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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/4/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Louisville.  Charlie Morton pitched five innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits, with three walks and two strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.  Daniel Moskos pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit.  Brian Bass pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Jeff Clement went 1-for-3 with a double and a run.  Erik Kratz went 1-for-2 with a double, a run, a walk, and an RBI.  Akinori Iwamura went 1-for-3 with a walk.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona lost 6-4 to Reading.  Jared Hughes pitched 5.2 innings, allowing six runs, five earned, on nine hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Dustin Molleken pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing a hit and striking out two.  Diego Moreno pitched a perfect inning, striking out two.

Matt Hague went 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs.  Jordy Mercer went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI.  Josh Harrison went 1-for-3.  Gorkys Hernandez and Chase d’Arnaud each went 1-for-5 with a run scored.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton beat Palm Beach 5-3.  Jeff Locke pitched six innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Mike Colla pitched two innings, allowing an unearned run on one hit, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Noah Krol pitched a perfect inning for the save.

Calvin Anderson went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.  James Skelton went 2-for-3 with a double, a run, and two RBIs.  Austin McClune went 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI.  Greg Picart went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia lost 11-9 to Hagerstown. Kyle McPherson pitched 4.1 innings, allowing five runs, three earned, on seven hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Mike Williams pitched 2.1 innings, allowing four runs on four hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Zach Foster pitched 1.1 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.

Aaron Baker went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  David Rubinstein went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI.  Evan Chambers went 1-for-5 with a double and two runs.  Jose Hernandez went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and two RBIs.  Jesus Brito went 1-for-3 with a double and four RBIs.  Benjamin Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a run.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
State College beat Hudson Valley 4-3.  Zack Dodson pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out five.  Mitchell Fienemann pitched three innings, allowing one run on a walk and a hit, with one strikeout.  Jason Townsend got the save, pitching the final two innings,

allowing two unearned runs on a walk and a hit, with one strikeout.

Matt Curry went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored.  Kelson Brown went 1-for-3 with a triple, a run, and two RBIs, along with some nice defensive plays at second base.  Kyle Saukko went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates were off today.
VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates won both games of a double header against the VSL Cardinals today.  The Pirates won game one 4-2.  Luis Ortiz pitched 4.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Francisco Aponte went 2-for-3 with two runs and two stolen bases.  David Pino went 1-for-2 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Kelly Aponte went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

The Pirates won game two 5-2.  Francisco Vilchez pitched 5.1 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.Jose Ozuna went 1-for-3 with a double, a run, and two RBIs.  David Pino went 1-for-3 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Carlos Esqueda went 0-for-2 with a walk, a run, and a stolen base.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Astros 4-3.  Martires Cadet pitched five innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Brayan Almonte pitched three shutout innings, allowing a hit and striking out three.  Aneudy Merejo added a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Jodaneli Carvajal went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Alen Hanson went 1-for-4 with a run.  Samuel Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a double.  Raul Fortunato went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Leandro Mejia went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.  willy Garcia went 1-for-3 with a run scored.

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