Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/22/10


Indianapolis beat Durham 9-1.  Hayden Penn had a good start, going six innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits, with three walks and nine strikeouts.  Penn has looked good in his last three starts, combining for 18 innings, two unearned runs, ten hits allowed, seven walks and 18 strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.  Steven Jackson pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.

Erik Kratz went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs.  Jeff Clement went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs.  Doug Bernier went 2-for-5 with a solo homer.  Jonathan Van Every went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs.  Brian Myrow and Jim Negrych each went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Altoona beat Portland 2-1.  Rudy Owens went seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, with no walks and five strikeouts.  Dustin Molleken pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out one.  Daniel Moskos got the save with a perfect inning, striking out two.

Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, his first of the season.  Gorkys Hernandez, who was selected to the MLB Futures Game, went 1-for-4 with a double.  Matt Hague went 2-for-3.  Jordy Mercer went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Bradenton split a double header with St. Lucie.  Bradenton won the first game 5-2.  Nathan Adcock pitched 5.1 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits, with two walks and a strikeout.  Ramon Aguero pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out two.

Robbie Grossman went 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored.  Quincy Latimore went 1-for-3 with a double and a run.  Calvin Anderson went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a walk.  The big news was that Tony Sanchez was hit in the face with a pitch in his first at-bat.  Sanchez broke his jaw in two places, and will require surgery.

Bradenton lost game two by a score of 3-2.  Casey Erickson pitched three shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out one.  Melkin Laureano pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit, with one strikeout.  Matt McSwain made his return, going two innings, allowing one run on one hit.  Noah Krol allowed two runs in an inning of work to get the loss.

Quincy Latimore went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Robbie Grossman went 1-for-3 with a double and a run.  Austin McClune went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and an RBI.  He stole a base in both games.

West Virginia was off for the South Atlantic League All-Star game.  Ramon Cabrera, Aaron Baker, and David Rubinstein represented West Virginia in the event.  Cabrera walked in his only plate appearance.  Baker went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.  Rubinstein went 2-for-2 with a double.  Nathan Baker was also named to the team, but he didn’t make an appearance in the game.
State College beat Batavia 5-4.  Tyler Waldron made his debut, pitching three innings, and allowing two runs on four hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Justin Ennis pitched three innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with no walks and one strikeout.  Eliecer Navarro pitched three shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out two.

Kelson Brown went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.  Chase Lyles went 2-for-3 with two runs, a stolen base, and an RBI.  Matt Skirving went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.  Justin Bencsko went 1-for-2 with two runs and two walks.  Cole White went 0-for-3 in his return to baseball.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates lost 11-4 to the GCL Yankees.  Chris Jakubauskas made a rehab appearance, allowing four runs on six hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Joan Montero pitched 1.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits, with five walks and no strikeouts.  Dovydas Neverauskas made his debut, allowing two runs on two hits in 2.1 innings of work.  Barrett Phillips, an undrafted free agent who signed last September, made his debut, allowing four runs, one earned, on four hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Rinku Singh pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out one.

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double and a run.  Elias Diaz went 1-for-3 with a double and a run.  Exicardo Cayonez went 1-for-3 with a run, a stolen base, and an RBI.  Eric Avila went 1-for-2 with two walks.

The VSL Pirates were off today.
The DSL Pirates were postponed.
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