Jakubauskas Starts In Bradenton, Welker’s Save #5

Sunday action in the Pirates’ minor league organization…. the GCL Pirates had the day off, and all of the rest of the affiliates won their games.

Bradenton Marauders �7, �Fort Myers Miracle �6 (box)

IMG_2353Chris Jakubauskas (photo) made the start for the Marauders, going into the 5th inning and allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, with 3 strikeouts. �Jakubauskas worked his way out of trouble in each of the first three innings. �He gave up back-to-back hits to begin the game, but got out of the 1st inning with a line out and a double play. �Two more runners got on in the 2nd, on a single and a fielding error, but Jakubauskas worked around them to keep the Miracle from scoring. �Two more singles and another error in the 3rd again had Jakubauskas in a jam, but a runner caught stealing and a fielder’s choice out got him out of it again. �Finally, in the 4th, Jakubauskas could not escape — a double and a single drove in Fort Myers’ first run. �Jakubauskas began the 5th with an out, then two walks, and that was the end of his afternoon. �Tom Boleska relieved him, but threw a wild pitch, then gave up a single and a sacrifice fly to bring in those two runners, both runs charged to Jakubauskas.

Nate Adcock pitched the next 3 innings for the Marauders. �Adcock surrendered another 2 runs, on a walk, a double, an RBI single, and an RBI ground out in the 6th inning. �Adcock kept the Miracle from scoring in the 7th and the 8th, but the Marauders entered the bottom of the 8th behind by a score of 5-0.

The Marauders had gone down in order in the first three innings of the game. �They had one runner on base in each of the next two innings — a single by 2B Jose De Los Santos in the 4th, a single by 3B Adam Davis in the 5th. �Two batters reached base in the 6th, when De Los Santos got to first on an error and C Eric Fryer walked. �None of them could come around to score.

Then, in the bottom of the 8th, it was the Marauders who found the miracle. �With one out, De Los Santos doiubled, RF Robbie Grossman singled, and Fryer also doubled, and the score was 5-2. �After a pitching change, LF Quincy Latimore walked, and DH Calvin Anderson singled, to load the bases. �CF Austin McClune doubled, driving in both Grossman and Latimore, and a passed ball allowed Anderson to score, tying the game at 5-5.

Noah Krol took the mound in relief of Adcock to begin the 9th inning. �He was greeted by a solo home run, which gave Fort Myers a 6-5 lead. �Krol gave up a triple also, but left that runner stranded.

SS Adenson Chourio led off the bottom of the 9th with a single to second base. �De Los Santos sacrifice bunted him to second base, and Grossman walked. �Fryer tied the game again with a single into right field, as Chourio raced around from second base. �Then Calvin Anderson won the game with a walk-off single, scoring Grossman for a 7-6 win.

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Jakubauskas Makes Rehab Start; Sanchez’s Jaw Broken

Tuesday’s action in the Pirates’ lower minor league organization

GCL Yankees �11, �GCL Pirates �4 (box)

Chris Jakubauskas, who suffered a concussion while pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates back in April, made his first appearance in a real game today, with the GCL Pirates. �He pitched 3 innings, and suffered the loss as he gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and a walk. �He did strike out 5 batters. �Jakubauskas retired the Yankees in order in the 1st inning, then gave up a run on a triple and a sacrifice fly in the 2nd. �He allowed a lone walk in the 3rd inning, but began the 4th with a single, a double, and a 3-run homer, followed by another single.

Joan Montero finished the 4th for Jakubauskas, then gave up a run on a single, a wild pitch, and four walks in the 5th. �Dovydas Neverauskas completed the 5th, and gave up 2 runs in the 6th, ona double, a walk, and a 2-RBI single. �The Yankees scored 4 runs in the 8th, though only one was earned. �The inning began with a throwing error b 2B Luis Solano, then a double and a single both brought in a run. �Another fielding error and two more singles gave the Yankees a total of 11 runs. �Rinku Singh pitched a scoreless 9th inning for the Pirates, allowing a single and a walk, then getting a line-out into a double play before ending the inning with a strikeout.

