Prospect Watch: Walk-Off Homer By Osuna, Lambo Continues To Drive In Runs


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 pre-season rankings, and links to each prospect writeup can be found by clicking the player names below. Players who weren’t in the original top 20 are linked to their player page on the site.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Indianapolis (5-3, 2.91) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 3.65) – DNP

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.317) – 1-for-5

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.276) – 0-for-4, BB, RBI, 2 SB

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training (UPDATE: Where Will Heredia Start the Year?)

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.273) – 2-for-4, 2B

7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.200) – 0-for-4

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-1, 3.21) – DNP

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (6-3, 3.09) – DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 5.24) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.286) – 0-for-4

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.297) – 1-for-4, RBI

14. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 1.42) – In Majors

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

16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (2-2, 5.96) – DNP

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

18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-2, 2.87) – DNP

19. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training

20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (3-3, 3.84) – DNP



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Top Pitcher: David Bromberg, RHP (3.91) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, RF (.327) – 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB

Home Runs: Willy Garcia (6), Max Moroff (5), Carlos Mesa (4), Jose Osuna (4)



Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 6, Durham 5

Starting Pitcher: Graham Godfrey, RHP (4.03) – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, C (.297) – 1-for-4, 2B, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Matt Hague, 1B (.297) – 1-for-3, RBI, BB

Duke Welker, RHP (3.34) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Graham Godfrey got the start today for Indianapolis, his first start since joining the Pirates organization last week. He had pitched three innings of relief in his Indianapolis debut earlier in the week. Godfrey made four starts and nine relief appearances while with Pawtucket this season. He gave up just one run through five innings, before a three run sixth inning knocked him out of the game. The Indians staged a comeback with six runs in the eighth inning, after Durham starter Mike Montgomery left the game without allowing a hit. Duke Welker came in for the ninth and picked up his first save of the season. Indianapolis had four hits and five walks on the night. Tony Sanchez, Matt Hague and Brett Carroll all drove in one run apiece.



Box Score

Result: Binghamton 3, Altoona 2 (live game recap)

Starting Pitcher: David Bromberg, RHP (3.91) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.291) – 1-for-4, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Carlos Paulino, C (.229) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

Quinton Miller, RHP (3.52) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: David Bromberg pitched six solid innings and the combination of Ethan Hollingsworth and Quinton Miller, threw three no-hit innings, but Altoona still dropped the series opener 3-2 to Binghamton. Andrew Lambo drove in both runs for the Curve, giving him 46 RBI’s on the season. He had driven in runs in nine of his last ten games. Charlie Cutler and Carlos Paulino both had two hits each and every position player in the lineup had at least one hit. The double by Paulino was the only extra base hit by the Curve. Jose Osuna 2




Box Score

Result: Bradenton 6, Ft Myers 5 in 10 innings

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (5.20) – 4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, RF (.232) – 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Jose Osuna, 1B (.244) – 1-for-5, HR

Eliecer Navarro, LHP (2.98) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Bradenton had three homers on the night, two of them came in dramatic fashion. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Carlos Mesa tied the game with a solo shot. After a scoreless inning by Zack Von Rosenberg, Jose Osuna hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the tenth inning. Willy Garcia also added a second inning solo homer. For Von Rosenberg, it was his first appearance in six weeks. Ryan Beckman also pitched a scoreless inning of relief. It was just his second appearance since returning from Tommy John Surgery. Zack Dodson got the start, but he  was knocked out early, throwing 91 pitches(50 strikes) in 4.2 innings. Alen Hanson stole two bases in the game. He now has 14 steals on the season.



Box Score

Result: Hagerstown 9, West Virginia 3

Starting Pitcher: Clay Holmes, RHP (2-5, 5.24) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Josh Bell, RF (.273) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Max Moroff, SS (.225) – 2-for-4, HR

Stetson Allie, DH (.330) – 1-for-4, RBI

Pat Ludwig, RHP (2.36) – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Clay Holmes couldn’t match his  five shutout innings from his last start, but there was a positive sign to his outing tonight, just two walks. He has had control troubles all season long, so the low walk total tonight is a step in the right direction. Pat Ludwig followed Holmes will three solid innings, while Bryton Trepagnier ran into trouble in the ninth, allowing three runs in the innings. Barrett Barnes had a rough return to the lineup. He hasn’t played since May 1st. In his first game back today, he went 0-for-4, striking out three times. Stetson Allie drove in his 55th run of the season. The double by Josh Bell was his 16th of the season. The home run by Moroff was his fifth of the season, a solo shot in the fifth inning.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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