Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/1/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis finished their suspended game from yesterday, losing 4-3 to Gwinnett.  Daniel McCutchen pitched three innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with four walks and no strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett allowed one run in 3.1 innings, with two hits, one walk, and four strikeouts.  Justin Thomas added 0.2 perfect innings, with a strikeout, and Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning.

Brandon Moss went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, his fifth of the year.  Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and an RBI.  Argenis Diaz went 2-for-4.  Erik Kratz went 1-for-4 with an RBI.

In their game today, Indianapolis won 6-0 against Gwinnett.  Hayden Penn pitched three shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out three.  Vinnie Chulk got the win, with two shutout innings, and just one hit allowed.  Corey Hamman pitched two shutout innings, with two hits and a walk allowed.

Jose Tabata went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.  Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run.  Luke Carlin went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Brian Friday went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and three RBIs.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona beat New Britain 4-1.  Jared Hughes pitched seven innings, allowing five hits, one walk, and striking out six.  Jeff Sues pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout.  Daniel Moskos pitched a perfect inning, striking out the side to get his 12th save of the season.

Chase d’Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and an RBI.  Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI.  Matt Hague went 2-for-3 with two walks and a run.  Josh Harrison went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and an RBI.  An interesting positional note: Harrison played third base tonight, while Jordy Mercer played second base.  This was Mercer’s first game at second base in his professional career with the Pirates.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton lost 8-3 to Lakeland.  Jeff Locke had a rough start, allowing six runs on eight hits in 2.2 innings, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Casey Erickson pitched 3.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Tyler Cox allowed one run on one hit in two innings, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Noah Krol pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.

Quincy Latimore went 2-for-5 with a solo homer.  Brock Holt went 2-for-4 with a walk.  Robbie Grossman went 2-for-5.  Eric Fryer went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run.  Calvin Anderson went 1-for-4 with an RBI.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia beat Lexington 7-3.  Phillip Irwin pitched 3.2 innings, allowing one run on four hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Maurice Bankston pitched three innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Marc Baca pitched 1.1 shutout innings.  Gabriel Alvarado pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Jarek Cunningham went 2-for-5 with a triple, a homer, and two RBIs.  Aaron Baker went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, and an RBI.  Elevys Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.  David Rubinstein went 2-for-4 with two steals, two runs, and an RBI.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates were off today.
DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates lost to the DSL Red Sox 9-3. Porfirio Lopez pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out two.  Miguel Ferreras pitched 0.2 innings, allowing an unearned run and three walks.  Yoan Gonzalez pitched 3.1 shutout innings, with no hits, two walks, and two strikeouts.  The bullpen fell apart, with Jimy Hernandez allowing three runs, two earned, in 0.1 innings, followed by Aneudy Merejo allowing five runs in 1.2 innings.

Willy Garcia went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and two RBIs.  Luis Urena went 1-for-4 with an RBI.  Jhoanel Jimenez went 2-for-4 with a double.  Alen Hanson went 1-for-3 with two runs and a walk.  Jodaneli Carvajal went 1-for-4.

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