. Alderson walked two and struck out six. He was cruising through four innings, before allowing three runs in the fifth and going over his pitch count. Dustin Molleken
came on to pitch 2.1 innings, allowing one run on two hits, with no walks and three strikeouts to get the win. Daniel Moskos
got his seventh save of the season, pitching 1.1 perfect innings, with a strikeout.
Gorkys Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs, plus his fifth stolen base of the season. Josh Harrison led the offense, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Alex Presley went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Jim Negrych went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.
Bradenton beat Charlotte 7-5. Nathan Adcock
had his worst start of the season, allowing five runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings of work. Adcock walked just one and struck out four, and got credit for the win. Diego Moreno
pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts. Noah Krol
picked up his seventh save of the season with a perfect inning in the ninth.
Jeremy Farrell had a big night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and a home run, his fourth of the season. Eric Fryer went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs. Austin McClune went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI. Brock Holt went 2-for-4 with a double and a run.
West Virginia beat Kannapolis 3-2. Gabriel Alvarado pitched 4.2 innings, allowing two runs, both unearned, on five hits, with two walks and three strikeouts. Jason Erickson got the win, pitching 1.1 shutout innings, allowing just one walk. Duke Welker pitched two shutout innings, allowing two walks and striking out three. Zach Foster pitched a shutout inning for the save, allowing one hit and striking out two.
Rogelios Noris homered for the third game in a row, going 1-for-4 on the night. Jose Hernandez went 3-for-4 with three doubles. Wes Freeman went 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs. Aaron Baker went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.