Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/26/10



Indianapolis beat Charlotte 8-5.  Brian Burres pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.  Jean Machi pitched an inning, allowing two runs on three hits, with a walk and a strikeout.

Alex Presley went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored.  Brandon Moss went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs, and an RBI.  Jonathan Van Every went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.  Brian Friday went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored.  Akinori Iwamura went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI.


Altoona beat Erie 11-2.  Jeff Locke pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with no walks and nine strikeouts.  Ramon Aguero pitched two shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit and striking out two.  Mike Colla pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.

Miles Durham went 1-for-5 with a grand slam.  Yung Chi Chen went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and three RBIs.  Anthony Norman went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Kris Watts went 2-for-4 with a run.  Brandon Jones went 2-for-4 with two runs.


Bradenton was off today.


Wilbur Miller’s Game Recap

West Virginia split a double header with Hagerstown.  West Virginia won game one 8-4.  Brett Lorin pitched four innings, allowing two runs on two hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Eliecer Navarro pitched three innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.

Jose Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs.  Rogelios Noris went 1-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs.  The homer was the 13th of the season for Noris.  David Rubinstein went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two RBIs.  Aaron Baker went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run.

West Virginia lost game two 9-3.  Quinton Miller had a rough return, allowing seven runs on six hits, getting just two outs in the first inning.  Mike Williams pitched 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on four hits.  Maurice Bankston pitched a shutout inning, allowing one walk.

Elevys Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a double and a run.  Jairo Marquez went 1-for-2 with a run.  David Rubinstein went 1-for-3.  Rogelios Noris went 1-for-2 with a walk.



State College beat Mahoning Valley 6-4.  Zach Von Rosenberg had one of his best starts, pitching four shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk, and three strikeouts.  Zack Dodson pitched 2.2 innings, allowing an unearned run on no hits, with four walks and a strikeout.  Ryan Beckman pitched 1.1 innings, allowing two runs on a walk and a hit.  Jason Townsend pitched one inning, allowing a run on two hits, with a walk and a strikeout.

Matt Curry went 3-for-3 with two runs, a walk, and a stolen base.  Cole White went 3-for-3 with a run, a stolen base, and three RBIs.  Mel Rojas Jr went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.  Chase Lyles went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and two runs.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)

The GCL Pirates beat the GCL Yankees 10-4.  Yerfi Taveras pitched 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Dinesh Patel pitched 0.2 innings, allowing one walk.  Barrett Phillips pitched three shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out three.  Dovydas Neverauskas pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit, no walks and striking out one.

Starling Marte made a rehab appearance, going 1-for-2 with a homer in his first at-bat.  Marte also stole two bases.  Elias Diaz went 1-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs.  Jorge Bishop went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, a stolen base, and two runs.  Wes Freeman went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, a run, and two strikeouts.  Kevin Mort went 2-for-4 with an RBI.


The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Mariners 11-2.  Francisco Vilchez pitched seven shutout innings, allowing four hits, no walks, and striking out four.  Remberto Romo pitched two innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.

Luis Cardona went 4-for-5 with two double,s two RBIs, and three runs.  Jose Ozuna went 1-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs.  Francisco Aponte went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  David Pino went 1-for-4 with two runs, a stolen base, and two RBIs.  Jordan Galvez went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.


The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Mets2 1-0.  Porfirio Lopez pitched six shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out three.  Aneudy Merejo pitched 2.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit.

Diego GHoris went 3-for-4.  Samuel Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a run scored.  Alen Hanson went 2-for-4.  Jodaneli Carvajal went 1-for-3.

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