Prospect Watch

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/8/11

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/8/11


Top Pitcher: Jeff Locke (4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Chris Snyder (3-for-3, R, 2B, HR, 6 RBI)

Home Runs: Eric Fryer (1), Chris Snyder (1)


Hague had three hits tonight.

Box Score

Result: Columbus 3, Indianapolis 2

Starting Pitcher: Sean Gallagher (4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Matt Hague (3-for-4, RBI)

Notes: Indianapolis lost to Columbus 3-2, after failing to capitalize on a bases loaded, no out situation in the bottom of the ninth.  Matt Hague (.500) went 3-for-4 on the day, and led off the ninth with his third single of the game.  Brian Friday (.333) followed that up with his only hit of the game, a single, putting Hague at second.  Josh Harrison came on to pinch run for Hague, and Corey Wimberly (.333) sacrificed Harrison and Friday in to scoring position.  After Andrew Lambo was intentionally walked as a pinch hitter, Gorkys Hernandez (.250) was called out on strikes, followed by a ground out by Pedro Ciriaco (.000) to end the game.  Chase d’Arnaud (.333) went 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk, an RBI, and a stolen base.

Sean Gallagher (0-1, 6.75) got the loss, allowing three runs on seven hits in four innings.  Dan Meyer (0.00) made his organizational debut, pitching 2.1 shutout innings, although he walked three.  Daniel Moskos (0.00) pitched 1.1 shutout innings, with a walk, a triple, and two strikeouts, and according to Scott McCauley, he threw his slider for strikes.


Locke threw 4.2 innings, allowing two unearned runs today.

Box Score

Result: Erie 2, Altoona 1

Starting Pitcher: Jeff Locke (4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Eric Fryer (1-for-3, HR)

Notes: Altoona lost their second straight one run game, after a throwing error by Tony Sanchez and a wild pitch by Jeff Locke brought in two runs in the fourth inning.  Locke (0-1, 0.00) pitched 4.2 innings, and didn’t run in to much trouble outside of the fourth inning.  He did throw two wild pitches, one in the first, and one in the fourth.  He was bailed out by Tim Alderson (0.00) in the fifth inning, after allowing a two out double.  Alderson threw 1.1 shutout innings, allowing one walk and striking out two, for an impressive debut.

The Altoona offense didn’t do much tonight.  The lone run came on a solo homer by Eric Fryer (.167) his first of the season.  Brock Holt (.200) went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks, along with two stolen bases.  Jordy Mercer got the other hit, going 1-for-2 with two walks.  Tony Sanchez recorded a caught stealing, his first of the year, making him 1-for-3 on the season.


Snyder made another rehab start, going 3-for-3 with a double and a homer.

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 13, Charlotte 0

Starting Pitcher: Joe Beimel (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Chris Snyder (3-for-3, R, 2B, HR, 6 RBI)

Notes: Bradenton’s offense had a big game today, combining for 13 runs on 13 hits, with 10 walks.  Chris Snyder (.833) made another rehab start, going 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, and six RBIs.  Evan Chambers (.333) went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base, two runs, and an RBI.  With the double, stolen base, and walk, he was just a strikeout away from an Evan Chambers cycle.  David Rubinstein (.625) went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.  Robbie Grossman went 1-for-5 with a walk, but struck out four times, which isn’t good.

Joe Beimel (0.00) pitched a rehab inning, then was pulled in favor of Matt McSwain (1-0, 0.00).  McSwain picked up the win, throwing five shutout innings, allowing three hits.  Jeffrey Inman (0.00) came on in relief, pitching two shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.  Gabriel Alvarado (0.00) closed it out with a shutout inning, striking out two.


West Virginia was postponed due to rain.

Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.

Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide -- a book that features profiles on every prospect in the system. We also have a promotion with DraftKings where you can get a FREE one-year subscription to the site by signing up as a new DraftKings customer and making a $5 minimum deposit. Subscribe today for our full playoff coverage, and all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.
Prospect Watch

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, 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.

More in Prospect Watch


Prospect Watch: Indianapolis Comes Up Empty in Series Finale

John DrekerSeptember 19, 2015
Chad Kuhl 2

Prospect Watch: Kuhl Pitches Brilliantly, Bell Collects Four Hits in Indianapolis Win

John DrekerSeptember 18, 2015
Tyler Glasnow 5

Prospect Watch: Indianapolis Keeps the Season Alive Behind Comeback

Ryan PalencerSeptember 17, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Prospect Watch: Indianapolis Loses Again, Errors Play Big Part

John DrekerSeptember 16, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Prospect Watch: Casey Hughston’s Homer Helps Give Morgantown NYPL Title

John DrekerSeptember 15, 2015
JT Brubaker 0805

Prospect Watch: Brubaker and Arribas Put Morgantown One Win Away From Title

John DrekerSeptember 14, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects