Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/24/11

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Brett Lorin (6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Calvin Anderson (4-for-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI)

Home Runs: Calvin Anderson (7), Jarek Cunningham (10), Eduardo Rangel (1)

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Bowker went 2-for-4.

Box Score

Result: Scranton/WB 5, Indianapolis 1

Starting Pitcher: Sean Gallagher (6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: John Bowker (2-for-4)

Notes: Sean Gallagher (1-7, 7.17) allowed three runs on five hits in six innings, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Blaine Boyer (16.50) pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.  Daniel Moskos (3.09) made his return to AAA, allowing two runs on four hits in an inning of work.

John Bowker (.338) went 2-for-4.  Gorkys Hernandez (.239) went 1-for-4 with a run and his 11th stolen base of the year.  Dusty Brown (.275) had the only other hit, going 1-for-2 with a walk.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Hughes allowed two runs in six innings.

Box Score

Result: Bowie 3, Altoona 2

Starting Pitcher: Jared Hughes (6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez (1-for-2, 2B, BB)

Notes: Jared Hughes (3.26) got the start, allowing two runs on five hits in six innings, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Diego Moreno (0.00) made his 2011 AA debut, pitching a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Michael Dubee (2-2, 2.93) allowed an unearned run on three hits in two innings to get the loss.

Quincy Latimore (.217) went 1-for-3 with a run and two walks.  Tony Sanchez (.273) went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.  Jeremy Farrell (.291) went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and an RBI.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Anderson went 4-for-5 with a homer.

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 9, Lakeland 0

Starting Pitcher: Brett Lorin (6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Calvin Anderson (4-for-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI)

Notes: Brett Lorin (2-2, 2.75) pitched a great game, allowing a walk and two hits in six shutout innings, with six strikeouts.  Eliecer Navarro (5.17) pitched 2.2 perfect innings, and Jason Erickson (4.91) got the final out to complete the shutout.

Calvin Anderson (.212) went 4-for-5 with a double and his seventh homer of the year.  Jarek Cunningham (.287) went 2-for-5 with a double and his tenth homer of the year.  Aaron Baker (.277) went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and an RBI.  Robbie Grossman (.262) went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

West Virginia was off today.

VSL Pirates (RK)

Box Score

Result: Pirates 9, Reds 6

Starting Pitcher: Oderman Rocha (2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Eduardo Rangel (2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI)

Notes: Dilson Herrera (.276) went 1-for-3 with two runs.  Eduardo Rangel (.125) went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs.  Jordan Galvez (.176) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Tim Williams

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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