Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/12/10


Indianapolis was off for the International League All-Star break.
Altoona was suspended in the fourth inning.  Tim Alderson ran in to trouble in the first three innings, allowing six runs, five earned, on seven hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Alderson was optioned to Bradenton after the game.  Dustin Molleken pitched a perfect fourth inning with a strikeout.

Shelby Ford went 1-for-2 with a double and a run.  Jordy Mercer went 2-for-2 with a run, a stolen base, and an RBI.  Miles Durham went 1-for-1 with a walk, two RBIs, and a stolen base.

The game will be completed on Friday, August 27th.  Altoona will have runners on second and third base, with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning, down 6-3.

Bradenton beat Palm Beach 5-3.  Melkin Laureano pitched five innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Tyler Cox pitched two shutout innings, allowing a hit.  Mike Colla pitched one inning, allowing one run on one hit, a solo homer, with one strikeout.  Noah Krol pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out one.

Calvin Anderson went 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.  Adam Davis went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.  Jordan Newton went 2-for-4 with a double.  Quincy Latimore went 1-for-5 with a run and an RBI.  Adenson Chourio went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored.

West Virginia lost to Lexington 12-8.  Phillip Irwin pitched five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Eliecer Navarro pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out four.  Zach Foster allowed two runs on two hits in an inning of work.  Marc Baca allowed seven runs on four hits and four walks, getting just two outs in the ninth.

Jarek Cunningham went 2-for-5 with a solo homer.  Rogelios Noris went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored.  Evan Chambers went 1-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs.  Jesus Brito went 1-for-5 with a solo homer.  Jairo Marquez went 2-for-4 with a double and a run.  Elevys Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, and two RBIs.

State College beat Vermont 13-2.  Zac Fuesser got the start, allowing one run on four hits in four innings, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Mitchell Fienemann pitched two shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out two.  Jhonatan Ramos pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Sandobal Septimo pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.  Jason Townsend allowed a run on a walk and a hit in one inning of work.

Matt Curry had a big night, going 4-for-5 with his first professional homer, a double, and four RBIs.  Adalberto Santos went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.  Kelson Brown went 4-for-6 with a double.  Gift Ngoepe went 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs scor

ed.  Walker Gourley went 2-for-5 with a walk and an RBI, plus three strikeouts.  Matt Skirving went 2-for-5 with a run scored.  Kyle Saukko went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates lost 9-1 to the GCL Blue Jays.  Joely Rodriguez pitched four innings, allowing five runs on five hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Rodriguez allowed four homers.  Barrett Phillips pitched three shutout innings, allowing a hit, no walks, and striking out three.  Yomar Pacheco gave up four runs on four hits and a homer in an inning of work, with no walks and a strikeout.

Joey Schoenfeld went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.  Exicardo Cayonez went 1-for-2 with a walk.  Eric Avila went 1-for-4 with a run.  Elias Diaz and Jorge Bishop each went 1-for-4.

The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Mariners 12-2.  Rafael Rodriguez pitched 5.1 shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out two.  Jovany Lopez pitched 2.2 innings, allowing two runs on four hits.  Carlos Ruiz pitched a shutout inning, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out one.

David Pino went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs, and two RBIs.  Carlos Esqueda went 3-for-5 with a double, three runs, two RBIs, and a stolen base.  Ashley Ponce went 2-for-5 with two runs scored.  Ulises Montilla went 2-for-5 with two RBIs.  Jose Roman went 2-for-3 with a walk.

The DSL Pirates were off today.

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Tim Williams

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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