Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/23/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost 7-6 to Durham.  Brian Burres got the start, allowing four runs on five hits in 5.2 innings, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Brian Bass got the loss, allowing three runs on one hit, with two walks, getting just one out.  Wilfredo Ledezma allowed all three of those runs to score, getting the final two outs in the inning, but allowing a walk and a hit.  Anthony Claggett and Jean Machi each pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Brandon Moss went 2-for-3 with a homer, two walks, and two RBIs.  Kevin Melillo went 3-for-6 with a double and an RBI.  Jeff Clement went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Steve Pearce made the start at third base, going 1-for-3 with a run, a walk, and an RBI.  Jim Negrych went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona beat Portland 8-1.  Bryan Morris went 6.2 innings, allowing one run on six hits, with three walks and four strikeouts.  Jeff Sues pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing two hits and one walk.  Diego Moreno made his return, pitching a shutout inning with a walk and three strikeouts.

Hector Gimenez went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored.  Miles Durham went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs.  Alex Presley went 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.  Matt Hague went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and two RBIs.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton lost 3-2 to St. Lucie in 11 innings.  Jeff Locke had a good start, going 5.2 innings and allowing two runs on eight hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Tom Boleska pitched 1.1 perfect innings, with one strikeout.  Tyler Cox pitched three shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out two.  Mike Colla allowed one run on two hits in an inning of work, with a walk and a strikeout.

Eric Fryer was the Bradenton offense today, going 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs.  Calvin Anderson went 1-for-4 with a walk and three strikeouts.  Milver Reyes went 1-for-2.  Jose de los Santos went 1-for-5 in his first start back in high-A, after being demoted from AA.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia was off for the South Atlantic League All-Star break.
STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
State College lost 12-3 to Batavia, thanks to seven errors by the Spikes’ defense.  Zach Von Rosenberg got the start, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits in four innings, with no walks and one strikeout.  Mitchell Fienemann went two innings, allowing five runs, one earned, on five hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Jarryd Sullivan allowed four runs, two earned, on three hits in 1.1 innings.  Teddy Fallon pitched 1.2 shutout innings, with two walks allowed.

Chase Lyles went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.  Adalberto Santos went 1-for-4 with a run scored.  Justin Bencsko went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI.  

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GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates beat the GCL Phillies 5-1.  Colton Cain made his professional debut, going four shutout innings, allowing just one hit, no walks, and striking out two.  Trent Stevenson followed that up with a strong outing.  Stevenson allowed a solo homer to the first batter he faced, then pitched five shutout innings, allowing just one batter to reach via error, and striking out three in the process.

Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Exicardo Cayonez went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI.  Jorge Bishop went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run.  Junior Sosa went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run.  Luis Solano went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Reds 3-1.  Francisco Vilchez pitched six innings, allowing one run on three hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Jesus Barraza added two perfect innings in relief.  Barraza has now pitched 11.1 shutout innings in five appearances, with seven hits, no walks, and three strikeouts.  Raul Ruiz added a perfect inning to close out the game.

Jose Ortiz went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Kelly Aponte went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Ulises Montilla went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Francisco Aponte went 1-for-3 with a walk, a steal, and a run.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates were postponed today.
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