Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/30/10



Indianapolis lost to Columbus 6-4.  Jeremy Powell (L, 10-9, 4.84) pitched 5.1 innings, allowing six runs on nine hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Justin Thomas (2.50) got the final two outs in the sixth, stranding a runner.  Steven Jackson (3.71) pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out three.  Jean Machi (4.13) pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit.

John Bowker (..330) went 3-for-3 with a double, a homer (4) and two RBIs.  Akinori Iwamura (.262) went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer (3) and two RBIs.  Mitch Jones (.251) went 2-for-4 with a run.  Kevin Melillo (.268) went 1-for-5 with a double and a run.


My game story of the Altoona/Bowie matchup tonight.



Bradenton beat Charlotte 3-2.  Nathan Adcock (3.38) pitched five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Casey Erickson (W, 6-2, 3.55) pitched 2.1 shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.  Noah Krol (SV, 33, 3.23) pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.

Quincy Latimore (.266) went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Jordan Newton (.333) went 1-for-2 with a double, a run, and a walk. Shelby Ford (.225) and Eric Fryer (.311) each went 1-for-4 with an RBI.



West Virginia beat Rome 10-4.  Jason Erickson (4.44) pitched five innings, allowing four runs on six hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Ryan Kelly (W, 2-3, 4.32) pitched three perfect innings with three strikeouts.  Mike Williams (4.42) pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.

Andy Vasquez (.333) went 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs, and an RBI.  Aaron Baker (.253) went 2-for-5 with two runs.  David Rubinstein (.286) went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs, and an RBI.  Ramon Cabrera (.264) went 1-for-4 with a run and three RBIs.  Rogelios Noris (.231) went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs, and an RBI.  Jesus Brito (.196) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run.  Benji Gonzalez (.235) went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.



State College lost to Batavia 6-2.  Brandon Cumpton (L, 0-1, 3.52) pitched 2.2 innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with two walks and no strikeouts.  Kevin Decker (4.02) pitched 2.2 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with no walks and one strikeout.  Justin Ennis (5.74) pitched 1.2 innings, allowing a run on two hits and a walk.  Mitchell Fienemann (3.82) pitched a perfect inning.

Cole White (.264) went 1-for-4 with a solo homer (3).  Adalberto Santos (.321) went 2-for-4 with a double.  Matt Curry (.300) went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.  Kelson Brown (.287) went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and 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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