Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/26/11

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Colton Cain (6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Cole White (2-for-4, 2B, HR)

Home Runs: Tony Sanchez (2), Cole White (1), Evan Chambers (2)

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Owens allowed three runs in six innings.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 4, Pawtucket 3

Starting Pitcher: Rudy Owens (6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: John Bowker (2-for-4, BB, 2 RBI)

Notes: Rudy Owens (4-3, 4.21) allowed three runs on five hits in six innings, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Cesar Valdez (2.89) pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing a walk and striking out two.  Tim Wood (4.09) pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts to close out the game.

John Bowker (.348) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a walk.  Josh Harrison (.314) and Gorkys Hernandez (.248) each went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.  Matt Hague (.295) also went 2-for-4.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Marte went 2-for-4 with two doubles.

Box Score

Result: Bowie 4, Altoona 2

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Pribanic (5.0 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Starling Marte (2-for-4, 2 2B)

Notes: Aaron Pribanic (4-2, 2.60) had a rough start, allowing four runs on ten hits in five innings, with a walk and a strikeout.  Matt McSwain (5.79) pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out four.  Noah Krol (3.72) pitched a shutout inning with one strikeout.

Starling Marte (.335) went 2-for-4 with two doubles.  Tony Sanchez (.272) went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.  Brock Holt (.280) went 1-for-4 with a stolen base.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Irwin struck out ten in six innings.

Box Score

Result: Daytona 6, Bradenton 4

Starting Pitcher: Phillip Irwin (6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Cole White (2-for-4, 2B, HR)

Notes: Phillip Irwin (1.85) allowed four runs on six hits in six innings, with a walk and ten strikeouts.  Irwin had given up just three runs in 28 innings coming in to tonight’s start.  Brett Sinkbeil (0-1, 8.31) allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits in two innings.

Cole White (.179) went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run.  Evan Chambers (.185) went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk.  Elevys Gonzalez (.317) went 1-for-2 with a triple, two walks, and two RBIs.  Robbie Grossman (.267) went 2-for-4 with a run.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Curry went 3-for-5 with two doubles.

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 7, Delmarva 3

Starting Pitcher: Colton Cain (6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Matt Curry (3-for-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, SB)

Notes: Colton Cain (3-4, 3.68) allowed three runs on three hits in six innings, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Trent Stevenson (6.56) pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out one.  Victor Black (0.00) was activated today, and pitched a perfect inning.

Matt Curry (.375) went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs, plus a stolen base.  Elias Diaz (.194) went 3-for-4 with a double.  Daniel Grovatt (.292) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run.  Drew Maggi (.203) went 1-for-2 with two walks, and his ninth stolen base of the year.

VSL Pirates (RK)

Box Score

Result: Mariners 7, Pirates 3

Starting Pitcher: Alexander Gutierrez (3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Jordan Galvez (3-for-5, 3B, RBI)

Notes: Jordan Galvez (.296) went 3-for-5 with a triple.  Jose Roman (.324) went 2-for-4.  Edgard Munoz (.263) went 0-for-2 with two walks and an RBI.  His signing, along with four other international signings, was announced earlier today.

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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  • Anonymous

    Somebody open up the Pirates offices please.  Gentlemen’ there is a young man named Matt Curry in West Virginia that seems to be trying to hit .400 for your minor league team. Just a thought, I know you have an adversion to power on your major league team, but how bout promoting this young man to Bradenton or get bold and send him to central PA.

  • Anonymous

    Somebody open up the Pirates offices please.  Gentlemen’ there is a young man named Matt Curry in West Virginia that seems to be trying to hit .400 for your minor league team. Just a thought, I know you have an adversion to power on your major league team, but how bout promoting this young man to Bradenton or get bold and send him to central PA.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DS5DVABNJZA6NVQPLQCSXP4Q6M Scott S

      Amen!

  • Anonymous

    Somebody open up the Pirates offices please.  Gentlemen’ there is a young man named Matt Curry in West Virginia that seems to be trying to hit .400 for your minor league team. Just a thought, I know you have an adversion to power on your major league team, but how bout promoting this young man to Bradenton or get bold and send him to central PA.