The Pirates’ bats could not keep up with the Yankees. �They scored one run in the 2nd, when C Elias Diaz led off with a double, was sacrifice bunted to third, and scored on a fielder’s choice by Solano. �The Pirates added a run in the 4th. �RF Gregory Polanco led off with a single up the middle. �A grounder by LF Exicardo Cayonez forced Polanco out at second but left Cayonez at first. �Cayonez stole second base and advanced to third on a throwing error by the Yankees’ catcher. �He scored on a wild pitch. �Another error contributed to the Pirates’ run in the 6th. �SS Kevin Mort singled and 3B Eric Avila and Diaz both walked. �The fielding error on Solano’s ball to short allowed Mort to score. �Polanco scored the Pirates’ final run in the 8th, when he doubled, moved to third on a ground out, and scored on Cayonez’s RBI single.

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Draft Pick Signings

The final list of the Pirates’ 2010 draft pick and which ones have signed.� As expected, first-round pick Jameson Taillon and second-round pick Stetson Alllie both signed on the final day, though they didn’t wait until the last possible second like what happened a couple of years ago.

A total of 27 signed out of 50, by my count.

(+ denotes draftees who have just graduated from high school)

1. RHP Jameson “Jamo” Taillon �+��� SIGNED 8/16

2. RHP Stetson Allie �+����� SIGNED� 8/16

3. CF Mel Rojas Jr. — SIGNED 7/15

4. RHP Nicholas Kingman +� –SIGNED� 8/9

5. RHP Tyler Waldron �– SIGNED �6/18

6. RHP Jason Hursch +

7. RHP Austin Kubitza +

8. RHP Dace Kime +

9. RHP Brandon Cumpton — SIGNED 8/9

10. RHP Zachary Weiss +

11. LF Daniel Grovatt — SIGNED 8/13

12. RHP Vincent Payne �– �SIGNED 6/18

13. LHP Christopher Kirsch +

14. RHP Bruce Weidman �– SIGNED 6/21

15. SS Andrew Maggi� — SIGNED 8/16

16. 1B Matthew Curry — SIGNED �7/2

17. RHP Ryan Hafner + — SIGNED 8/9

18. OF Chase Wentz

19. LHP Kent Emanuel +

20. OF Justin Bencsko — SIGNED �6/15

21. CF Dale Carey +

22. 2B Adalberto Santos �– SIGNED 6/20

23. 1B Jared Lakind +� –SIGNED 8/16

24. 1B Justin Howard — SIGNED 6/25

25. RHP Casey Sadler �– SIGNED 6/28

26. RHP Brandon Pierce +

27. RHP Kevin Kleis� – SIGNED 7/9

28. SS Zackary Powers +

29. RHP Garret Levsen +

30. C Matt Skirving — SIGNED 6/15

31. RHP Jason Townsend — SIGNED 6/28

32. IF Chase Lyles — SIGNED 6/15

33. LHP Justin Ennis — SIGNED 6/15

34. SS Kelson Brown — SIGNED 6/15

35. CF Andrew Muren

36. RHP James Archibald — SIGNED 6/28

37. C William Allen +

38. RHP Alex Cox +

39. RHP Kevin Decker — SIGNED 6/10

40. RHP Harrison Cooney +

41. RHP Bryton Trepagnier + �–SIGNED 7/5

42. LHP Stephen Lumpkins

43. RHP Garrett Hicks +

44. RHP Cory McGinnis

45. RHP Connor Sadzeck +

46. C Ryan Wiggins +

47. CF Nathan Sorenson +

48. LHP Dillon Haviland +

49. RHP Logan Pevny +� – SIGNED� 7/9

50. RHP Dusty Isaacs +

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Draft Days– The Whole List

Draft days…. we all know the results of Round One: �Jameson “Jamo” Taillon, a high school pitcher from Houston was the first selection, and second over-all pick, by the Piratres. �Check out more info on Taillon from Chuck Finder and Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette., �and another from a few days ago by Chuck Finder.

