Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/5/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost both games of a double header against Louisville.  The Indians lost game one 6-0.  Dana Eveland made his first start with Indianapolis, allowing five runs on six hits in 2.1 innings, with a walk, a strikeout, and two homers.  Brian Bass added a run on a hit and three walks in 1.2 innings.  Steven Jackson pitched two perfect innings, and Vinnie Chulk added a shutout inning in relief, with two hits, a walk, and two strikeouts.

Brian Myrow went 2-for-3.  Jim Negrych went 1-for-3.  Argenis Diaz went 1-for-2.  Those were the only Indians to get a hit in game one.  Akinori Iwamura went 0-for-1 with two walks.

Indianapolis lost game two 1-0.  Michael Crotta pitched a great game, allowing one run on five hits in 5.2 innings, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma finished off the game, pitching 1.1 shutout innings, with a walk and three strikeouts.

Jim Negrych, Brian Myrow, and Jeff Clement all went 1-for-3, with Clement stealing a base.  Clement also started at catcher in game one, but played first base in game two.  Clement’s playing time at catcher could be an interesting situation to watch.  Argenis Diaz and Alex Presley each went 1-for-2, with Presley also drawing a walk.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona beat Binghamton 6-1.  Zach Duke made a rehab start, pitching three innings, allowing one run on three hits, with no walks and one strikeout.  Justin Wilson pitched five shutout innings, allowing four hits, one walk, and striking out three.  Ramon Aguero pitched a shutout inning, with a walk and two strikeouts.

Matt Hague went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI.  Hector Gimenez went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.  Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Miles Durham went 3-for-4 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a stolen base.  Shelby Ford went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, and a run.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton was postponed.
WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia lost 9-7 to Hagerstown.  Jason Erickson had a rough start, allowing seven runs on six hits in 1.2 innings.  Maurice Bankston allowed two runs, one earned, on five hits in 2.1 innings of work.  Eliecer Navarro pitched three shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk, and striking out two.  Marc Baca pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit.

David Rubinstein went 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs.  Elevys Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Kyle Morgan went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.  Evan Chambers went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run, and a stolen base, his 21st of the season.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
State College lost to Hudson Valley 12-7.  Brooks Pounders allowed three runs on four hits in 1.1 innings, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Ryan Beckman allowed five runs on seven hits in four innings of work.  Jhonatan Ramos came on in
the sixth, and allowed all three inherited runners to score, plus two runs on three hits, only getting one out.  Sandobal Septimo pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing two hits, two walks and a strikeout.  Justin Ennis allowed two runs on two hits and two walks in 1.2 innings.

Chase Lyles went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs.  Matt Curry went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.  Adalberto Santos went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI.  Walker Gourley went 3-for-5 with a double and a run.  Matt Skirving went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored.  Hudson Valley stole ten bases off of Skirving tonight in 12 attempts.  Seven of those steals came against Brooks Pounders, and three came with Sandobal Septimo on the mound.  The two caught stealing were with Beckman on the mound.  This is more a concern with Pounders than it is with Skirving, since you steal off the pitcher.  Pounders also hit two batters.  Not a good outing at all.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates were postponed.
VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates lost 7-1 to the VSL Mariners.  Rafael Rodriguez pitched 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with no walks and five strikeouts.  Deivis Goatache pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Oscar Calderin allowed two runs on two walks and two hits in an inning of work.  Richard Montilla pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits.

Manuel Moreno went 2-for-4 with a triple and a stolen base.  Luis Sucre went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.  Francisco Aponte went 0-for-2 with two walks and two stolen bases, giving him 17 on the season.  Jose Roman went 1-for-3 with a walk.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates lost 4-3 to the DSL Indians.  Porfirio Lopez pitched five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Jonathan Herrand pitched 2.1 innings, allowing a run on four hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Jimy Hernandez pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing a walk and striking out one.

Samuel Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Jodaneli Carvajal went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI.  Diego Goris went 2-for-4 with a run.  Yeffrey Jaquez went 2-for-3.  Alen Hanson went 1-for-3.  Willy Garcia went 1-for-4.

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