Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/8/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis beat Columbus 3-2 in a game that was completed early.  Brian Burres pitched five innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Steven Jackson allowed a hit to the only batter he faced, before the game was called.

Jeff Clement went 1-for-3 with a solo homer.  Argenis Diaz went 2-for-3 with a run.  Jonathan Van Every went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run.  Akinori Iwamura went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona lost to Binghamton 4-3.  Bryan Morris had a rough outing, allowing four runs on six hits in two innings of work, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Derek Hankins pitched six shutout innings in relief, allowing four hits, one walk, and striking out six.  Anthony Claggett pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.

Jordy Mercer went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored.  Anthony Norman went 2-for-3 with a run scored.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.  Miles Durham went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton lost to Charlotte 2-1.  Brian Leach pitched five innings, allowing a run on five hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Duke Welker walked all three batters he faced, walking in Leach’s only earned run, and getting an earned run of his own from Tom Boleska, who escaped the bases loaded, no out jam by only allowing one run to score.  Boleska finished with three shutout innings, three hits allowed, and five strikeouts.  Mike Colla pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Quincy Latimore went 1-for-3 with a double.  Adam Davis went 1-for-4 with a run.  Jose de los Santos went 2-for-4.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia beat Lexington 10-9 in ten innings.  Ryan Kelly pitched 3.2 innings, allowing eight runs, six earned, on seven hits, with two walks and no strikeouts.  Brandon Holden pitched 4.1 innings, allowing a run on four hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Brett Lorin pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.  Zach Foster pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out one.

Ramon Cabrera went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs, two walks, and two RBIs.  Kyle Morgan went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  David Rubinstein went 1-for-4 with two runs, a walk, and an RBI.  Aaron Baker went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Jesus Brito went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Benjamin Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a run, a stolen base, and an RBI.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
State College lost 6-2 to Brooklyn.  Tyler Waldron pitched five innings, allowing five runs on ten hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Zac Fuesser pitched an inning in relief, allowing a run on two hits, with a walk an

d no strikeouts.  Trent Stevenson pitched two shutout innings, allowing a hit, two walks, and striking out one.

Gift Ngoepe went 2-for-5 with an RBI.  Matt Skirving went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Chase Lyles went 1-for-3 with a walk.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates split a double header with the GCL Braves.  The Pirates lost game one by a score of 3-1.  Vincent Payne pitched three shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk, and striking out one.  Cliff Archibald pitched two innings, allowing a run on three hits, with no walks and a strikeout.  Yomar Pacheco pitched an inning, allowing two runs on three hits.

Junior Sosa went 2-for-4 with an RBI.  Eric Avila went 1-for-3 with a double.  Kevin Mort went 1-for-2 with a walk.

The Pirates won game two by a score of 4-3.  Bryce Weidman pitched three shutout innings, allowing a hit, a walk, and striking out two.  Fraylin Campos pitched 1.2 innings, allowing a run on two hits, with four walks and no strikeouts.  Barrett Phillips pitched 2.1 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.

Daan Cornelissen went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs, and an RBI.  Joey Schoenfeld went 1-for-3 with an RBI.  Eric Avila went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates had a double header postponed.
DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Royals 10-2.  Jimy Hernandez pitched five innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Angel Sanchez pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out three.

Jodaneli Carvajal went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs, plus two steals.  Luis Urena went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs, a stolen base, and two RBIs.  Maximo Rivera went 2-for-4 with three runs, a walk, and an RBI.  Leandro Mejia went 1-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.  Raul Fortunato went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

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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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