Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/23/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis beat Charlotte 17-11.  Michael Crotta pitched 5.1 innings, allowing five runs on 11 hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched one inning, allowing two runs on a walk and a hit.  Daniel Moskos pitched 1.2 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Jean Machi allowed two runs on two hits and a walk in an inning of work.

Brandon Moss went 3-for-5 with a double, two homers, and six RBIs.  Moss now has five homers in his last 30 at-bats.  He was hitting for a .301/.363/.521 line in 73 at-bats in the month of July coming in to tonight’s game.  Alex Presley went 2-for-4 with a double, three runs, and an RBI.  Jim Negrych went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs.  Brian Friday went 3-for-5 with two runs, a double, a triple, and an RBI.  Jeff Clement went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona lost 8-3 to Trenton.  Justin Wilson had a bad start, going 2.1 innings, and allowing three runs on three hits, with six walks and one strikeout.  Dustin Molleken allowed four runs, two earned, on three hits in 3.2 innings.  Ramon Aguero pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out one.  Corey Hamman allowed a run on a hit and two walks in one inning.

Matt Hague went 2-for-4 with a double.  Miles Durham went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI.  Anthony Norman went 1-for-2 with a double, a run, a walk, and an RBI.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton was rained out.
WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia lost 6-3 to Savannah.  Melkin Laureano pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Zach Foster pitched 2.2 shutout innings, allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out two.  Justin Ennis made his debut in West Virginia, allowing three runs on three hits in 1.1 innings, with two walks and two strikeouts.

Kyle Morgan went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Elevys Gonzalez went 2-for-4.  Jose Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.  Evan Chambers went 0-for-2 with a run and three walks.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
State College lost to Auburn 10-7.  Zac Fuesser allowed five runs, four earned, on five hits in four innings, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Sandobal Septimo pitched one inning, allowing five runs on four hits and two walks.  Trent Stevenson pitched four shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out one.

Matt Curry went 2-for-3 with two homers, two walks, and three RBIs.  Gift Ngoepe went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, and a stolen base.  Adalberto Santos went 3-for-4 with a walk, a run, two RBIs, and a stolen base.  Gerlis Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with two doubles and a run.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates lost to the GCL Blue Jays 3-0.  Joely Rodriguez pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk, and striking out one.  Joan Montero allowed three runs on two hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.

Eric Avila went 1-for-4.  Jorge Bishop went 1-for-3 with a stolen base.  Those were the only Pirates to get a hit.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Tigers 2-0.  Luis Ortiz pitched five shutout innings, allowing four hits, two walks, and striking out one.  Jesus Barraza pitched three perfect innings with two strikeouts.  Luis Figuera pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.

Jose Roman went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Jose Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a run scored.  David Pino went 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base.  Ulises Montilla went 1-for-3 with an RBI.  Francisco Aponte went 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates were off today.
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