Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/15/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost to Rochester 7-5.  Daniel McCutchen pitched 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out two.  Steven Jackson allowed four runs on three hits and a walk, getting just one out.  Justin Thomas pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit, but let two inherited runners score.

Jim Negrych went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI.  Brandon Moss went 1-for-5 with a run, two RBIs, and a stolen base.  Jonathan Van Every went 1-for-5 with a solo homer.  Akinori Iwamura went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona lost to Harrisburg 9-7.  Jared Hughes went six innings, allowing five runs on six hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett pitched a perfect inning, striking out all three batters.  Michael Dubee pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out two.  Ramon Aguero blew the save, allowing four runs on two hits and two walks, plus a homer, to take the loss.

Gorkys Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a run scored.  Matt Hague went 1-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs.  Josh Harrison went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Anthony Norman had a pinch hit, two run homer.  Miles Durham went 2-for-4.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton beat Clearwater 8-7.  Nathan Adcock pitched four innings, allowing five runs on nine hits, with two walks and one strikeout.  Matt McSwain pitched three innings, allowing a run on three hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Mike Colla pitched an inning, allowing a run on two hits.  Noah Krol pitched a shutout inning, allowing just two hits.

Robbie Grossman went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, and three runs.  Brian Friday made a rehab appearance, going 2-for-5 with three runs scored.  Calvin Anderson went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs.  Erik Huber went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia lost to Delmarva 3-0.  Kyle McPherson pitched six innings, allowing a run on three hits, with a walk and nine strikeouts.  Gabriel Alvarado allowed two runs on three hits and two walks, getting just one out.  Eliecer Navarro pitched 1.2 perfect innings, striking out two, and stranding three runners.

Jarek Cunningham went 1-for-4 with a double.  Rogelios Noris went 1-for-3.  Benjamin Gonzalez also went 1-for-3.  Those were the only hits for West Virginia.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
State College lost to Connecticut 5-0.  Zack Dodson pitched four innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Ryan Beckman pitched two innings, allowing a run on four hits, with no walks and

two strikeouts.  Brooks Pounders pitched two innings, allowing a run on two hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Pounders allowed two stolen bases in two attempts.

Matt Curry went 1-for-4.  Walker Gourley went 1-for-4.  Miguel Mendez had the only other hit, going 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter.  Pat Irvine went 0-for-2 with two walks.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates beat the GCL Yankees 8-5.  Yerfi Taveras pitched four innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Bryton Trepagnier made his professional debut, pitching a shutout inning, and allowing one hit while striking out two.  Yomar Pacheco pitched four innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.

Eric Avila went 1-for-3 with a homer and five RBIs.  He also played shortstop.  Prior to tonight, Avila had only played ten career minor league games at shortstop, all in the DSL between 2007 and 2008.  This year he’s played one game at second base, and now one game at shortstop, with the rest of his time coming at third base.  Dylan Child went 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.  Kevin Mort went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and two runs scored.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Phillies 6-3.  Luis Campos pitched three innings, allowing two unearned runs on three hits, with a walk and no strikeouts.  Jose Marrujo pitched four innings, allowing a run on five hits, with one walk and four strikeouts.  Luis Figuera pitched three shutout innings, allowing a hit and striking out one.  Raul Ruiz got the save, pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts.

Jose Ozuna went 2-for-5 with a homer.  Jose Ortiz went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs.  David Pino went 2-for-5 with a run scored.  Ulises Montilla went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, two runs, and an RBI.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Mets2 by a score of 5-1.  Martires Cadet pitched six innings, allowing a run on five hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Aneudy Merejo pitched 2.1 shutout innings, allowing just one hit.

Samuel Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a run.  Alen Hanson went 1-for-3 with a homer.  Luis Urena went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Diego Goris went 2-for-4 with an RBI.  Willy Garcia went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.

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