Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/19/11

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Quinton Miller (6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Kawika Emsley-Pai (3-for-4, 2B, RBI)

Home Runs: Gift Ngoepe (2)

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Indianapolis was postponed tonight.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Altoona was postponed tonight.  I will be seeing them on Thursday-Saturday.  This postponement means I will be seeing Aaron Thompson, Jared Hughes, and Aaron Pribanic.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Miller allowed one run in six innings.

Box Score

Result: Jupiter 1, Bradenton 0

Starting Pitcher: Quinton Miller (6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Ramon Cabrera (1-for-3)

Notes: Quinton Miller (1-2, 9.45) had a nice start, allowing one run on five hits in six innings, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Jason Erickson (5.00) followed up with two shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, with two strikeouts.  However, the Bradenton offense didn’t manage many hits.

David Rubinstein (.421), Ramon Cabrera (.448), and Adalberto Santos (.368) each went 1-for-3.  Jarek Cunningham (.234) had the only other hit, going 1-for-4.  Evan Chambers (.217) went 0-for-3 with a walk, and an outfield assist, throwing a runner out at home.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Cumpton allowed seven runs in his third straight outing.

Box Score

Result: Kannapolis 11, West Virginia 7

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton (2.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Kawika Emsley-Pai (3-for-4, 2B, RBI)

Notes: Brandon Cumpton (0-3, 17.72) had another horrible outing for West Virginia, giving up seven runs in his third start in a row.  After combining to allow 14 runs on 16 hits in 8 innings in his first two starts, Cumpton allowed seven runs on seven hits in 2.2 innings.  Cumpton allowed six runs in the third inning.  Zac Fuesser (2.70) allowed three runs on five hits in four innings, with three walks and two strikeouts.  Zach Foster (4.32) allowed a run on three hits in 1.1 innings, with no walks and three strikeouts.

Gift Ngoepe (.273) went 1-for-3 with a home run, his second of the year.  Ngoepe left the game with an injury, and was replaced by Andy Vasquez (.375), who went 2-for-2 with a triple.  Rogelios Noris (.208) went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Daniel Grovatt (.345) went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run.  Grovatt and Noris each had outfield assists.

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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