Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/2/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Presley

Indianapolis beat Louisville 7-5.  Dana Eveland (8.87) pitched four innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, with two walks and nine strikeouts.  Justin Thomas (W, 5-0, 2.58) pitched two innings, allowing a run on one hit, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson (3.58) pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out three.  Jean Machi (SV, 21, 4.06) pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and two walks.

Alex Presley (.293) went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, and two RBIs.  Akinori Iwamura (.264) went 2-for-3 with two walks and a double.  Kevin Melillo (.268) went 2-for-4 with a homer (10), two runs, and three RBIs.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Mercer

Altoona lost to Bowie 7-2.  Jeff Locke (L, 3-2, 3.59) had his worst start at the AA level, allowing seven runs on eight hits in five innings, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Ramon Aguero (8.68) pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out one.  Michael Colla (3.24) pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos (1.37) pitched a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout.

Jordy Mercer (.281) went 4-for-5.  Chase d’Arnaud (.246) went 2-for-5 with a run and a stolen base (33).  Miles Durham (.260) went 1-for-3 with a solo homer (10).  Josh Harrison (.305) went 2-for-5 with an RBI.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Leach

Bradenton beat St. Lucie 9-4.  Brian Leach (W, 9-9, 3.85) pitched seven innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Jason Erickson (3.46) pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out three.

Starling Marte (.325) went 1-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Shelby Ford (.244) went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Eric Fryer (.304) went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run, and an RBI.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Irwin

West Virginia beat Rome 3-0.  Phillip Irwin (W, 6-3, 3.35) pitched seven shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out eight.  Zach Foster (SV, 6, 4.28) pitched two shutout innings, allowing one walk and striking out two.

Jairo Marquez (.294) went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer (2), and two RBIs.  Benji Gonzalez (.239) went 1-for-3 with a double.  Rogelios Noris (.235) went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)

My report from the State College Spikes game.

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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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