Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/3/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Moss

Indianapolis lost to Louisville 16-6.  Michael Crotta (L, 5-10, 4.93) only lasted one inning, allowing six runs on four hits, with two walks and one strikeout.  Corey Hamman (3.70) pitched three innings, allowing four runs on four hits, with two walks and one strikeout.  Anthony Claggett (6.37) pitched 2.2 innings, allowing five runs on six hits, with one walk and four strikeouts.  Brian Bass (3.36) pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.  Outfielder Jonathan Van Every (9.00) also took the mound for an inning, allowing a run on two hits, with no walks and one strikeout.  Van Every has made two pitching appearances in the majors, both with Boston.

Brandon Moss (.264) went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer (22) and three RBIs.  Alex Presley (.297) went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, and a run. Pedro Ciriaco (.269) went 3-for-5 with a run.  Kevin Melillo (.270) went 2-for-5.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Watts

Altoona lost to Reading 9-4.  Jared Hughes (L, 8-12, 4.42) pitched four innings, allowing eight runs, five earned, on seven hits, with two walks and six strikeouts.  Tom Boleska (2.49) pitched three innings, allowing a run on two hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Bryan Morris (4.25) pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts.

Kris Watts (.271) went 2-for-3 with a homer (4) and two RBIs.  Chase d’Arnaud (.246) went 1-for-4 with a solo homer (6).  Matt Hague (.294) went 2-for-4 with a run scored.  Jordy Mercer (.281) went 1-for-4 with a run.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Latimore

Bradenton lost to Charlotte 5-3.  Nathan Baker (L, 2-3, 3.02) pitched 3.1 innings, allowing four runs on six hits, with four walks and one strikeout.  Duke Welker (3.70) pitched 3.2 innings, allowing a run on two hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Tyler Cox (3.38) pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a strikeout.

Quincy Latimore (.265) went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.  Calvin Anderson (.264) went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.  Shelby Ford (.252) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run.  Adam David (.266) and James Skelton (.282) each went 2-for-4.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Miller

West Virginia lost to Hagerstown 6-5.  Quinton Miller (L, 3-6, 5.13) pitched five innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on five hits, with three walks and four strikeouts.  Mike Williams (4.75) pitched two innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with no walks or strikeouts.  Ryan Kelly (4.20) pitched two perfect innings with four strikeouts.

Kyle Morgan (.202) went 3-for-4 with a homer (11) and three RBIs.  David Rubinstein (.288) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run.  Evan Chambers (.237) went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a stolen base (33).

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)

My recap of the State College vs Williamsport game.

Author: Tim Williams

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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