Taillon is a righty pitcher from The Woodlands High School, 6′ 6 1/2″ and 220 pounds. �He has lit up the radar at 98 mph, though usually is mid-to-high 90’s. �This season, Taillon has pitched 62.2 innings and earned a 8-1 record and a 1.79 ERA with 21 walks and 114 strikeouts. �That’s almost 2 strikeouts per inning. �He uses a fastball, curve, slider, and sometimes a change-up. �He has a scholarship to Rice University…. he’ll have to be lured away. � …. 7th round pick Austin Kubitza has also committed to Rice.

The second round pick, Stetson Allie, is another right-handed pitcher from the Cleveland area, where he attended St. Edward’s High School. �Allie is reported to have superior arm strength, and can also get into the upper 90’s, but he has not always been able to go deep into games.

Pick number three is outfielder�Mel Rojas Jr, son of former MLB pitcher Mel Rojas. � He comes from a junior college, Wabash Valley College, in Illinois.

So, here’s the entire list:

1. �RHP Jameson “Jamo” Taillon – The Woodlands HS, Houston, TX

2. �RHP Stetson Allie – St. Edwards HS, Cleveland, OH

3. CF Mel Rojas Jr – Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL — J2

4. RHP Nicholas Kingman — Sierra Vista HS, Las Vegas, NV

5. RHP Tyler Waldron — Oregon State, �(California) �– �Jr

6. RHP Jason Hursch – Trinity Christian Acadamy (HS), TX

7. RHP Austin Kubitza — Heritage HS, TX

8. �RHP Dace Kime – Defiance Senior HS, Cleveland area, OH

9. RHP Brandon Cumpton — Georgia Tech — Jr

10. RHP Zachary Weiss – Northwood HS, CA

11. LF Daniel Grovatt — U Virginia — Jr

12. RHP Vincent Payne — Cypress College, CA — J1

13. �LHP Christopher Kirsch — Marple Newtown HS, PA

14. RHP Bruce Weidman — Southwestern Oregon CommColl �– J1

15. SS Andrew Maggi — Arizona State — So

16. 1B Matthew Curry – Texas Christian U — Sr

17. �RHP Ryan Hafner — Lee’s Summit West HS, MO

18. OF Chase Wentz – Louisiana St. U Shreveport — Jr

19. LHP Kent Emanuel – Woodstock HS, GA

20. OF Justin Bencsko – Villanova U — Sr

21. CF Dale Carey – Wheeler HS, GA

22. 2B Adalberto Santos – Oregon State — Sr

23. 1B Jared Lakind – Cypress Woods HS, TX

24. 1B Justin Howard – New Mexico — Sr

25. RHP Casey Sadler – Western Oklahoma State College — J2

26. RHP Brandon Pierce — Gunter HS, TX

27. RHP Kevin Kleis – Grossmont College — J1

28. SS Zackary Powers – Armwood HS, FL

29. RHP Garret Levsen – Sonora HS, CA

30. C Matthew Skirving – Eastern Michigan U — Jr

31. RHP Jason Townsend – U Alabama Tuscaloosa — Jr

32. IF Chase Lyles – Northwestern St. U — 5S

33. LHP Justin Ennis – Louisiana St. U Shreveport — Jr

34. SS Kelson Brown – Linfield College — Sr

35. CF Andrew Muren – Cal State Northridge — Jr

36. RHP James Archibald – McLennan Comm Coll — J1

37. C William Allen – Buchholz HS, FL

38. RHP Alex Cox – Santiago HS, CA

39. RHP Kevin Decker – Coll of Charleston — Sr

40. RHP Harrison Cooney – Vero Beach Senior HS, FL

41. RHP Bryton Trepagnier — East St. John HS, LA

42. LHP Stephen Lumpkins – American U — SO

43. RHP Garrett Hicks – Yucaipa HS, CA

44. RHP Cory McGinnis – Shelton State Coll — J1

45. RHP Connor Sadzeck – Crystal Lake Central HS, IL

46. C Ryan Wiggins – West Seattle HS, WA

47. CF Nathan Sorenson – Texas HS, TX

48. LHP Dillon Haviland – South Fayette HS, PA

49. RHP Logan Pevny – West Milford HS, NJ

50. RHP Dusty Isaacs – �Lebanon HS, OH

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