Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/25/10



Indianapolis lost 3-2 to Charlotte.  Daniel McCutchen pitched eight innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with a walk and no strikeouts, plus two homers allowed.  With Brad Lincoln getting demoted today, McCutchen is expected to rejoin the major league rotation, taking Lincoln’s spot on July 31st.  Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out one.

Doug Bernier went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI.  Brian Bixler went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.  Luke Carlin went 1-for-4 with a run.


Altoona beat Trenton 6-4.  Tony Watson got the start, allowing four runs on six hits in three innings, with no walks, two strikeouts, and two homers.  Jared Hughes pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out two.  Derek Hankins pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.

Anthony Norman went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.  Kris Watts went 2-for-3 with a run scored.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a double.  Josh Harrison went 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Matt Hague went 1-for-4 with a run, a stolen base, and an RBI.


Bradenton beat Dunedin 5-0.  Nathan Adcock pitched six shutout innings, allowing just two hits, no walks, and striking out two.  Casey Erickson pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out two.  Tyler Cox pitched a perfect inning, striking out three.

James Skelton went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs.  Austin McClune went 2-for-3.  Calvin Anderson went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Jose de los Santos went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored.


West Virginia was rained out.



State College beat Mahoning Valley 1-0.  Casey Sadler pitched three shutout innings, allowing four hits, no walks, and striking out one.  Brooks Pounders pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.  Jhonatan Ramos pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out two.

Gift Ngoepe went 2-for-4 with a double and the only run of the game.  Ngoepe scored on an RBI triple by Adalberto Santos.  Pat Irvine had the other State College hit, going 1-for-3.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)

The GCL Pirates were off today.


The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Cardinals 6-4.  Roberto Espinoza pitched six innings, allowing one run on two hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts in what was arguably his best line of the year.  Deivis Goatache pitched two innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Luis Figuera pitched a shutout inning, allowing just one hit.

Jose Roman went 2-for-3 with a double, a run, and three RBIs.  Jose Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Francisco Aponte went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and three runs.  Richard Montilla went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI.


The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Indians 8-7.  Martires Cadet pitched four innings, allowing one run on five hits, with two walks and no strikeouts.  Angel Sanchez pitched two innings, allowing five runs on four hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Cristopher Richardson pitched three innings, allowing an unearned run on four hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.

Alen Hanson went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, plus two steals.  Diego Goris went 2-for-4 with a stolen base, two runs, and an RBI.  Leandro Mejia went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Jodaneli Carvajal went 1-for-5 with a run and two RBIs.

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  • Andrew13

    i was at the Spikes game, it was sad how few people they get out there. maybe 700 tops for the attendance. they didn’t have radar posted anywhere, buy pounders looked great. by far the fastest of the pitchers in the game. i have videos of a couple DP’s turned behind him and a strikeout. Gift looked like a legit player as well with both his bat and his glove. hopefully he’ll be getting moved up soon.

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