Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/12/11

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Zack Von Rosenberg (5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham (4-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI)

Home Runs: Jarek Cunningham (12), Justin Howard (4), Kevin Mort (1), Yeffrey Jaquez (1)

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Wilson allowed two runs in six innings.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 4, Gwinnett 3

Starting Pitcher: Justin Wilson (6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Andy Marte (3-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI)

Notes: Justin Wilson (8-3, 3.45) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Chris Leroux (3.77) pitched two innings, allowing a run on three hits, with one strikeout.  Cesar Valdez (2.55) pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.

Andy Marte (.224) went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.  Matt Hague (.297) went 2-for-4.  Alex Presley (.342) went 1-for-4 with his 14th stolen base of the year.  Kris Watts (.250) went 1-for-3 with a triple.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Marte went 5-for-8 in Altoona's two games.

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

Result: Altoona 13, Reading 4; Reading 2, Altoona 1

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Pribanic (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR); Jeff Locke (5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Starling Marte (5-for-8, 2B)

Notes: Altoona split a double header with Reading, with the first game being a continuation of their suspended game from yesterday.  Altoona was up 11-1 in the third when the game was suspended yesterday.  Aaron Pribanic (2.86) got the start, allowing a run on two hits in two innings.  Matt McSwain (1-0, 4.56) pitched five innings today, allowing two runs on five hits.  Aaron Thompson (4.80) pitched two innings, allowing a run on three hits.

Starling Marte (.339) went 3-for-5 with a double.  Jeremy Farrell (.293) went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs.  Jordy Mercer (.257) went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.  Matt Curry (.277) went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and an RBI.

Jeff Locke (4.46) pitched game two, allowing a run on six hits in five innings, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Donald Veal (0-1, 12.00) pitched an inning, allowing a run on two hits, with no walks and one strikeout.

Starling Marte went 2-for-3 with a run.  Brad Chalk (.230) went 2-for-2.  Jordy Mercer (.257) went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Cunningham hit his 12th homer of the year.

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 7, Fort Myers 3

Starting Pitcher: Phillip Irwin (5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham (4-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI)

Notes: Phillip Irwin (5-0, 2.02) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on seven hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Jason Erickson (4.50) pitched 3.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out five.

Jarek Cunningham (.286) went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer, and two RBIs.  Ramon Cabrera (.336) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.  Calvin Anderson (.227) went 2-for-3 with a double.  Evan Chambers (.191) went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and two stolen bases.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Von Rosenberg pitched five shutout innings.

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 10, Greensboro 1

Starting Pitcher: Zack Von Rosenberg (5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Daniel Grovatt (3-for-4, 2B, BB, SB, 4 RBI)

Notes: Zack Von Rosenberg (2-4, 6.59) pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out three.  Trent Stevenson (6.32) pitched four innings, allowing a run on three hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

Daniel Grovatt (.298) went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a stolen base, and four RBIs.  Drew Maggi (.235) went 3-for-5 with a stolen base.  Justin Howard (.268) went 3-for-4 with a homer.  Kevin Mort (.206) went 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs.  Kawika Emsley-Pai (.306) went 2-for-2 with two walks.

DSL Pirates (RK)

Box Score

Result: Yankees 10, Pirates 7

Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez (3.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Diego Goris (4-for-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI)

Notes: Diego Goris (.351) went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, and two RBIs.  Yefaine Gerald (.357) went 2-for-5 with two RBIs.  Yeffrey Jaquez (.143) went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs.

VSL Pirates (RK)

The VSL Pirates were off today.

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