Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/14/10


Indianapolis lost 8-6 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Michael Crotta struggled in his start, allowing seven runs on 11 hits in 3.1 innings.  Corey Hamman pitched 2.1 innings, allowing a run on four hits.  Vinnie Chulk pitched 1.1 shutout innings, with a hit and four strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, with a hit and two strikeouts.

Jim Negrych had a huge day, going 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, three runs, and two RBIs, plus a stolen base.  Jeff Clement went 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs.  Kevin Melillo went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.  Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout.

Altoona was off today.
Bradenton lost 6-5 to St. Lucie.  Aaron Pribanic pitched 4.2 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Mike Colla pitched 2.1 innings, allowing one run on four hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Tyler Cox pitched a perfect inning, striking out all three batters he faced.  In case you missed it, I posted an interview with Cox over the weekend.

Calvin Anderson went 3-for-5 with two runs scored.  Quincy Latimore went 2-for-3 with two runs and two walks.  Greg Picart went 1-for-5 with a stolen base.  Austin McClune went 0-for-2 with a run and a stolen base, stealing home on the back end of a double steal with Picart.

West Virginia lost 10-2 to Hickory.  Brandon Holden allowed seven runs on four hits in 2.2 innings.  Mike Williams added to the damage, with three runs allowed on six hits in 2.1 innings.  Zach Foster pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, two walks, and striking out two.  Gabriel Alvarado pitched a shutout inning with a walk and a hit, plus two strikeouts.

Jose Hernandez went 1-for-2 with a homer.  Jesus Brito went 2-for-4 with an RBI.  Pat Irvine went 2-for-4.  Jarek Cunningham went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.  Rogelios Noris went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Mariners 7-3.  Orlando Castro pitched two shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out two.  Luis Ortiz added three perfect innings and got credit for the win.  Luis Campos allowed two runs on four hits in two innings of work.  Roberto Espinoza pitched a perfect inning.  Oderman Rocha allowed a run on a hit and two walks, and didn’t record an out.  Raul Ruiz closed the game out with a perfect inning.

Jose Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and three RBIs.  Jose Ortiz went 3-for-5 with a double, a run, and two RBIs.  Francisco Aponte went 2-for-5.  Ashley Ponce went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.  Jordan Galvez went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, and an RBI.

The DSL Pirates lost 11-1 to the DSL Rays.  Christopher De Leon pitched three innings, allowing two unearned runs on two hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Jona Corporan pitched three shutout innings, allowing one hit, two walks and striking out two.  Yerfi Taveras pitched 1.1 innings, allowing seven runs, five earned, on five hits.  Darling Aldwey pitched 1.2 innings, allowing two unearned runs.

Ramses Pena went 1-for-2 with two walks.  Samuel Gonzalez went 0-for-2 with two walks.  Leandro Mejia went 1-

for-3 with a run scored.  Jhoanel Jimenez went 1-for-3 with an RBI.  Jodaneli Carvajal went 1-for-3 with a walk.

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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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