Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/7/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost 6-1 to Louisville.  Hayden Penn had a bad outing, allowing six runs on 12 hits in five innings, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk, a hit, and striking out two.  Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning in relief.

Brandon Moss went 1-for-4.  Doug Bernier went 1-for-3 with an RBI.  Those were the only two players to record a hit tonight.  Jonathan Van Every went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona lost to Binghamton 9-6.  Rudy Owens struggled tonight, allowing five runs on 13 hits in 4.1 innings, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Dustin Molleken pitched 2.2 perfect innings with six strikeouts.  Diego Moreno pitched two innings, allowing a run on three hits, with no walks or strikeouts. Ramon Aguero pitched an inning, allowing three runs on three hits to get the loss.

Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs.  Gorkys Hernandez went 3-for-6 with a double and a run scored.  Miles Durham went 2-for-4 with an RBI.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a run and two walks.  Kris Watts went 3-for-5 with a double and a run.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton beat Charlotte 6-4.  Melkin Laureano pitched 3.2 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits, with four walks and four strikeouts.  Casey Erickson pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit.  Matt McSwain pitched 2.2 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with a walk and no strikeouts.  Noah Krol pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit.

Quincy Latimore went 1-for-3 with a solo homer.  Robbie Grossman went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Calvin Anderson went 1-for-3 with a stolen base, a walk, and a run.  Adam Davis went 2-for-4 with an RBI.  Jordan Newton went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia beat Hagerstown 7-2.  Phillip Irwin pitched seven innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Mike Williams pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk, a hit, and striking out one.  Marc Baca pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.

Evan Chambers went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs.  Aaron Baker went 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs.  Jarek Cunningham went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.  Benjamin Gonzalez went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run, and two RBIs.  Pat Irvine went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
The State College Spikes were off today.
GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates were postponed today.
VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates lost to the VSL Reds 6-5.  Roberto Espinoza pitched six innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on eight hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Remberto Romo pitched two innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits, with three walks and two strikeouts.

David Pino went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.  Jose Ozuna went 1-for-3 with a solo homer.  Luis Sucre had a pinch hit three run homer.  Manuel Moreno went 1-for-3 with a stolen base.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Red Sox 10-9.  Arquimedes Lorenzo pitched 2.1 innings, allowing five runs on one hit and six walks.  Darling Aldwey pitched 2.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits, with four walks and three strikeouts.  Miguel Ferreras pitched one inning, allowing two unearned runs on three hits and a walk.  Aneudy Merejo pitched three innings, allowing one run on three hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.

Samuel Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, a stolen base, and two RBIs.  Willy Garcia went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI.  Diego Goris went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a stolen base.  Leandro Mejia went 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI.  Luis Urena went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI.

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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