Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/20/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Lehigh Valley.  Daniel McCutchen pitched five innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Jeremy Powell pitched two innings, allowing one run on one hit, with no walks and one strikeout.  Justin Thomas pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out three.

Jeff Clement went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.  Brandon Moss went 2-for-4.  Argenis Diaz went 2-for-4 with a double.  Jim Negrych had a pinch hit double.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Akron beat Altoona 10-3.  Jared Hughes pitched 3.2 innings, allowing ten runs, six earned, on nine hits, with no walks, four strikeouts, and five homers allowed.  Tony Watson pitched 4.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and five strikeouts.

Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-5 with a stolen base.  Josh Harrison went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Matt Hague went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, and an RBI.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton lost to Tampa 6-2.  Nathan Adcock pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Casey Erickson pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out two.  Noah Krol pitched one inning, allowing three runs on two hits and three walks.

Adam Davis went 2-for-4 with a double.  James Skelton went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, a run, and an RBI.  Jordan Newton went 1-for-4 with a run.  Austin McClune went 1-for-3 with a stolen base.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia beat Savannah 9-2.  Eliecer Navarro got the start, pitching four shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk, and striking out three.  Brett Lorin pitched 3.1 innings, allowing one run on no walks and no hits, with four strikeouts.  Lorin hit a batter in the eighth, and Zach Foster allowed the inherited runner to score.

Jose Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs.  Benjamin Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.  Jarek Cunningham went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs, and an RBI.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
State College lost to Mahoning Valley 4-0.  Zach Von Rosenberg pitched five innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Brooks Pounders pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks and striking out three.  Mitchell Fienemann pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out two.

Walker Gourley went 1-for-3 with a double.  Gift Ngoepe went 1-for-3 with a walk.  Matt Curry went 1-for-2.  Chase Lyles went 1-for-3.

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The GCL Pirates lost to the GCL Braves 9-8.  Yerfi Taveras pitched 3.1 innings, allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Yeyber Sanchez pitched 2.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with a walk and no strikeouts.  Logan Pevny pitched 1.2 innings, allowing a run on one hit, with three walks and no strikeouts.  Sheng-Cin Hong pitched 1.1 perfect innings.

Eric Avila went 3-for-5 with three runs scored.  Jorge Bishop went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run, and two RBIs.  Gregory Polanco went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and three RBIs.  Elias Diaz went 1-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs.  Exicardo Cayonez went 2-for-3 with an RBI.  Michael Trinidad went 2-for-3 with a double.  Ping-Hung Chi went 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates were off today.
DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates lost to the DSL Dodgers 11-2.  Arquimedes Lorenzo pitched 2.1 innings, allowing eight runs on eight hits, with two walks and a strikeout.  Yoan Gonzalez pitched 3.2 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Isaac Sanchez pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout.

Samuel Gonzalez went 2-for-4.  Leandro Mejia went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI.  Jodaneli Carvajal went 1-for-3 with a run.  Maximo Rivera went 1-for-3 with a run, a walk, and a stolen base.

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