Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/14/10


Indianapolis was off for the AAA All-Star Game.  Erik Kratz was the lone representative.  He went 0-for-1, then was called up to the majors.
Altoona was off for the Eastern League All-Star Game.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-2 with a grand slam.  Josh Harrison went 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs.  Hector Gimenez went 0-for-2.  Matt Hague went 0-for-2.  Rudy Owens pitched one inning, allowing two runs on three hits.  Derek Hankins pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out two.
Bradenton beat Clearwater 1-0.  Brian Leach pitched five shutout innings, allowing five hits, no walks, and striking out six.  Duke Welker pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out one.  Casey Erickson pitched two perfect innings, striking out two.  Noah Krol pitched a perfect inning.

Robbie Grossman went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run, and a stolen base.  Quincy Latimore went 1-for-4 with a stolen base.  Calvin Anderson went 0-for-4 with an RBI and three strikeouts.

West Virginia lost 8-1 to Delmarva.  Brandon Holden pitched five innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits, with a walk, two strikeouts, and three homers allowed.  Ryan Kelly pitched two innings, allowing a run on two hits, with no walks and five strikeouts.  Brett Lorin pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out two.

Rogelios Noris went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two steals.  Ramon Cabrera went 1-for-4.  Kyle Morgan went 1-for-3.  Jarek Cunningham went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.

State College beat Connecticut 11-1.  Zach Von Rosenberg pitched five innings, allowing one run on five hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Colton Cain followed up with a perfect inning and two strikeouts.  Casey Sadler pitched a perfect inning with three strikeouts.  Teddy Fallon pitched a shutout inning, allowing one walk.  Jason Townsend pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.

Adalberto Santos went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, and three runs scored.  Matt Curry went 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, three runs, and two RBIs.  Chase Lyles went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs.  Pat Irvine went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Kelson Brown went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run, and three RBIs.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates beat the GCL Yankees 12-5.  Bryce Weidma

n pitched two innings, allowing four runs on three hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Sheng-Cin Hong pitched three innings, allowing a run on four hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Jarryd Sullivan pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out two.  Rinku Singh pitched a shutout inning, allowing two walks, one hit, and striking out one.

Jorge Bishop went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, and five RBIs.  Junior Sosa went 3-for-6 with three runs, two steals, and two RBIs.  Eric Avila went 1-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.  Dylan Child went 2-for-5 with a double.  Brian Friday went 2-for-4 with two runs and a walk in a rehab appearance.

The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Reds 9-5.  Roberto Espinoza pitched four innings, allowing four runs on six hits, with four walks and a strikeout.  Remberto Romo pitched 2.2 innings, allowing a run on two hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Luis Figuera pitched 1.1 perfect innings with two strikeouts.  Raul Ruiz pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out one.

Carlos Esqueda went 2-for-4 with a run scored.  Jose Roman went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs, and an RBI.  Ulises Montilla went 2-for-3 with three RBIs.  Luis Cardona went 1-for-2 with a run and two RBIs.

The DSL Pirates lost to the DSL Indians 12-2.  Jimy Hernandez pitched two innings, allowing two unearned runs on no hits and five walks, with two strikeouts.  Yoan Gonzalez pitched 3.1 innings, allowing seven runs, six earned, on eight hits, with two walks and one strikeout.  Miguel Ferreras allowed three runs on two hits and two walks in two innings of work.

Samuel Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.  Leandro Mejia went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.  Alen Hanson went 1-for-3 with a walk.

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