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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/11/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis beat Toledo 6-4.  Dana Eveland got the start, but had a short outing, allowing two runs on four hits in 1.2 innings, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Eveland left early due to a rain delay that lasted for just over an hour in the bottom of the second.  Jeremy Powell pitched 5.1 innings in relief, allowing two runs on two hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Brian Bass pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out two.  Daniel Moskos and Jean Machi each recorded an out to close out the game.

Kevin Melillo went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, and two RBIs.  Akinori Iwamura went 3-for-5 with a run and two RBIs.  Erik Kratz went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs.  Brandon Moss went 3-for-4 with a run.  Alex Presley went 2-for-4 with a double and a run, plus a stolen base.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona beat Richmond 5-3.  Justin Wilson pitched 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with two walks and six strikeouts.  Michael Dubee pitched 1.2 perfect innings, with three strikeouts.  Diego Moreno pitched two shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out three.

Miles Durham went 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs.  Josh Harrison went 2-for-5.  Brandon Jones went 2-for-4 with an RBI.  Shelby Ford went 2-for-3 with an RBI.  Jordy Mercer had a pinch hit, two RBI single.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton lost to Palm Beach 1-0.  Aaron Pribanic pitched seven innings, allowing a run on four hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Tom Boleska pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out two.

Quincy Latimore went 2-for-4 with a double.  Robbie Grossman went 1-for-4.  Adam Davis, Jordan Newton, and James Skelton all went 1-for-4.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia lost to Lexington 3-2.  Nathan Baker pitched six innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Mike Williams pitched 1.1 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Gabriel Alvarado pitched 1.2 perfect innings with a strikeout.

Ramon Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Aaron Baker went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.  Jarek Cunningham went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
State College beat Vermont 3-0.  Quinton Miller pitched four shutout innings, allowing just one hit, one walk, and striking out two.  Kevin Decker pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk, and striking out three.

Kelson Brown went 3-for-4 with two RBIs.  Miguel Mendez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Matt Curry went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base, and a run.  Chase Lyles went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and a run.  Gift Ngoepe went 0-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates were off today.
VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Cardinals 6-0.  Luis Ortiz went six shutout innings, allowing three hits, three walks, and striking out four.  Jose Marrujo pitched three shutout innings, allowing a hit, no walks, and one strikeout.

Jose Ozuna went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.  Ashley Ponce went 3-for-4 with a walk, a run, and a stolen base.  Carlos Esqueda went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run.  David Pino went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.  Jose Roman went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL stats weren’t uploaded at the time of this writing.
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