Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/5/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Jakubauskas

Indianapolis beat Louisville 5-3.  Chris Jakubauskas (4.45) pitched five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with one walk and two strikeouts.  Brian Bass (W, 4-4, 3.26) pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts.  Justin Thomas (2.48) pitched a perfect inning.  Jean Machi (SV, 23, 3.92) pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.

Mitch Jones (.249) went 1-for-3 with a homer (19) and two RBIs.  The homer was the first of the season for Jones as an Indian.  Brandon Moss (.268) went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and an RBI.  Pedro Ciriaco (.282) and Kevin Melillo (.274) each went 2-for-5 with a run scored.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Kevin’s recap of the game.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Marte

Bradenton lost to Charlotte 4-1.  Matt McSwain (L, 2-3, 3.64) pitched four innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Casey Erickson (3.38) pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, two walks, and striking out one.  Tyler Cox (3.32) pitched a shutout inning, allowing no hits, two walks, and striking out one. Tim Alderson (6.98) pitched an inning, allowing a run on two hits, with one walk and one strikeout.

Starling Marte (.315) went 1-for-4 with a stolen base (22).  James Skelton (.280) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a double.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Navarro

West Virginia beat Hagerstown 4-3 in ten innings.  Eliecer Navarro (3.49) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Maurice Bankston (4.68) pitched 2.1 perfect innings, with one strikeout.  Jhonatan Ramos (W, 1-1, 6.63) pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out two.

Ramon Cabrera (.269) went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Rogelios Noris (.236) went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and a stolen base.  Andy Vasquez (.304) went 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs.  Elevys Gonzalez (.267) went 1-for-3 with a solo homer (5).

STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season)

Cain

State College beat Williamsport 6-2.  Colton Cain (5.03) pitched four innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Kevin Decker (W, 8-1, 3.75) pitched four shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out two.  Ryan Beckman (4.68) pitched a perfect inning.

Drew Maggi (.156) went 2-for-4 with two runs and two steals (5).  Mel Rojas Jr. (.207) went 1-for-3 with a stolen base (7), a walk and two runs.  Kelson Brown (.293) went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI.  Gerlis Rodriguez (.201) went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two RBIs.

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