Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/7/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis beat Columbus 5-3.  Brian Burres pitched 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Vinnie Chulk added a scoreless inning, but lucked out by alloing two hits and two walks.  He lucked out because Justin Thomas came on with one out in the seventh, and the bases loaded, and got a double play.  Thomas pitched 1.2 innings, allowing one hit and striking out one. Jean Machi got the save, pitching a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout.

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 with two runs and a walk.  Kevin Melillo went 2-for-4 with an RBI.  Brandon Moss went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.  Brian Friday went 2-for-4 with a double.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona was off today.
BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton was postponed.  An update on Tony Sanchez: he should be playing again on Thursday.
WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia beat Asheville 12-4.  Brandon Holden pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with no walks and one strikeout.  Mike Williams pitched three shutout innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits, with no walks and a strikeout.

Aaron Baker went 2-for-3 with a homer, his sixth of the season, and three runs scored, plus two walks.  Evan Chambers went 1-for-5 with a homer, his sixth of the season, two runs, and two RBIs.  Jarek Cunningham went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs.  Rogelios Noris went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBIs, and two runs scored.  Ramon Cabrera went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
No results were uploaded for the VSL Pirates at the time of this writing.
DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Astros 15-5.  Porfirio Lopez pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out two.  Miguel Ferreras allowed two unearned runs, getting just two outs in the fourth inning.  Aneudy Merejo pitched 2.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out one.  Jimy Hernandez got hit for three runs on six hits in two innings.

Samuel Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with a homer, two runs, and three RBIs.  Luis Urena went 4-for-4 with a double, two runs, and a stolen base.  Jesus Vasquez went 1-for-3 with a homer, two runs, and four RBIs, plus two walks.  Alen Hanson went 2-for-3 with a triple and three runs scored.  Leandro Mejia went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.  Willy Garcia went 1-for-4 with a run.

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