Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/15/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Presley

GAME STORY

Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Syracuse.  Jeremy Powell pitched 6.2 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Chris Jakubauskas pitched one inning, allowing two runs on two hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Brian Bass pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.

Alex Presley went 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.  John Bowker went 2-for-3.  Pedro Ciriaco went 2-for-4.  Kevin Melillo went 2-for-4.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Owens

Altoona lost to New Hampshire 3-2 in 11 innings.  Rudy Owens pitched five shutout innings, allowing five hits, no walks and striking out six.  Jared Hughes pitched three innings, allowing two runs on two hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.  Derek Hankins pitched two innings, allowing a run on two hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.

Jordy Mercer went 2-for-4 with a walk.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a triple, a run, and two stolen bases.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Marte

Bradenton split a double header with Palm Beach.  Bradenton lost game one 4-2.  Nathan Baker pitched six innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Casey Erickson pitched an inning in his return from the disabled list, allowing a run on two hits, with one walk and one strikeout.

Starling Marte went 2-for-3 with a double and a run.  Quincy Latimore went 1-for-3 with an RBI.  Calvin Anderson went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run.

Bradenton won game two 1-0.  Matt McSwain pitched five shutout innings, allowing five hits, one walk, and striking out three.  Diego Moreno pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Noah Krol pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out two.

James Skelton went 3-for-3 with a double.  Shelby Ford went 1-for-3.

Yerfi Taveras was demoted to the GCL prior to the game to make room for Casey Erickson’s return to the roster.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

West Virginia was scheduled to play a double header, but had game one suspended in the second, tied at 3-3, with game two being postponed.  Eliecer Navarro pitched two innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Kyle Morgan went 1-for-1 with a three run homer.  Rogelios Noris, Ramon Cabrera, and Elevys Gonzalez all recorded hits.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)

State College was postponed.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)

The GCL Pirates were off today.

DSL PIRATES (RK)

The DSL Pirates were off today.

Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

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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