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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/29/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Crotta

GAME STORY

Indianapolis lost to Columbus 10-5.  Michael Crotta (L, 5-9, 4.56) pitched four innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on eight hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Justin Thomas (2.54) pitched two shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out two.  Anthony Claggett (5.58) pitched one inning, allowing five runs on five hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Corey Hamman (3.31) pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Alex Presley (.304) went 3-for-5 with three RBIs.  Brandon Moss (.263) went 2-for-5.  Akinori Iwamura (.255) went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.  Pedro Ciriaco (.280) went 2-for-5 with a double and a run.  Brian Friday (.266) went 2-for-3 with two runs, a stolen base, and a walk.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

d'Arnaud

Altoona lost to Richmond 5-4.  Jared Hughes (4.23) pitched six innings, allowing four runs on three hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Bryan Morris (4.34) pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks and striking out two.  Ramon Aguero (L, 2-5, 9.17) pitched one inning, allowing a run on two hits, with a walk and a strikeout.

Chase d’Arnaud (.245) went 2-for-5 with a homer (5) and two RBIs.  Josh Harrison (.300) went 2-for-4 with a solo homer (4), two runs, and two stolen bases (19).  Jordy Mercer (.277) went 2-for-4.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Bradenton was off today.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

West Virginia was off today.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)

Dodson

State College lost to Batavia 6-4.  Zack Dodson (L, 2-5, 4.96) pitched four innings, allowing one run on five hits, with one walk and one strikeout.  Joely Rodriguez (27.00), who was promoted today from the Gulf Coast League, pitched one inning, allowing three runs on four hits, with a walk and no strikeouts.  Vincent Payne (4.50), who was also promoted from the GCL today, pitched two innings, allowing a run on one hit, with a walk and a strikeout.  Ryan Beckman (5.03) pitched an inning, allowing a run on two hits, with no walks and one strikeout.

Adalberto Santos (.318) went 3-for-4 with a double and a run.  Matt Curry (.299) went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Kelson Brown (.286) went 2-for-4 with a run.

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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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