Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/6/11

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Phillip Irwin (7.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Brian Friday (3-for-4, 3 2B, 2 RBI)

Home Runs: None

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

D'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a triple.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 6, Syracuse 4

Starting Pitcher: Brian Burres (6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Brian Friday (3-for-4, 3 2B, 2 RBI)

Notes: Brian Burres (3.86) pitched six innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Justin Thomas (4-1, 4.50) pitched a perfect inning.  Tim Wood (2.96) got the two inning save, allowing a hit and two walks, while striking out one.

Brian Friday (.248) went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBIs.  Chase d’Arnaud (.280) went 2-for-4 with a triple.  Eric Fryer (.240) went 2-for-4 with a double.  Alex Presley (.339) didn’t start, due to being out from getting hit in the elbow the other day, but did pinch hit, getting a triple in his only at-bat.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Altoona was off today.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Irwin pitched seven shutout innings.

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 4, Charlotte 0

Starting Pitcher: Phillip Irwin (7.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Robbie Grossman (2-for-3, 2 BB, 3 R)

Notes: Phillip Irwin (4-0, 2.08) pitched seven shutout innings, allowing seven hits, one walk, and striking out five.  Duke Welker (3.32) and Ryan Beckman (4.86) each pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.

Robbie Grossman (.274) went 2-for-3 with two walks.  Ramon Cabrera (.333) went 2-for-5 with two RBIs.  Elevys Gonzalez (.315) went 2-for-5 with an RBI.  Evan Chambers (.194) went 1-for-3 with two walks.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Grovatt went 2-for-4 with a double.

Box Score

Result: Delmarva 10, West Virginia 7

Starting Pitcher: Zack Von Rosenberg (3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR)

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

Notes: Zack Von Rosenberg (7.22) got hit hard again, allowing five runs on seven hits in 3.1 innings, with two homers allowed.  Porfirio Lopez (4.22) allowed two runs, one earned, in 1.2 innings.  Zac Fuesser (1-2, 2.61) allowed three runs, one earned, in two innings.  Casey Sadler (3.60) pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out two.

Daniel Grovatt (.297) went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.  Drew Maggi (.224) went 2-for-5 with a double.  Chase Lyles (.286) went 2-for-3 with two walks and an RBI.  Elias Diaz (.214) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

DSL Pirates (RK)

The DSL Pirates were postponed today.

VSL Pirates (RK)

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

Result: Pirates 8, Tigers 4; Pirates 5, Tigers 1

Starting Pitcher: Luis Rico (3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR); Oderman Rocha (4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Ulises Montilla (3-for-6, 3B, 3 RBI)

Notes: Ulises Montilla (.348) went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs.  Edgard Munoz (.386) went 3-for-3 with three doubles and two runs.

In game two, Oderman Rocha (7.50) pitched four innings, allowing a run on two hits, with two walks and six strikeouts.  Eduardo Rangel (.271) went 2-for-3 with two walks.  Dilson Herrera (.333) went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.  Jose Salazar (.225) went 2-for-4 with a run.

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Anonymous

Nice to see Grossman hitting for a decent average.  What is going on w/ ZVR?  I pray for his and the Bucco’s sake someone can help him turn things around, definately not the performance he, we, and the Bucco’s are expecting. 
Philip Irwin – whoa, great stats and results, what a nice season thus far.
And is it time yet to get Alex Presley up to play RF and sit G. Jones / Matt Diaz or release Matt Diaz?  What else does Presley have to do?!

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