Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/27/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

GAME STORY

Alex Presley

Indianapolis beat Syracuse 8-5.  Charlie Morton pitched 6.2 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Corey Hamman pitched 1.1 innings, allowing a run on one hit, a solo homer.  Daniel Moskos pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit, two walks, and striking out two.

Jonathan Van Every went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.  Alex Presley went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, plus a stolen base.  Brian Friday went 2-for-3 with a double and a run.  Brandon Moss went 1-for-5 with a double and three RBIs.  Luke Carlin went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Bryan Morris

Altoona lost to Erie 2-0 in 13 innings.  Bryan Morris made his return, pitching five shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and eight strikeouts.  According to Twitter follower ejfor3, who was at the game, Morris was getting a lot of strikeouts on his curveball, which Erie hitters couldn’t hit.  Dustin Molleken pitched three shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out six.  Michael Dubee pitched four shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out six.  Derek Hankins allowed a walk-off two run homer to take the loss.

Josh Harrison went 2-for-6.  Kris Watts went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.  Miles Durham went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Aaron Pribanic

Bradenton beat Lakeland 3-1.  Aaron Pribanic pitched seven innings, allowing a run on five hits, with one walk and five strikeouts.  Diego Moreno pitched a shutout inning, allowing one walk and striking out one.  Noah Krol pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout for his 24th save of the year.

Robbie Grossman went 2-for-4 with a solo homer.  Adam Davis went 2-for-3 with a double and a run.  James Skelton went 2-for-3 with an RBI.  Jordan Newton went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Aaron Baker

West Virginia lost to Hagerstown 5-4 in 10 innings.  Jason Erickson pitched 6.2 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Justin Ennis pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out three.  Ennis allowed two inherited runners to score, blowing the lead, before getting out of the seventh.  Zach Foster pitched 1.1 innings, allowing a run on two hits.

Aaron Baker went 2-for-5 with a homer, his 16th of the season, and two RBIs.  Jose Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.  Rogelios Noris went 1-for-3 with a double.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)

State College was off today.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)

The GCL Pirates lost to the GCL Yankees 8-2.  Jarryd Sullivan pitched 2.1 innings, allowing five runs on six hits, with a walk, a strikeout, and two homers.  Joan Montero pitched 2.2 innings, allowing two runs on one hit and three walks, with three strikeouts.  Bryton Trepagnier pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out two.  Sheng-Cin Hong pitched one inning, allowing one run on one hit, a solo homer.

Wes Freeman went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two strikeouts.  So far in his time in the Gulf Coast League this year, Freeman is 7-for-23, and 11 of his 16 outs have come via strikeout.  Kevin Mort went 1-for-3 with a run, a stolen base, and an RBI.  Elias Diaz went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.

VSL PIRATES (RK)

The VSL Pirates were off today.

DSL PIRATES (RK)

The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Red Sox 13-4.  Jonathan Herrand pitched two innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Clario Perez pitched four innings, allowing a run on two hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Yoan Gonzalez pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out one.

Diego Goris went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs.  Samuel Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs.  Jodaneli Carvajal went 2-for-4 with three runs, two walks, and an RBI.  Leandro Mejia went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI.  Luis Urena went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs, and an RBI.  Heriberto Figueroa went 3-for-5 with a double, a run, and three RBIs.  Maximo Rivera went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

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