Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/2/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost 2-1 to Gwinnett.  Jeremy Powell got the start, going seven innings, allowing two runs on two hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit, and striking out one.

Erik Kratz went 2-for-4 with two doubles.  Brandon Jones went 1-for-3 with a triple.  Jose Tabata went 0-for-3 with a walk and his 21st stolen base of the season.  Brian Myrow went 1-for-4 with a double and the only RBI of the game.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona beat New Britain 10-5.  Justin Wilson pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with five walks and six strikeouts.  Wilson got the win, and escaped without a lot of damage, but the outing was easily the worst for Wilson in his last seven starts.  Wilson pitched 2.2 innings, allowing six walks on April 23rd.  Since then he’s allowed just 12 walks in 32.2 innings leading up to tonight.  Dustin Molleken allowed two runs in 2.1 innings.  Michael Dubee pitched a shutout inning, allowing just one hit.

Hector Gimenez went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two homers, plus five RBIs.  Matt Hague went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs.  Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with two doubles, and two RBIs.  Jordy Mercer went 2-for-5 with two runs.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run, and his 11th stolen base of the season.  Gorkys Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a run and an RBI, and his 10th stolen base of the season.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton beat Lakeland 8-7.  Aaron Pribanic went 4.1 innings, allowing six runs on six hits, with three walks and two strikeouts.  Melkin Laureano pitched 2.2 shutout innings, with one hit and four strikeouts.  Tom Boleska got the win, allowing one run in one inning of work.  Noah Krol pitched a shutout inning for the save.

Brock Holt had a huge day at the plate, going 5-for-5 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs.  Quincy Latimore went 1-for-5 with three RBIs.  Tony Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  James Skelton went 2-for-3 with three runs.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia lost 6-3 to Lexington.  Brandon Holden pitched four innings, allowing five runs on eight hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Jhonatan Ramos added three shutout innings, with four hits, no walks, and four strikeouts.  Ramos has made two appearances in West Virginia now, with one unearned run on six hits, no walks, and six strikeouts in five innings.  Zach Foster allowed one run in an inning of work.

Aaron Baker went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Jarek Cunningham went 2-for-4.  Evan Chambers went 1-for-4 with a run.  Kyle Morgan went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Jose Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Reds 5-3.  Luis Ortiz pitched three innings, allowing one run on four hits, with two walks and a strikeout.  Jose Marrujo allowed two runs in three innings of work.  Jovany Lopez pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and stri

king out two.  Raul Ruiz got the save with a shutout ninth inning.

Carlos Esqueda went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run, and an RBI.  Luis Cardona went 1-for-3 with a run, a stolen base, and an RBI.  David Pino went 0-for-3 with a stolen base and a run.  Jose Roman went 1-for-4 with a run, but struck out three times.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates won 5-3 against the DSL Royals.  Arquimedes Lorenzo went three innings, allowing one run on two hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Angel Sanchez pitched three innings, allowing one unearned run, no hits, and walking four.  Cristopher Richardson allowed one run in two innings, on three hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Yerfi Taveras pitched a shutout inning for the save.

Jodaneli Carvajal went 2-for-5 with a run.  Samuel Gonzalez went 2-for-4.  Willy Garcia went 1-for-3 with an RBI.  Diego Goris had a pinch hit, two RBI single, and scored a run.

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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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