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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/4/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis beat Columbus 5-0.  Michael Crotta pitched 5.1 shutout innings, allowing three hits, three walks, and striking out two.  Vinnie Chulk pitched 0.2 perfect innings with two strikeouts.  Justin Thomas added two perfect innings, striking out two.  Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out one.

Kevin Melillo went 2-for-4 with a homer, his third of the season.  Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.  Brian Myrow went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Jose Tabata went 1-for-5 with a run.  Brian Friday went 1-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona beat New Hampshire 6-1.  Rudy Owens pitched 6.1 innings, allowing one run on five hits, with three walks and four strikeouts.  Derek Hankins closed out the game, pitching 2.2 shutout innings, with one hit, one walk, and three strikeouts.

Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a homer, his first of the season.  Chase d’Arnaud went 2-for-5 with a double and a run.  Josh Harrison went 1-for-5 with a double.  Alex Presley went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run, and an RBI.  Shelby Ford went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton lost 3-0 to Lakeland.  Brian Leach pitched five innings, allowing three unearned runs on nine hits, with three walks and two strikeouts.  Tyler Cox pitched three shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out two.

Jeremy Farrell went 1-for-4.  Calvin Anderson went 1-for-3.  Greg Picart returned to the lineup to go 1-for-3.  Those were the only three hits for Bradenton tonight.  Quincy Latimore went 0-for-4 with a stolen base.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia beat Lexington 4-3.  Kyle McPherson pitched six innings, allowing one run on four hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Mike Williams pitched two shutout innings, allowing just one hit.  Duke Welker got roughed up, allowing two runs in 0.1 innings, with four walks.  Marc Baca picked up the save, getting the final two outs.

Jesus Brito went 1-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs.  Jarek Cunningham went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.  Aaron Baker went 0-for-3 with a run and three strikeouts.  Ramon Cabrera went 0-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates lost to the VSL Tigers 7-4.  Rafael Rodriguez allowed three runs on four hits in 2.1 innings, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Deivis Goatache allowed three runs on four hits in 3.2 innings, with a walk, a strikeout, and two homers allowed.  Ericdavis Marquez pitched two innings, allowing one run on four hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.

Carlos Esqueda went 2-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base.  Ashley Ponce went 1-for-5 with a run and two RBIs.  Jose Roman went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and an RBI.  Javier Avila went 1-for-4.Jose Ozuna went 0-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base.  Kelly Aponte had a disappointing night, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates lost to the DSL Yankees2 13-12.  Christopher De Leon pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out two.  Jona Corporan allowed three runs in just 0.2 innings.  Clario Perez allowed four runs, two earned, on seven hits in 2.1 innings.  Brayan Almonte allowed four runs in an inning of work.  Yerfi Taveras allowed two runs in two innings.

Jodaneli Carvajal went 3-for-6 with two runs and an RBI, plus a stolen base, his third of the season.  Diego Goris went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs, and a stolen base.  Samuel Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.  Raul Fortunato went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI, plus a stolen base.  Leandro Mejia went 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI, and three walks.

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Tim Williams

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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