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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/31/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Brandon Moss

GAME STORY

Indianapolis lost to Norfolk 3-2 in 11 innings.  Brian Burres pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, with four walks and two strikeouts.  Corey Hamman pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.  Jean Machi tried for the two out save, but blew it in the ninth, allowing an unearned run.  Machi finished with two innings, one unearned run on one hit, two walks, and two strikeouts.  Brian Bass gave up the winning run in the 11th, allowing a walk and a hit.

Brandon Moss was the Indianapolis offense, going 2-for-5 with a homer, his 18th of the season, and two RBIs.  Jim Negrych, Jonathan Van Every, and Brian Bixler each went 1-for-4.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

My Lineups Post, with an interview from Bryan Morris.

My recap from the game.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Tim Alderson

Bradenton lost to Daytona 6-4 in 10 innings.  Tim Alderson had his best start since being demoted, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits in five innings.  Alderson walked two, struck out two, and allowed one homer.  Matt McSwain pitched four shutout innings, allowing just one hit.  Bradenton took the lead in the top of the tenth, but Noah Krol allowed a three run homer in the bottom of the tenth, taking the loss.

Robbie Grossman went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run.  Eric Fryer went 2-for-5.  Calvin Anderson went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Quinton Miller

West Virginia beat Lakewood 4-0.  Quinton Miller had a nice start, pitching five shutout innings, allowing four hits, one walk, and striking out five.  Zach Foster pitched three perfect innings, with three strikeouts.  Gabriel Alvarado pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out one.

Jarek Cunningham went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.  Jesus Brito went 2-for-3 with a run scored.  Aaron Baker went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs as the designated hitter.  Elevys Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a run scored.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)

Zach Von Rosenberg

GAME STORY

State College beat Auburn 2-1.  Zach Von Rosenberg pitched five innings, allowing an unearned run on three hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Casey Sadler pitched three perfect innings with two strikeouts.  Ryan Beckman pitched a shutout inning, allowing two walks.

Matt Curry went 1-for-3 with a double.  Chase Lyles went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.  Gift Ngoepe went 0-for-3 with an RBI.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)

The GCL Pirates beat the GCL Braves 4-3.  Yerfi Taveras pitched five innings, allowing one run on two hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Bryton Trepagnier pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Joan Montero pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Yeyber Sanchez allowed a run on no hits and two walks in an inning of work.  Rinku Singh pitched an inning, allowing a run on two hits.

Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs, with his three run homer coming in the fifth inning.  Eric Avila went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored.  Junior Sosa went 2-for-4.  Joey Schoenfeld went 1-for-3 with a run scored.

VSL PIRATES (RK)

The VSL Pirates swept the VSL Rays in a double header.  The Pirates won game one 8-3.  Roberto Espinoza pitched four innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Jesus Barraza pitched three perfect innings with four strikeouts.

David Pino went 3-for-4 with a triple, a run, and three RBIs.  Jose Roman went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.  Francisco Aponte went 4-for-4 with a stolen base and four runs. Jose Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

The Pirates won game two 3-2.  Rafael Rodriguez pitched four innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits, with two walks and a strikeout.  Jovany Lopez pitched 1.2 innings, allowing a run on one hit, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Luis Figuera pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing two hits.

Jose Ortiz went 1-for-2 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Luis Cardona went 2-for-3 with a run, a stolen base, and an RBI.

DSL PIRATES (RK)

The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Rays 8-1.  Martires Cadet pitched seven shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk, and striking out five.  Angel Sanchez pitched two innings, allowing a run on two hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.

Samuel Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs.  Diego Goris went 3-for-5 with two RBIs.  Willy Garcia went 1-for-2 with two runs, a walk, and an RBI.  Alen Hanson went 0-for-3 with two walks, three runs, and a stolen base.  Jodaneli Carvajal went 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs, and two stolen bases.

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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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