Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/16/10




Indianapolis lost to Syracuse 11-4.  Joe Martinez pitched four innings, allowing five runs on eight hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Corey Hamman allowed two runs on four hits in 0.2 innings.  Brian Burres pitched 3.1 innings, allowing a run on three hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Dana Eveland pitched an inning, allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits.

John Bowker went 2-for-3 with a triple, a solo homer, and a walk.  Jason Jaramillo went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.  Brian Friday went 1-for-4 with a run.  Kevin Melillo went 1-for-5 with a solo homer.


Altoona was off.



Bradenton beat Palm Beach 9-1.  Brian Leach pitched five innings, allowing an unearned run on six hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Duke Welker pitched two shutout innings, allowing no hits, two walks, and striking out one.  Craig Hansen pitched two shutout innings, allowing a hit and striking out one.

Jeremy Farrell went 3-for-5 with a double and a run.  Eric Fryer went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.  Shelby Ford went 2-for-5 with two RBIs.  Calvin Anderson went 1-for-3 with a double and two runs.  Quincy Latimore went 1-for-2 with a double, three walks, three runs, and an RBI.



West Virginia split a double header with Lexington.  West Virginia won game one 5-3, resuming Sunday’s suspended game, which was tied at 3-3 after two innings.  Kyle McPherson pitched four shutout innings, allowing a hit, two walks and striking out four.  Ryan Kelly pitched a perfect inning.

Jarek Cunningham went 2-for-4 with an RBI.  Jose Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.  Kyle Morgan went 1-for-3 with a three run homer.

West Virginia lost game two 7-1.  Brett Lorin pitched 4.1 innings, allowing six runs, four earned, on seven hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Mike Williams pitched 1.2 innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits, with two walks and no strikeouts.

Aaron Baker went 2-for-3 with a run.  David Rubinstein went 1-for-3 with a double.  Benji Gonzalez went 1-for-2.


The State College Spikes were off for the NYPL All-Star Break.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)

The GCL Pirates lost both games of a double header to the GCL Blue Jays.  The Pirates lost game one 1-0.  Vincent Payne pitched 4.1 shutout innings, allowing four hits, one walk, and striking out five.  Dinesh Patel pitched 0.2 shutout innings, allowing a hit.  Barrett Phillips pitched 3.2 innings, allowing a run on two hits and a walk, with three strikeouts.

Exicardo Cayonez went 1-for-4 with a double.  Eric Avila went 1-for-3 with a stolen base.  Gregory Polanco went 1-for-1 with a triple.

The Pirates lost game two 5-4.  Kevin Kleis pitched three innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Rinku Singh pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits, a walk, and striking out one.  Joan Montero pitched 2.2 shutout innings, allowing four walks and recording four strikeouts.

Greg Picart went 3-for-5 with a double and a run.  Justin Howard went 2-for-3.  Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.  Junior Sosa went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and two runs.


The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Red Sox 4-3 in 11 innings.  Porfirio Lopez pitched four shutout innings, allowing a hit, three walks, and striking out one.  Angel Sanchez pitched an inning, allowing two unearned runs on no hits and three walks.  Isaac Sanchez pitched two innings, allowing a run on two hits, with two walks and one strikeout.  Yoan Gonzlez pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits, two walks and striking out two.

Alen Hanson went 3-for-5 with a run.  Jodaneli Carvajal went 1-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs.  Diego Goris went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.  Raul Fortunato went 2-for-3 with a run 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, 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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