Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/22/11

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Aaron Thompson (6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Calvin Anderson (2-for-3, 2B, HR, BB, 2 RBI)

Home Runs: Andy Marte (4), Jeremy Farrell (4), Calvin Anderson (6)

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Presley went 3-for-5 with a triple.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 5, Scranton/WB 4

Starting Pitcher: Justin Wilson (6.1 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Alex Presley (3-for-5, 3B, 3 RBI)

Notes: Justin Wilson (5-3, 2.67) had a reversal from his normal numbers, allowing four runs in 6.1 innings. He only walked one, rather than his usual high walk total, but allowed ten hits, rather than his usual low hit total.  He also struck out five.  Tony Watson (2.59) pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing a hit and striking out three.  Cesar Valdez (3.08) pitched a perfect inning.

Alex Presley (.335) went 3-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs.  Andy Marte (.167) went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs.  Chase d’Arnaud (.272) went 1-for-5 with his tenth stolen base of the year.  Josh Harrison (.321) went 1-for-4 with a double.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Farrell went 2-for-4 with a homer.

Box Score

Result: Altoona 5, Akron 4

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Thompson (6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Jeremy Farrell (2-for-4, HR)

Notes: After leaving in the first inning of his last start on the 19th, Aaron Thompson (4.23) returned on three days rest, allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Michael Dubee (3.16) pitched two shutout innings.  Noah Krol (2-2, 3.93) got the win, allowing a run in one inning.

Jeremy Farrell (.296) went 2-for-4 with a homer.  Jordy Mercer (.258) went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Starling Marte (.329) went 2-for-4 with a stolen base, his 11th of the year.  Brock Holt (.281) went 1-for-4 with a walk off RBI single in the 9th.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Anderson went 2-for-3 with a homer.

Box Score

Result: Lakeland 4, Bradenton 3

Starting Pitcher: Quinton Miller (6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Calvin Anderson (2-for-3, 2B, HR, BB, 2 RBI)

Notes: Quinton Miller (2-5, 7.68) allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Donald Veal (0.00) made his first rehab appearance, pitching a shutout inning, allowing a hit, two walks and striking out one.  Veal is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Calvin Anderson (.191) went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, and two RBIs.  Benji Gonzalez (.281) went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases.  Robbie Grossman (.255) went 1-for-3 with a double.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Avila went 2-for-4 with 2 doubles.

Box Score

Result: Lakewood 7, West Virginia 3

Starting Pitcher: Zac Fuesser (5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Eric Avila (2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI)

Notes: Zac Fuesser (1-1, 2.61) allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Brooks Pounders (3.00) allowed three runs on four hits in two innings.  Kevin Decker (2.45) pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out four.

Eric Avila (.187) went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.  Daniel Grovatt (.295) went 2-for-4 with a double.  Matt Curry(.371) went 1-for-2 with two walks.  Elias Diaz (.160) went 2-for-4 with a run.

VSL Pirates (RK)

The VSL Pirates were off today.

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