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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/27/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis beat Toledo 15-3, led by a huge outburst from the offense.  Alex Presley led the way, going 5-for-6 and hitting for the cycle, with his first home run at the AAA level included.  Presley accomplished the cycle by the 5th inning.  Brandon Moss went 2-for-6 with a homer and five RBIs.  Steve Pearce, Jeff Clement, and Brian Myrow also homered for the Indians offense.  Doug Bernier went 4-for-5 with a double and three runs scored.

Hayden Penn made the start, allowing three runs on six hits in six innings, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Penn allowed the three runs in the first inning, then cruised from that point forward.  Corey Hamman pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Brian Bass pitched two shutout innings, allowing three hits.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona beat Bowie 12-3.  Rudy Owens got the start, pitching five innings and allowing three runs, one earned, on four hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Derek Hankins pitched four shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out three.

Jordy Mercer went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, and four RBIs.  Matt Hague went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs.  Josh Harrison went 4-for-5 with four doubles and three runs scored.  Harrison now has 21 doubles on the season, which is tied for third in the Eastern League.  Chase d’Arnaud, who went 1-for-5 with a double a stolen base, and two runs scored, is tied for the lead in doubles in the Eastern League with 23.  Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-5 with two runs, two RBIs, and a stolen base.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton beat Fort Myers 7-6.  Chris Jakubauskas made a rehab start, pitching 4.1 innings, and allowing three runs on seven hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Tom Boleska came in for Jakubauskas in the fifth, and allowed both inherited runners to score before getting out of the inning.  Nathan Adcock, the scheduled starter for today, came in for the sixth inning, and pitched three innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Noah Krol allowed a run on two hits in an inning of work.

Calvin Anderson went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI.  Eric Fryer went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Robbie Grossman went 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.  Austin McClune went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia beat Greensboro 6-5.  Phillip Irwin pitched six innings, allowing four runs on four hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Irwin allowed most of his damage with two homers.  Marc Baca pitched two perfect innings, with one strikeout.  Duke Welker allowed one run in an inning of work, thanks to three walks allowed.

Rogelios Noris went 2-for-4 with a grand slam.  Aaron Baker went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs. Elevys Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a run scored.  David Rubinstein went 1-for-4 with a run scored.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
State College beat Batavia 4-2.  Tyler Waldron pitched four innings, allowing one run on three hits, with three
walks and three strikeouts.  Zac Fuesser pitched the next three innings, allowing a run on three hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Jhonatan Ramos pitched three perfect innings with three strikeouts to close it out and get the win in 10 innings.

Kelson Brown went 2-for-4 with a run, a stolen base, and an RBI.  Gift Ngoepe went 1-for-3 with a double and two walks.  Matt Skirving went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Adalberto Santos went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs, and a stolen base.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates were off today.
VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates lost 8-1 to the VSL Cardinals.  Luis Ortiz allowed five runs on three hits in four innings of work.  Rafael Rodriguez allowed a run on two hits in one inning.  Roberto Espinoza allowed two runs on three hits in an inning of work.  Oderman Rocha pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out two.  Oscar Calderin pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out three.

Ulises Montilla went 2-for-4.  Luis Cardona went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.  Francisco APonte went 0-for-1 with a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI.  Kelly Aponte went 1-for-3 with a stolen base.  Luis Sucre went 1-for-4 with a double.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Mets 8-6.  Christopher De Leon pitched four innings, allowing one run on one hit, with three walks and a strikeout.  Miguel Ferreras allowed one run on one hit in two innings, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Jona Corporan pitched two innings, allowing one run, no hits, three walks, and striking out five.  Luis Valdez allowed three runs, one earned, on two hits in an inning of work.

Samuel Gonzalez went 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, and two RBIs.  Diego Goris went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs, and an RBI.  Alen Hanson went 1-for-4 with a run and two RBIs.  Robertson Valdez went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run.

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