Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/4/11


Top Pitcher: Jeffrey Inman (5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Robbie Grossman (1-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 SB, BB)

Home Runs: Eric Fryer (3)


Indianapolis was off today.


Fryer hit his third homer of the year tonight.

Box Score

Result: Akron 6, Altoona 3

Starting Pitcher: Mike Colla (5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Kris Watts (2-for-3, 2B, BB)

Notes: Mike Colla (4.00) made his second start, in place of Bryan Morris, who is currently on the Altoona disabled list.  Crotta had good results, allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits in five innings, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Matt McSwain (7.20) added a perfect inning. Chris Leroux (0-1, 9.00) got the loss in his first appearance since being demoted to Altoona this week, allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits in an inning of work.

Eric Fryer (.276) went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, his third of the year.  Shelby Ford (.229) went 2-for-3 with a run scored.  Kris Watts (.333) went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.  Jeremy Farrell (.345) left the game early, and was replaced by Ford.  Farrell injured his ankle the other day, and it’s assumed that this is related.


Inman allowed a run on two hits in five innings.

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 5, St. Lucie 2

Starting Pitcher: Jeffrey Inman (5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Robbie Grossman (1-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 SB, BB)

Notes: Bradenton had an odd night where they managed to get more runs (5) than hits (4).  That’s mostly due to three errors by St. Lucie, two of those coming in the seventh inning with two outs, leading to a five run frame.  Robbie Grossman (.274) gave the Marauders the lead, going 1-for-3 with a two RBI single in the seventh, putting the team up 4-2 at the time.  Jarek Cunningham (.284) followed him with an RBI single.  Three of the four hits for Bradenton in tonight’s game came in the inning, wrapped around the two errors.

Jeffrey Inman (1.64) had another nice start, allowing one run on two hits in five innings, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Inman has pitched 22 innings this year, with an 8:4 K/BB ratio, and only 15 hits allowed, which is nice to see.  Diego Moreno (1-1, 4.09) allowed a run on a walk and a hit in two innings.  Porfirio Lopez (5.40) added 1.1 perfect innings with one strikeout.  Ryan Beckman (1.35) added the final two outs.


West Virginia was off today.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJL4JKN4GXNTHPI2L4J3FUJ2Y4 Jason

    I thought Inman was more of a power pitcher – he’s been pretty successful thus far – but I was expecting more strikeouts.

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