Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/31/10


The Indianapolis Indians had a game suspended again today after three and a half innings.  Gwinnett was leading 3-1 at the time the game was suspended.  Daniel McCutchen pitched three innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with two homers, four walks, and no strikeouts.    Argenis Diaz went 2-for-2.  Brandon Moss went 1-for-1 with a solo homer.  Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-1 with a walk.
Altoona lost 3-2 to Reading.  Bryan Morris pitched four innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on eight hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Derek Hankins pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits, with no walks and a strikeout.  Jack Taschner pitched a perfect inning in a rehab appearance, with a strikeout.  Michael Dubee pitched a shutout inning, with one hit, no walks, and a strikeout.

Matt Hague went 1-for-4 with a homer, his third of the year.  Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Jordy Mercer went 1-for-4 with a double.  Gorkys Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a stolen base.

Bradenton was off today.
West Virginia beat Hickory 8-1 on a game that was completed after five innings.  Jason Erickson pitched all five innings for the Power, with one run on four hits, no walks, and five strikeouts.  Rogelios Noris led the offense, going 2-for-3 with two homers, giving him eight on the season.  Evan Chambers went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.  Aaron Baker went 2-for-3 with a run.  Ramon Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.  David Rubinstein went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Mariners 4-3.  Francisco Vilchez got the start, pitching three shutout innings, with two hits, two walks, and one strikeout.  Oderman Rocha allowed two runs on two hits in two innings, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Ericdavis Marquez pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit.  Remberto Romo added 1.2 shutout innings, with a walk, a hit, and a strikeout to get the win.  Raul Ruiz got the save, allowing one run in one inning.

Luis Cardona went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI.  David Pino went 0-for-4 with a walk, two stolen bases, and two runs scored.  Francisco Aponte went 1-for-5 with an RBI.  Jose Roman went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and an RBI.  Jordan Galvez went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run.

The DSL Pirates were postponed today.
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