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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/19/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Crotta

GAME STORY

Indianapolis lost to Toledo 3-2 in 10 innings.  Michael Crotta (4.34) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with two walks and six strikeouts.  Steven Jackson (3.61) pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out two.  Brian Bass (L, 2-4, 3.93) pitched 0.1 innings, allowing a run on three hits for the loss.

Brandon Moss (.265) went 2-for-5.  Jason Jaramillo (.304) went 2-for-4.  John Bowker (.382) went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Brian Friday (.272) went 1-for-5 with a run and two stolen bases.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Harrison

Altoona lost to Portland 9-8.  Bryan Morris (4.21) pitched five innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Tom Boleska (L, 1-1, 3.38) allowed five runs on five hits in an inning of work, with a walk and a strikeout.  Derek Hankins (BS, 2.36) allowed all three inherited runners to score in the seventh, giving Boleska the loss.

Josh Harrison (.295) had a big game, going 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs.  Harrison only has three homers on the year after tonight.  Jordy Mercer (.259) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run.  Kris Watts (.280) went 1-for-3 with a double, a run, and an RBI.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Pribanic

Bradenton lost to Jupiter 3-0.  Aaron Pribanic (L, 6-6, 3.48) pitched six innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Casey Erickson (3.61) pitched two innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.

Jeremy Farrell (.302) went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.  Greg Picart (.255) went 1-for-4.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Baker

GAME STORY

West Virginia lost to Asheville 12-3.  Jason Erickson (L, 7-6, 4.47) pitched 4.1 innings, allowing eight runs, five earned, on 11 hits, with a walk and no strikeouts.  Mike Williams (3.54) pitched 2.2 innings, allowing four runs, one earned, on six hits, with a walk and no strikeouts.  Ryan Kelly (4.35) pitched two perfect innings with four strikeouts.

Aaron Baker (.256) went 1-for-3 with a homer (17) and three RBIs.  Jose Hernandez (.277) went 2-for-4 with a run.  Jarek Cunningham (.263) went 1-for-4 with a run scored.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)

Dodson

GAME STORY

State College beat Jamestown 7-6.  Zack Dodson (5.52) pitched four innings, allowing three runs on two hits, with three walks and two strikeouts.  Trent Stevenson (4.80) pitched two innings, allowing a run on two hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Brooks Pounders (W, 3-2, 4.21) pitched two innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits, with two walks and no strikeouts.  Jason Townsend (SV, 5, 2.35) pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out one.

Adalberto Santos (.309) went 2-for-3 with a double, a run, a stolen base, and two RBIs.  Drew Maggi made his debut, going 1-for-4 with a double and a run.  Matt Skirving (.258) went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs.  Walker Goourley (.177) went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)

The GCL Pirates beat the GCL Yankees 10-8.  Vincent Payne (W, 2-2, 2.65) pitched five shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks and striking out two.  Yerfi Taveras (3.64) pitched two innings, allowing a run on two hits, with two walks and no strikeouts.  Sheng-Cin Hong (14.18) pitched 1.2 innings, allowing six runs on five hits, with no walks and one strikeout.

Michael Trinidad (.256) went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer (4) and two runs.  Gregory Polanco (.199) went 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs, and three stolen bases.  Wes Freeman (.206) went 2-for-3 with a double, a steal, two walks, and three RBIs.

DSL PIRATES (RK)

The DSL Pirates beat the DSL Yankees2 5-0.  Martires Cadet (W, 3-3, 2.31) pitched eight shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk, and striking out four.  Isaac Sanchez (1.04) pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Leandro Mejia (.310) went 3-for-4 with a double and a run.  Luis Urena (.206) went 2-for-3 with two runs, a walk, and an RBI.  Ramses Pena (.237) went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

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