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Prospect Watch: Lambo Homers Twice; Gomez Throws Five No Hit in Rehab Start

Prospect Watch: Lambo Homers Twice; Gomez Throws Five No Hit in Rehab Start


A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player page.

1. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 2.89) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.333) – 1-for-3, 3B

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-1, 2.83) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.291) – DNP

5. Austin Meadows, CF, 2013 1st Round Pick, Unsigned

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.289) – DNP

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (1-0, 0.00) – DNP

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (0-0, 0.00) – DNP

9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.000) – DNP

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.282) – DNP

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.307) – 2-for-4, 2B

12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.222) – DNP

13. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL

14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.000) – DNP

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) – Low-A DL

16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 4.95) – DNP

17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 0.00) – DNP

18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.63) – Triple-A DL

19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.308) – 2-for-4, BB

20. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-0, 0.00) – DNP



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Top Pitcher: Jeanmar Gomez, RHP (1-0, 1.13) – 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.243) – 4-for-8, 2B, 2 HR

Home Runs: Josh Harrison (3), Andrew Lambo 2 (3, 4), Alex Dickerson (6)




Andrew Lambo hit two homers on the night for Indianapolis.

Andrew Lambo hit two homers on the night for Indianapolis.

Game One Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 8, Norfolk 1

Starting Pitcher: Jeanmar Gomez, RHP (1-0, 1.13) – 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Josh Harrison, 2B (.310) – 3-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Andrew Lambo, LF (.188) – 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI

Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.253) – 2-for-4, 3B

Game Notes: Jeanmar Gomez made a rehab appearance, throwing 52 pitches and 35 strikes. He was scheduled for 60 pitches, and went to the bullpen to finish his outing. Josh Harrison had a huge night, hitting his third homer of the year, his 21st double, and stealing his 17th base. Andrew Lambo also hit his third homer, and now is tied for the system lead with 17 homers, tying with Stetson Allie. Harrison’s homer came off top prospect Kevin Gausman, while Lambo homered off Jon Rauch.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 5, Norfolk 3

Starting Pitcher: Andy Oliver, LHP (3.21) – 4.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.243) – 3-for-5, 2B, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Ivan De Jesus, 2B (.325) – 2-for-5, 2B

Darren Ford, CF (.211) – 2-for-5, 2B

Tony Sanchez, PH-DH (.307) – 1-for-1, 2B, RBI

Game Notes: Game two was scheduled to go the standard seven innings for a double header, but the game went to extras with the Indians winning in the tenth. Tony Sanchez came in to pinch hit in the top half of the inning with Brett Carroll on first and one out. Sanchez hit his 20th double of the year, bringing Carroll all the way around to score the go ahead run. Sanchez then scored on a Lucas May single. Earlier in the game, Andrew Lambo hit his second homer of the day, and his 18th homer of the year, putting him in the system lead. Andy Oliver once again struggled with his control, walking seven in 4.2 innings, and throwing 100 pitches in that span.



Box Score

Result: Altoona 5, New Hampshire 2

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (1.50) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, RF (.239) – 1-for-2, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Gregory Polanco, CF (.333) – 1-for-3, 3B

Game Notes: Eliecer Navarro made his debut with Altoona and picked up right where he left off with the Bradenton Marauders. Navarro gave up very few base runners, only allowed one run, and got zero run support to get a no decision. Alex Dickerson hit his sixth homer of the year in the seventh inning to give Altoona a 4-2 lead. Gregory Polanco is 6-for-18 with a triple in his five games in Double-A. Tonight’s triple was his first extra base hit.



Box Score

Result: Jupiter 3, Bradenton 2

Starting Pitcher: Matt Benedict, RHP (0-7, 5.37) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Elias Diaz, C (.263) – 1-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Alen Hanson, SS (.291) – 1-for-4, 3 K

Game Notes: Alen Hanson had his 21st error of the year tonight, and his sixth error in his last eight games. His defense has struggled lately, although the offense has remained hot. Matt Benedict, Ryan Beckman, and Emmanuel De Leon combined for a 16:1 GO/AO ratio. The Marauders offense combined for five hits tonight. They should get a boost tomorrow with Stetson Allie joining the offense.



West Virginia was off today for the SAL All-Star break.



Box Score

Result: Mahoning Valley 7, Jamestown 6

Starting Pitcher: Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP (1.80) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jodaneli Carvajal, 2B (.333) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Elvis Escobar, RF (.417) – 1-for-5, 2B

Harold Ramirez, LF (.308) – 2-for-4, BB

Max Rossiter, C (.333) – 1-for-3, BB, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Check out my 2013 Jamestown Jammers preview for information on all of the players on the roster. The Jammers had a 6-1 lead when Dovydas Neverauskas left the game after five innings. Neverauskas didn’t allow the run until two outs in the fifth inning, snapping a 22.2 inning scoreless streak to start the season for Jamestown. After that the Jammers bullpen allowed a run in each of the remaining innings, eventually losing in the bottom of the ninth due to poor control from Axel Diaz. Elvis Escobar picked up another hit, but also added two errors. Harold Ramirez had his second multi-hit game in three games this year.

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  • buster09

    Polanco’s third AB was a rocket right through the legs of 1st baseman Clint Robinson. It was hit so hard that he didn’t have time to get his glove down or block it with his legs,but it had to be ruled an error. His second AB,which resulted in a triple,was a textbook AB of about 8 pitches where he watched every pitch the guy had,picked out the one he liked and then hit a line drive into the right center gap to drive in the 1st Curve run and then scored on a sac fly to tie the game at that time.

    • Lee Young

      I think we should trade him for Stanton!!!

      :) :)

  • Lee Young

    I think the caption under Lambo’s picture is wrong? I thought he only hit ONE HR?

    • Lee Young

      my bad….sigh

    • Tim Williams

      One homer per game. :)

  • deacs

    Speaking of hits/errors did they really give Pedro a hit on that one hopper to Cozart or am I imagining things? I’m sometimes hyper critical of the team and feel they shouldn’t make stupid mistakes but I sometimes forget other teams make them too. Not that it’s right for the Pirates to have brain freezes in one run divisional games but it’s just good to see other teams make their share of F-ups.

    • Tim Williams

      I’ve seen that type of thing happen before. It seems that mental errors don’t usually get called errors. If you physically boot a grounder, they will call an error. But if you field the ball cleanly and make a stupid decision, it won’t be called, even though it should.

  • leadoff

    When the team grades out their own players, I betting Cozart gets an error, just like a hitter getting a lucky hit, the team views that far differently than the morning paper has it, you know, the next day it is a line drive in the box score, not to guys like Huntington.

  • smurph

    With the promotions from A, Altoona has a much more formidable team now.

    • Tim Williams

      Agreed. I think any team in the system would look better adding two of the top ten prospects in the system, including one of the top two (while already having the other one).

      Plus it helps that Dickerson and Rojas are hitting well lately.

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