Prospect Watch: Jerry Sands Homers Twice, But Indians Lose Second Playoff Game

TOP OF THE SYSTEM

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, Indianapolis (1-1, 3.89) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Indianapolis (.222) – 0-for-4

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (9-3, 2.18) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Altoona (.255) – Season Completed

5. Austin Meadows, CF, Jamestown (.529) – DNP

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.279) – DNP

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (3-3, 2.70) – Season Completed

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia (7-3, 3.05) – DNP

9. Reese McGuire, C, Jamestown (.250) – DNP

10. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.261) – Low-A DL

11. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – 60-Day DL

12. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.229) – Season Completed

13. Wyatt Mathisen, C, Jamestown (.269) – DNP

14. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (5-6, 4.08) – DNP

15. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (2-6, 3.33) – In Majors

16. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.285) – DNP

17. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-2, 2.57) – Season Completed

18. Jin-De Jhang, C, Jamestown (.277) – DNP

19. Elvis Escobar, OF, Jamestown (.268) – DNP

20. Phil Irwin, RHP, Indianapolis (1-0, 0.90) – 60-Day DL

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: James McDonald, RHP (0.00) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jerry Sands, RF (.750) – 3-for-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI

Home Runs: Jerry Sands 2 (1, 2)

 

Jerry Sands homered twice in the Indianapolis loss. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Jerry Sands homered twice in the Indianapolis loss. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS  

Box Score

Result: Durham 6, Indianapolis 5

Starting Pitcher: Graham Godfrey, RHP (0-1, -.–) – 0.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jerry Sands, RF (.750) – 3-for-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Brooks Brown, RHP (3.00) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

James McDonald, RHP (0.00) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Jared Goedert, 3B (.667) – 3-for-4, 2 2B

Game Notes: Indianapolis lost their second straight game, going down 2-0 in the best of five series against Durham. The Indians were down 6-2 in the ninth inning when Jerry Sands hit a three run homer with no outs to bring Indianapolis to within one. It was the second homer of the game for Sands, and his two homers were responsible for all five runs. Graham Godfrey gave up four runs in the first without recording an out. Brooks Brown went three innings, and was followed by James McDonald for two innings in relief. The Indians will play tomorrow and try to avoid elimination, with Wandy Rodriguez taking the mound.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE  

Altoona’s season is over.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Bradenton’s season is over.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

West Virginia was off today.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS

Jamestown was off today.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

The GCL Pirates’ season is over.

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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