Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/9/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis lost 10-9 to Columbus.  Charlie Morton pitched six innings, allowing seven runs, three earned, on nine hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Steven Jackson allowed two runs on two hits in an inning of work.  Daniel Moskos allowed a run on two hits in an inning of work.

Erik Kratz went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs.  Brian Myrow went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs.  Jonathan Van Every went 1-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs.  Doug Bernier went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs.  Jeff Clement went 2-for-5 with a run scored.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona lost 4-1 to Richmond.  Jared Hughes pitched seven innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Michael Dubee pitched two shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out one.

Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run.  Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with an RBI.  Jordy Mercer went 1-for-4 with a double.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton lost 6-4 to Charlotte.  Nathan Adcock pitched five innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Casey Erickson pitched 2.1 innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Duke Welker got the final two outs in the eighth inning, with a walk and a strikeout.  Tyler Cox pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out one.

Calvin Anderson went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.  Adam Davis went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Adenson Chourio went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia lost 4-3 to Lexington.  Kyle McPherson pitched 5.2 innings, allowing four runs on five hits, with three walks and 11 strikeouts.  McPherson didn’t allow a hit through the first four innings, then had some trouble in the fifth and sixth, before exiting early in the sixth.  Eliecer Navarro pitched 2.1 shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out one.  Gabriel Alvarado pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.

Evan Chambers went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base, and two runs scored.  Aaron Baker went 1-for-3 with a walk and three RBIs.  Ramon Cabrera went 1-for-3.  Benjamin Gonzalez went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)
State College lost to Brooklyn 4-2.  Zach Von Rosenberg pitched five innings, allowing a run on two hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Casey Sadler pitched three innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with a walk and a strikeout.

Adalberto Santos went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, plus a stolen base.  Walker Gourley went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and two strikeouts.  Matt Curry went 1-for-4 with a run and a stolen base.  Cole White, who was activated from the 7-day disabled list today, went 1-for-4 with an RBI.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates list to the GCL Tigers 7-1.  Colton Cain pitched four innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Sheng-Cin Hong pitched two innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits, with two walks and no strikeouts.  Dinesh Patel pitched two innings, allowing a run on four hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Rinku Singh pitched a perfect inning.

Elias Diaz went 2-for-4 with a solo homer.  Eric Avila went 1-for-3.  Exicardo Cayonez went 1-for-4.  Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Tigers 9-1.  Luis Campos pitched six innings, allowing an unearned run on four hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Jose Marrujo pitched two shutout innings, allowing one walk.  Richard Montilla pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out one.

Carlos Esqueda went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.  Francisco Aponte went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, an RBI, and two steals.  David Pino went 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs, and a stolen base.  Ulises Montilla went 3-for-4 with a double and a run.  Manuel Moreno went 2-for-4 with a run.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates results weren’t up at the time of this writing.
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