Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/15/10


Indianapolis lost 4-1 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Daniel McCutchen pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Brian Bass allowed a run on three hits, getting just one out.  Justin Thomas got the final two outs in the eighth inning, stranding two runners.

Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run in his final game with Indianapolis.  Alvarez was called up to the Majors after the game.  Luke Carlin went 2-for-3 with an RBI.  Jeff Clement went 1-for-4.  Kevin Melillo went 1-for-3 with a walk.

Altoona lost 9-1 to Trenton.  Tim Alderson allowed five runs on five hits in four innings, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Jimmy Barthmaier allowed two runs, one earned, getting just two outs in a rehab appearance.  Jeff Sues pitched 1.2 innings, allowing two runs.  Dustin Molleken pitched 1.2 shutout innings.

Chase d’Arnaud went 2-for-4.  Miles Durham went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.  Shelby Ford went 1-for-3 with a double.  Hector Gimenez went 1-for-3 with a run.

Bradenton beat St. Lucie 13-1.  Brian Leach had a great start, pitching seven shutout innings, allowing four hits, no walks, and striking out eight.  Ramon Aguero allowed one run on three hits in an inning of work.  Noah Krol pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.

Calvin Anderson went 1-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs.  Greg Picart went 3-for-5 with a triple and four RBIs.  Robbie Grossman went 1-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs.  Austin McClune went 1-for-3 with three runs and two walks.  Quincy Latimore went 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

West Virginia lost 7-5 to Hickory in a game that was called after five and a half innings.  Jhonatan Ramos pitched three innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, with no walks and a strikeout.  Maurice Bankston pitched two innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.

Ramon Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Jose Hernandez went 3-for-3 with two RBIs.  David Rubinstein went 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.  Jarek Cunningham went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

The VSL Pirates were off.
The DSL Pirates were off.
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