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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/3/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost 2-0 to Louisville.  Brian Burres pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched a perfect inning in relief.

Erik Kratz went 1-for-4 with a double.  Akinori Iwamura went 2-for-3 with a walk.  Jim Negrych, Jeff Clement, and Kevin Melillo each went 1-for-4.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona lost to Reading 7-4.  Bryan Morris pitched six innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits, with three walks and eight strikeouts.  Jeff Sues pitched two innings, allowing two runs on one hit, with two strikeouts.

Matt Hague went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.  Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a run scored.  Jordy Mercer went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Chase d’Arnaud went 2-for-5 with a run scored.  Brandon Jones went 2-for-5.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton lost 6-1 to Charlotte.  Nathan Adcock pitched 5.1 innings, allowing six runs on eight hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Matt McSwain pitched 2.2 shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out one.

Quincy Latimore went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.  Austin McClune went 1-for-3 with a walk and the only RBI, plus a stolen base.  Calvin Anderson and Robbie Grossman each went 1-for-4.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia lost to Delmarva 7-5.  Brandon Holden pitched four innings, allowing five runs on six hits, with three walks and seven strikeouts.  Gabriel Alvarado pitched 1.2 innings, allowing two runs on two hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Ryan Kelly pitched 3.1 shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out one.

Aaron Baker went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs.  Jarek Cunningham went 1-for-4 with a double and a run, plus a walk and a stolen base.  Evan Chambers went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.  Benjamin Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a stolen base.  Jesus Brito went 1-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
State College beat Williamsport 8-2.  Zach Von Rosenberg pitched four innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Casey Sadler made his professional debut, pitching two shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out two.  Zac Fuesser pitched three shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out four.

Adalberto Santos went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs.    Matt Curry made his debut, going 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.  Walker Gourley went 1-for-5 with two RBIs and a run.  Chase Lyles went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.  Miguel Mendez went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates beat the GCL Yankees 10-1.  Colton Cain pitched 3.2 innings, allowing one run on three hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Yeyber Sanchez pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing a walk and two hits, and striking out two.  Cliff Archibald made his debut with a perfect inning of work.  Bryce Weidman pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Dovydas Neverauskas and Fraylin Campos also each added a shutout inning.

Eric Avila went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, two stolen bases, and two runs scored.  Exicardo Cayonez went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs.  Gregory Polanco went 2-for-6 with three stolen bases and two RBIs.  Jorge Bishop went 1-for-6 with a double, two runs, and an RBI.  Starling Marte made a rehab appearance, going 2-for-4 with a run scored as the leadoff hitter and center fielder.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Rays 4-2.  Orlando Castro pitched six no-hit, shutout innings, allowing two walks and striking out five.  Castro has only allowed two runs in 31 innings this year, with a 22:9 K/BB ratio.  Jesus Barraza went 2.2 innings, allowing two runs on two hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Raul Ruiz got the final out for his 10th save of the year.

Kelly Aponte went 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs.  David Pino went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.  Jose Roman went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.  Jose Ozuna went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.

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