Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/6/11

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Phillip Irwin (7.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Brian Friday (3-for-4, 3 2B, 2 RBI)

Home Runs: None

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

D'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a triple.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 6, Syracuse 4

Starting Pitcher: Brian Burres (6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Brian Friday (3-for-4, 3 2B, 2 RBI)

Notes: Brian Burres (3.86) pitched six innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Justin Thomas (4-1, 4.50) pitched a perfect inning.  Tim Wood (2.96) got the two inning save, allowing a hit and two walks, while striking out one.

Brian Friday (.248) went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBIs.  Chase d’Arnaud (.280) went 2-for-4 with a triple.  Eric Fryer (.240) went 2-for-4 with a double.  Alex Presley (.339) didn’t start, due to being out from getting hit in the elbow the other day, but did pinch hit, getting a triple in his only at-bat.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Altoona was off today.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Irwin pitched seven shutout innings.

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 4, Charlotte 0

Starting Pitcher: Phillip Irwin (7.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Robbie Grossman (2-for-3, 2 BB, 3 R)

Notes: Phillip Irwin (4-0, 2.08) pitched seven shutout innings, allowing seven hits, one walk, and striking out five.  Duke Welker (3.32) and Ryan Beckman (4.86) each pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.

Robbie Grossman (.274) went 2-for-3 with two walks.  Ramon Cabrera (.333) went 2-for-5 with two RBIs.  Elevys Gonzalez (.315) went 2-for-5 with an RBI.  Evan Chambers (.194) went 1-for-3 with two walks.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Grovatt went 2-for-4 with a double.

Box Score

Result: Delmarva 10, West Virginia 7

Starting Pitcher: Zack Von Rosenberg (3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR)

Top Hitter: Daniel Grovatt (2-for-4, 2B, BB)

Notes: Zack Von Rosenberg (7.22) got hit hard again, allowing five runs on seven hits in 3.1 innings, with two homers allowed.  Porfirio Lopez (4.22) allowed two runs, one earned, in 1.2 innings.  Zac Fuesser (1-2, 2.61) allowed three runs, one earned, in two innings.  Casey Sadler (3.60) pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out two.

Daniel Grovatt (.297) went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.  Drew Maggi (.224) went 2-for-5 with a double.  Chase Lyles (.286) went 2-for-3 with two walks and an RBI.  Elias Diaz (.214) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

DSL Pirates (RK)

The DSL Pirates were postponed today.

VSL Pirates (RK)

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

Result: Pirates 8, Tigers 4; Pirates 5, Tigers 1

Starting Pitcher: Luis Rico (3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR); Oderman Rocha (4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Ulises Montilla (3-for-6, 3B, 3 RBI)

Notes: Ulises Montilla (.348) went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs.  Edgard Munoz (.386) went 3-for-3 with three doubles and two runs.

In game two, Oderman Rocha (7.50) pitched four innings, allowing a run on two hits, with two walks and six strikeouts.  Eduardo Rangel (.271) went 2-for-3 with two walks.  Dilson Herrera (.333) went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.  Jose Salazar (.225) went 2-for-4 with a run.

Share This Article

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.

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/5/11

Next Story »

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/7/11

  • Anonymous

    Nice to see Grossman hitting for a decent average.  What is going on w/ ZVR?  I pray for his and the Bucco’s sake someone can help him turn things around, definately not the performance he, we, and the Bucco’s are expecting. 
    Philip Irwin – whoa, great stats and results, what a nice season thus far.
    And is it time yet to get Alex Presley up to play RF and sit G. Jones / Matt Diaz or release Matt Diaz?  What else does Presley have to do?!

Latest Analysis

  • Jose Tabata

    The Details of Jose Tabata’s New Swing

    22 hours ago

    On Friday I wrote about how Jose Tabata talked to Marlon Byrd over the off-season, aimed at changing his swing to add some leverage, lift the ball, ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    What Led to Keon Broxton’s Breakout Year in Altoona?

    2 days ago

    Keon Broxton used to be one of the top prospects in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm system. Baseball America ranked him as high as tenth in the system ...

    Read More
  • Adrian Sampson

    Don’t Forget About This Pitcher When Creating Your Pirates Dream Rotation

    3 days ago

    If you’re setting up a dream rotation for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the not-too-distant future, then you’re going to be throwing out names like Tyler Glasnow, Gerrit ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    Jose Tabata Changed His Swing After Talking With Marlon Byrd

    4 days ago

    Yesterday, Jose Tabata put one on the roof of the batting cages over the left-field fence at Pirate City. Today, he added two more. By that pattern, ...

    Read More
  • Antonio Bastardo

    How Ray Searage is Trying to Fix Antonio Bastardo’s Control Issues

    4 days ago

    Tony Watson has established himself as one of the best left-handed relievers in the game. Out of 142 qualified relievers last year, he ranked 21st in WAR, ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    Q&A: Will PNC Park Burn Down When Neil Walker Eventually Leaves?

    4 days ago

    Last week we started a Q&A article that will run every Friday. Right after the first article went up, we got a lot more questions. Normally I’ll ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles

    More

    Advertisement