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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/29/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost to Columbus 7-3.  Charlie Morton went 3.1 innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson went two innings, allowing a run on two hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out two.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out two.

Erik Kratz went 3-for-3 with a double, a homer, and a walk.  Brandon Moss went 1-for-3 with a walk.  Jeff Clement, Akinori Iwamura, and Argenis Diaz each went 1-for-4.  Brian Myrow went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run, and an RBI.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona lost to Binghamton 9-5.  Jared Hughes got the start, allowing nine runs, three earned, on eight hits in four innings, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Michael Dubee pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout.  Ramon Aguero pitched a shutout inning, with one hit and two strikeouts.  Dustin Molleken added a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Chase d’Arnaud went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs.  Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a triple, and a stolen base.  Brandon Jones went 2-for-3 with a walk and a double.  Jordy Mercer went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton beat Fort Myers 11-1.  Aaron Pribanic pitched six innings, allowing one run on seven hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Mike Colla pitched three shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk, and striking out four.

Eric Fryer went 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs, plus a stolen base.  Robbie Grossman went 2-for-4 with a double, two walks, and two runs scored.  Calvin Anderson went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.  Austin McClune went 1-for-3 with three walks and two runs scored.  Greg Picart went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia lost 4-3 to Delmarva.  Kyle McPherson pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs, two earned on six hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Gabriel Alvarado pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing just one hit.  Mike Williams pitched two innings, allowing an unearned run, one hit, and striking out three.

Jesus Brito went 1-for-2 with a walk, and a solo homer.  Aaron Baker went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Jarek Cunningham went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.  Evan Chambers went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.  David Rubinstein went 0-for-2 with a walk, a run, and two steals.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
The State College Spikes beat Jamestown 11-7.  Zack Dodson pitched three innings, allowing two runs on two hits, with four walks and four strikeouts.  Mitchell Fienemann went 3.2 innings, allowing five runs, four
earned, on five hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Justin Ennis pitched 2.1 shutout innings, allowing just two hits.

Chase Lyles went 2-for-3 with a homer, two walks, two RBIs, and three runs scored.  Gift Ngoepe went 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs, two walks, two RBIs, and a stolen base.  Adalberto Santos went 2-for-2 with three walks, three runs, and a double.  Kelson Brown went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates lost 6-0 to the GCL Tigers.  Bryce Weidman, taken in the 14th round of this year’s draft, made his debut, allowing one run on one hit in two innings, with a walk and no strikeouts.  Joely Rodriguez pitched 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Yeyber Sanchez allowed two runs on four hits in 1.2 innings.  Dinesh Patel pitched 0.2 innings, with one strikeout.

Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4.  Eric Avila went 1-for-4.  Joey Schoenfeld went 1-for-3 with a walk in his 2010 debut.  Those were the only players to get a hit.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates were off today.
DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Royals 7-3.  Ricky Perez pitched four innings, allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and a strikeout.  Jonathan Herrand allowed one run on one hit in two innings, with four walks and a strikeout.  Yoan Gonzalez pitched three innings, allowing one unearned run, no hits, no walks, and striking out three.  That’s a strange stat line, but it was a result of an error, a hit batter, a wild pitch, another hit batter, and a sacrifice fly to score the runner who originally reached on an error.

Leandro Mejia went 2-for-2 with a homer and two RBIs.  Raul Fortunato went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and two stolen bases.  Willy Garcia went 1-for-3 with a double, a stolen base, and two runs scored.  Jesus Vasquez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Jodaneli Carvajal went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.

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