Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/31/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Jakubauskas

Indianapolis lost to Columbus 5-2.  Chris Jakubauskas (L, 1-4, 4.26) pitched five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Corey Hamman (3.05) pitched three shutout innings, allowing one hit, three walks, and striking out two.  Anthony Claggett (5.82) allowed two runs on two hits in an inning of work.

Brandon Moss (.263) went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Kevin Melillo (.267) went 1-for-4 with a run scored.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Altoona beat Bowie 9-1 to clinch the Western division of the Eastern League.  Check out my game recap, which includes video of Matt Hague’s first of two homers on the night.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Pribanic

Bradenton was scheduled to play a double header against St. Lucie tonight.  Bradenton lost the first game 4-3.  Aaron Pribanic (3.33) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Noah Krol (3.13) pitched two innings, allowing an unearned run on a walk and a hit, with two strikeouts.  Duke Welker (L, 0-1, 3.92) allowed an unearned run on a walk and a hit in 0.2 innings.

Quincy Latimore (.267) went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored.  Calvin Anderson (.269) went 2-for-3 with a walk, two doubles, and three RBIs.  Eric Fryer (.309) went 0-for-2 with two walks, two runs, and a stolen base.

Bradenton and St. Lucie were suspended in the 6th inning of game two with the score tied 3-3.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Navarro

West Virginia lost to Rome 3-1.  Eliecer Navarro (L, 1-2, 3.32) pitched six innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits, with a walk and seven strikeouts.  Marc Baca (5.23) pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks and striking out three.  Gabriel Alvarado (4.37) pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout.

Andy Vasquez (.321) went 1-for-4 with a run scored.  Jarek Cunningham (.259) went 1-for-3.  David Rubinstein (.286) went 1-for-4 with a stolen base (22).

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)

Curry

State College lost to Batavia 12-11 in 11 innings.  Colton Cain (5.10) pitched three innings, allowing six runs on four hits, with two walks and one strikeout.  Trent Stevenson (4.30) pitched two innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Brooks Pounders (4.46) pitched two innings, allowing an unearned run on no hits and two walks.  Ryan Beckman (4.79) pitched two shutout innings, allowing a hit, a walk, and striking out four.  Jason Townsend (L, 1-1, 3.79) got the loss, pitching 0.2 innings, and allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.

Matt Curry (.310) went 3-for-4 with a homer (7), two walks, and two RBIs.  Kelson Brown (.290) went 2-for-5 with a stolen base, and three RBIs.  Gift Ngoepe (.214) went 1-for-5 with a walk, a triple, two runs, and an RBI.

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