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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/20/10

The GCL Pirates start their season tomorrow.  I’d do a preview post, but I have no clue what their roster is going to be.

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)
Indianapolis beat Buffalo 7-3 in 12 innings today.  Michael Crotta pitched five innings, allowing one run on eight hits, with no walks and one strikeout.  Anthony Claggett allowed two runs on three hits in 1.2 innings.  Corey Hamman pitched 1.1 perfect innings, with two strikeouts.  Brian Bass got the win, pitching three shutout innings, with a walk and a hit.  Steven Jackson pitched a shutout inning.

Steve Pearce went 2-for-3 with two runs, three walks, a stolen base, and an RBI.  Erik Kratz went 2-for-4 with a double, and a run.  Jeff Clement went 1-for-6 with a double, two RBIs, and four strikeouts.  Brandon Moss went 3-for-6 with a double, a run, and two RBIs.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona beat Richmond 6-2.  Tim Alderson pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on nine hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Derek Hankins pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing a hit and striking out one.  Daniel Moskos got the last out for his 16th save of the season.  Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington announced today that Moskos could be in AAA soon.

Gorkys Hernandez continued his hot hitting, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored.  Hernandez is hitting for a .318/.410/.500 line with two homers in 66 at-bats in the month of June.  Josh Harrison went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and two RBIs.  Hector Gimenez went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run.  Alex Presley went 1-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton was off today.
WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia lost 11-7 to Hagerstown.  Jhonatan Ramos pitched four innings, allowing six runs on ten hits, with no walks and one strikeout.  Mike Williams pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out four.  Duke Welker allowed four unearned runs in an inning of work.  Marc Baca allowed one run on four hits in two innings, with no walks and three strikeouts.

Aaron Baker went 2-for-4 with two runs, a homer, and two RBIs.  Rogelios Noris went 1-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs.  Jose Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs.  Benjamin Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a double and a run.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
State College lost 4-2 to Williamsport.  Brooks Pounders pitched four innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits, with no walks and a strikeout.  Zac Fuesser pitched three innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits, with two walks and a strikeout.  Jarryd Sullivan made his debut, allowing one run on one hit and two walks in an inning of work.

Kelson Brown went 3-for-4 with a run scored.  Gift Ngoepe went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.  Justin Bencsko went 1-for-3 with a double.  Mat

t Skirving went 1-for-4 with an RBI.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates lost a double header to the VSL Cardinals.  In the first game, the VSL Pirates lost 15-1.  The only two notable performances were Jose Ozuna going 2-for-2, and Ashley Ponce going 1-for-2 with a double and the only run of the game.

The Pirates lost the second game 4-3.  Ericdavis Marquez pitched four innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Francisco Aponte went 2-for-4.  Luis Cardona went 1-for-3 with a run and two RBIs.  Ashley Ponce went 1-for-4 with two steals and a run.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Royals 10-5.  Christopher De Leon pitched four innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits, with three walks and no strikeouts.  Angel Sanchez pitched three innings, allowing one run on four hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Jona Corporan pitched two shutout innings, allowing three walks and striking out two.

Jesus Vasquez went 3-for-5 with a double, a steal, three runs, and three RBIs.  Alen Hanson went 3-for-5 with two runs scored.  Diego Goris went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run, a steal, and three RBIs.  Jodaneli Carvajal went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs.

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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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