Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/30/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost to Columbus 7-3.  Michael Crotta pitched 2.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  According to Indians’ announcer Scott McCauley, Crotta left with a leg injury after stumbling off the mound on a grounder to first.  Crotta walked off the field on his own power after two practice pitches.  Anthony Claggett allowed five runs, four earned, in 1.2 innings.  Brian Bass pitched three innings, allowing a run on three hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Jean Machi pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.

Alex Presley was the offense tonight, going 2-for-4 with two homers and all three RBIs.  Kevin Melillo went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and a run scored.  Steve Pearce, playing third base, went 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base.  Pearce was ejected for arguing a close play at the plate.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona beat Binghamton 6-3.  Justin Wilson pitched six innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with two walks and six strikeouts.  Tony Watson allowed one run on three hits in 2.2 innings of work, with no walks and five strikeouts.  Diego Moreno got the save, striking out the only batter he faced, and stranding two runners.

Chase d’Arnaud went 3-for-5 with two runs scored.  Josh Harrison went 1-for-3 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Matt Hague went 0-for-2 with two walks, a run, and an RBI.  Gorkys Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a run scored.  Jordy Mercer went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton was rained out tonight.
WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia lost 7-1 to Delmarva.  Jason Erickson pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Zach Foster allowed four runs on five hits in an inning of work.  Ryan Kelly pitched 2.1 shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out three.

David Rubinstein went 2-for-4 with a double.  Evan Chambers went 1-for-3 with two walks and his 19th stolen base of the season.  Ramon Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a run scored.  Kyle Morgan went 1-for-4 with a double.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
State College lost 6-0 to Jamestown.  Brooks Pounders went four innings, allowing four runs on five hits, with no walks and five strikeouts.  Ryan Beckman pitched three innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Sandobal Septimo pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.

Adalberto Santos went 1-for-1 with three walks.  Kyle Saukko went 1-for-3.  They were the only State College hitters to record a hit tonight.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates lost 8-1 to the GCL Blue Jays.  Fraylin Campos pitched three innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hi

ts, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Dovydas Neverauskas allowed four runs on five hits and two walks, getting just two outs.  Yomar Pacheco pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk, and striking out four.  Pacheco also stranded three runners that he inherited from Neverauskas.

Exicardo Cayonez went 1-for-3 with a run.  Kevin Mort went 1-for-3 with an RBI.  Junior Sosa went 1-for-3 with a walk.  Australian catching prospect Dylan Child got his first professional hit, going 1-for-3.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Reds 7-4.  Rafael Rodriguez went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Jose Marrujo pitched two innings, allowing an unearned run on one hit, with two walks.  Luis Figuera pitched two inninga, allowing a run on four hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.

Francisco Aponte went 2-for-3 with two runs and two stolen bases, giving him 12 on the season.  Jose Roman went 2-for-3 with a double.  Ulises Montilla went 1-for-3 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Luis Cardona went 1-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Dodgers 4-2 in a game that was completed in the seventh inning.  Porfirio Lopez pitched five innings, allowing an unearned run on one hit, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Miguel Ferreras allowed one run on a hit and a walk in one inning of work, striking out two.

Diego Goris went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs.  Jodaneli Carvajal went 2-for-4 with a run scored.  Jesus Vasquez went 1-for-4 with a run and a stolen base.  Willy Garcia went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and an RBI.

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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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