Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/12/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

GAME STORY

Indianapolis lost to Norfolk 2-1.  Brad Lincoln pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out five.  Dana Eveland made his return from the disabled list, pitching two innings, and allowing a run on two hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Brian Bass pitched three shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out five.  Jean Machi pitched an inning, allowing the go ahead run to score on a wild pitch in the 11th inning.

Pedro Ciriaco went 1-for-4 with a run.  Brian Friday went 1-for-3 with a walk.  Kevin Melillo went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Altoona beat Trenton 5-3.  Jeff Locke pitched six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Jared Hughes pitched three shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out two.

Matt Hague went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Andrew Lambo went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run, and two stolen bases.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Bradenton beat Jupiter 14-0.  Nathan Adcock pitched six shutout innings, allowing no runs on three hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Duke Welker pitched two shutout innings, allowing just one hit.  Yerfi Taveras closed it out with a perfect inning.

Robbie Grossman went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, four runs, and an RBI.  Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with a run and four RBIs.  Quincy Latimore went 3-for-5 with a double, a run, and four RBIs.  Jeremy Farrell went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs.  Calvin Anderson, Eric Fryer, and James Skelton all went 3-for-5.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

West Virginia beat Lexington 4-2.  Quinton Miller pitched seven innings, allowing two unearned runs on four hits, with four walks and two strikeouts.  Maurice Bankston pitched two shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out two.

Elevys Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs.  David Rubinstein went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.  Rogelios Noris went 2-for-4 with a double.  Jesus Brito went 1-for-3 with a solo homer.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)

State College beat Lowell 1-0.  Colton Cain pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits, two walks, and striking out four.  Kevin Decker pitched 4.1 shutout innings, allowing two hits, a walk, and striking out two.  Jason Townsend got the final two outs to close out the game.

Gift Ngoepe went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.  Matt Curry went 1-for-4 with a run scored.  Cole White went 2-for-3 with a walk.  Gerlis Rodriguez went 2-for-4.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)

The GCL Pirates split a double header with the GCL Braves.  The Pirates won game one 4-2.  Joely Rodriguez pitched 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Joan Montero pitched 2.2 shutout innings, allowing two hits, one walk and striking out one.

Junior Sosa went 2-for-2 with a walk, two runs, and a stolen base.  Jorge Bishop went 1-for-2 with a homer and two RBIs.  Elias Diaz went 2-for-3.

The Pirates lost game two 7-3.  Jarryd Sullivan pitched 4.2 innings, allowing six runs, five earned, on seven hits, with no walks and a strikeout.  Barrett Phillips pitched 2.1 innings, allowing a run on three hits, with no walks and a strikeout.

Eric Avila went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs.  Luis Solano went 1-for-3 with a solo homer.

DSL PIRATES (RK)

The DSL Pirates lost to the DSL Astros 6-1.  Jimy Hernandez pitched three innings, allowing six runs on eight hits, with no walks and a strikeout.  Luis Valdez pitched four shutout innings, allowing a hit, two walks, and striking out two.  Jona Corporan pitched a perfect inning.

Jodaneli Carvajal went 3-for-4 with a run and his 22nd stolen base of the season.  Alen Hanson went 1-for-4.  Maximo Rivera went 1-for-3 with a stolen base.

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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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