Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/5/10
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)
Pedro Alvarez led the offense, going 3-for-3 with a double, three runs, and an RBI. Brandon Jones went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and four RBIs. Jonathan Van Every went 2-for-4. Erik Kratz went 1-for-3 with a double, a run, and an RBI.
Matt Hague went 2-for-3 with a double and a run for Altoona. Alex Presley went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Chase d’Arnaud went 0-for-4 with a walk and an RBI, but struck out three times. Gorkys Hernandez followed up his first homer of the year by going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. Altoona was facing Toronto’s top pitching prospect Kyle Drabek, who allowed three runs on three hits in five innings, with five walks and eight strikeouts. All things considered, not bad of an outing against a top 100 prospect, although most of the production came from Hague and Presley.
Eric Fryer went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI. Robbie Grossman went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and two RBIs, but struck out three times. Erik Huber went 1-for-4 with a double and a run. Brock Holt walked in his only plate appearance, then left the game, replaced by Fryer. Adenson Chourio also left the game early. Both players were replaced after a single to shortstop in the first.
Jarek Cunningham and Evan Chambers led the offense. Chambers went 1-for-4 with a homer, two runs, and three RBIs. Cunningham went 2-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs. Ramon Cabrera went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Jesus Brito went 1-for-4 with a triple, two runs, and two RBIs. Benjamin Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with two runs and a stolen base.
Carlos Esqueda went 1-for-3 with a double. Jose Roman went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Luis Cardona went 1-for-3 with a walk. Carlos Marquez went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. Manuel Moreno went 0-for-2 with two walks in his debut for the Pirates.
Diego Goris went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, and two RBIs. Jesus Vasquez went 3-for-5 with two double, an RBI, and two runs, plus a stolen base. Alen Hanson went 1-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Samuel Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Yeffrey Jaquez went 1-for-3 with an RBI.