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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/6/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost to Columbus 5-1.  Hayden Penn pitched 6.1 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and two strikeouts.  Jean Machi allowed one run on two hits in an inning of work.

Jose Tabata went 1-for-2 with a run, two walks, and two stolen bases.  Tabata now has 23 steals on the season, which is a career best for him.  He stole 22 bases in 44 games in the GCL in 2005.  Luke Carlin went 1-for-4.  Brandon Jones went 1-for-3 with a walk.  Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona lost to New Hampshire 5-4.  Jared Hughes had a nice start, going six innings and allowing one run on five hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Tony Watson allowed two runs on two hits in 1.1 innings.  Jimmy Barthmaier allowed one run in a rehab appearance, and didn’t record an out.  Barthmaier only faced one batter and walked him.  Daniel Moskos allowed two inherited runners to score in the eighth, and gave up an unearned run, blowing the save and getting the loss.

Altoona was facing Ronald Uviedo in his debut with Toronto’s AA team.  Uviedo pitched three innings in the start, allowing three runs on one hit, with three walks and a strikeout.  Miles Durham went 1-for-4 with a three run homer off Uviedo.  Josh Harrison went 1-for-2 with a double.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton lost 5-4 to Brevard County, giving up three runs in the bottom of the ninth.  Jeff Locke had a nice start, going six innings, and allowing two runs on three hits, with no walks and eight strikeouts.  Ramon Aguero pitched two shutout innings in a rehab appearance, allowing just two hits.  Noah Krol picked up the loss, allowing three runs on two hits, getting just two outs in the ninth.  Krol blew the save and got the loss by allowing a three run walk-off homer.

Robbie Grossman went 1-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  James Skelton went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.  Calvin Anderson went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.  Erik Huber went 2-for-4.  Greg Picart went 2-for-4 with a run scored.  Brock Holt missed the game today after Adenson Chourio ran in to his knee in the first inning in yesterday’s game.  The injury doesn’t sound serious, but was supposed to be checked out today.  Eric Fryer reportedly left today’s game with an injured ankle.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia split a double header with Asheville.  In game one, West Virginia won 5-1 in ten innings, scoring four runs in the top of the 10th.  Phillip Irwin pitched five shutout innings, allowing five hits, no walks, and striking out one.  Jhonatan Ramos pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and one walk.  Zach Foster pitched two innings, allowing one run on one hit with two walks.  Marc Baca pitched two shutout innings, allowing no hits and one walk.

Jesus Brito had a pinch hit, three run homer in the tenth to contribute to West Virginia’s lead.  Ramon Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a run.  Rogelios Noris went 1-for-5 with a run and an RBI.  David Rubinstein went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.  Jarek Cunningham went 1-for-3 with a double and a run.

In game two, West Virginia lost 8-2.  Maurice Bankston pitched 2.2 innings, allowing eight runs on nine hits, with no walks, two strikeou

ts, and three homers allowed.  Ryan Kelly pitched 2.1 shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out two.  Duke Welker pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.

Jose Hernandez went 1-for-2 with two walks and two RBIs.  Jarek Cunningham went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored.  Evan Chambers went 1-for-3 with a double and a run, plus a stolen base.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates had a double header scheduled with the DSL Cardinals, but both games were postponed.
DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates were off today.
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