Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/14/10



Indianapolis beat Syracuse 4-3.  Michael Crotta pitched six shutout innings, allowing six hits, two walks and striking out six.  Corey Hamman pitched an inning, allowing a run on a walk and a hit, and striking out one.  Justin Thomas pitched 1.1 innings, allowing two runs in the top of the ninth to blow the lead, but getting the win after Indianapolis scored two in the bottom of the ninth.

Alex Presley went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI.  Pedro Ciriaco went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs.  Brian Friday went 2-for-2 with a triple, two walks, and an RBI.  John Bowker went 1-for-4 with a run.


Altoona beat New Hampshire 2-0.  Justin Wilson pitched eight shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks and striking out 11, in what was easily his best start of the season.  Daniel Moskos, recently returned to AA, pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Jim Negrych went 1-for-3 with a double and both Altoona RBIs.  Jordy Mercer went 1-for-3 with a run scored.  Josh Harrison had the only other hit, going 1-for-3.


Bradenton lost to Jupiter 6-4.  Aaron Pribanic pitched six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with two walks and a strikeout.  Yerfi Taveras pitched two innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits, with a walk and no strikeouts.  Noah Krol pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and a walk.

Quincy Latimore went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and two RBIs.  Shelby Ford went 2-for-5 with an RBI.  Adam Davis went 2-for-3.  Eric Fryer went 1-for-4 with a run scored.


West Virginia was postponed.



State College beat Aberdeen 1-0.  Tyler Waldron pitched five perfect innings, striking out two.  Ryan Beckman pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout.  Brooks Pounders pitched three shutout innings, allowing the only hit of the game, walking two, and striking out one.

Gerlis Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.  Cole White went 2-for-4.  Gift Ngoepe went 1-for-4.  Mel Rojas Jr. went 0-for-3 with a walk and the only run of the game.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)

The GCL Pirates split a double header with the GCL Tigers.  The Pirates won game one 4-1.  Bryton Trepagnier pitched two innings, allowing an unearned run on one hit, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Vincent Payne pitched three shutout innings, allowing one hit.  Fraylin Campos pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit and striking out three.  Yomar Pacheco pitched 2.1 shutout innings, allowing a hit and striking out three.

Michael Trinidad went 1-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs.  Joey Schenfeld went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run.  Kevin Mort went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.  Gregory Polanco went 0-for-2 with a walk, a run, and two stolen bases.

The Pirates lost game two 5-4.  Cliff Archibald pitched 4.1 innings, allowing five runs on five hits, with a walk and no strikeouts.  Yeyber Sanchez pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing no hits, four walks and striking out three.  Sheng-Cin Hong pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out two.

Justin Howard went 2-for-4 with a double and a run.  Luis Solano went 1-for-3 with three RBIs.  Jorge Bishop went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run.  Eric Avila went 1-for-2 with a run scored.


The DSL Pirates lost to the DSL Mets2 6-2.  Jonathan Herrand pitched 4.2 innings, allowing a run on four hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Cristopher Richardson pitched 2.1 innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Brayan Almonte pitched an inning, allowing two runs on two hits, with a walk and a strikeout.

Samuel Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a double and a run.  Diego Goris went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.  Yeffrey Jaquez went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

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