TOP OF THE SYSTEM

A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings as of 6/9/11.

1. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-1, 2.74) – 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-0, 2.70) – Next Probable Start: 7/8

3. Starling Marte, CF (.319) – 0-for-3, BB

4. Tony Sanchez, C (.249) – 1-for-4

5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 6.00) – Next Probable Start: 7/6

6. Rudy Owens, LHP (6-5, 5.22) – Next Probable Start: 7/6

7. Bryan Morris, RHP (1-3, 3.94) – DNP

8. Colton Cain, LHP (5-6, 3.14) – Next Probable Start: 7/8

9. Justin Wilson, LHP (9-4, 4.01) – Next Probable Start: 7/7

10. Jeff Locke, LHP (5-8, 4.57) – 5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, RHP (2.74) – 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jared Lakind, 1B (.111) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI

Home Runs: Dan Grovatt (4), Eric Avila (3), Jared Lakind 2 (2)

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (43-43)

Alvarez made his first AAA rehab start.

Box Score

Result: Toledo 2, Indianapolis 1

Starting Pitcher: Sean Gallagher, RHP (3-9, 5.69) – 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Pedro Alvarez, DH (.500) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers

Jordy Mercer, SS (.188) – 1-for-3, BB

Donald Veal, LHP (5.79) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Michael Crotta, RHP (3.86) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Pedro Alvarez made his first rehab appearance at the AAA level, moving up from high-A Bradenton.  He has a little less than two weeks before he has to come off the disabled list.  Matt Hague went 0-for-2 with two walks.

AA: ALTOONA CURVE (36-46)

Locke was hit hard tonight.

Box Score

Result: Akron 7, Altoona 1

Starting Pitcher: Joe Beimel, LHP (0.00) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Quincy Latimore, LF (.216) – 1-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Jeff Locke, LHP (5-8, 4.57) – 5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Tim Alderson, RHP (2.74) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Beimel made his first rehab appearance for Altoona.  Beimel is nearing the end of his rehab work, and could be back in the majors right after the All-Star break.  Brock Holt wet 0-for-2 with a walk, and stole his 13th base of the season.

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS (37-45 Overall, 7-5 2nd Half)

Chambers went 1-for-2 with a double.

Box Score

Result: Palm Beach 6, Bradenton 2

Starting Pitcher: Brian Leach, RHP (1-2, 7.82) – 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Evan Chambers, CF (.214) – 1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB

Other Notable Performers

Robbie Grossman, RF (.279) – 0-for-3, 2 BB, RBI, SB

Game Notes: Grossman has more walks (34) than hits (31) since the beginning of June, and he hit for a .341 average in June.  His stolen base was the 17th of the year.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER (40-40 Overall, 5-7 2nd Half)

Grovatt hit his third homer in his last six games.

Box Score

Result: Lexington 5, West Virginia 4

Starting Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, RHP (2.74) – 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Grovatt, RF (.286) – 3-for-4, 2B, HR, SB

Other Notable Performers

Mel Rojas Jr., CF (.254) – 3-for-4, 2B, 3B

Eric Avila, 3B (.197) – 1-for-4, HR

Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP (7.23) – 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Victor Black, RHP (2.25) – 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Taillon’s two runs came in the third inning.  He left in the fourth with the bases loaded, but Zack Von Rosenberg got out of the jam.  Von Rosenberg moved to the bullpen after a bad start on Friday.  Dan Grovatt has three homers in his last six games, giving him four on the year.  He stole his 13th base of the season tonight.

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (5-13)

Lewis has three straight multi hit games.

Box Score

Result: Auburn 9, State College 5

Starting Pitcher: Matt Benedict, RHP (1.50) – 5.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Taylor Lewis, CF (.216) – 2-for-4, BB

Other Notable Performers

Billy Nowlin, 1B (.200) – 1-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Auburn won on a walk off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th inning.  Nowlin was recently signed by the Pirates, and made his organizational debut tonight.  Benedict has allowed three earned runs in 18 innings in his pro career so far.  Taylor Lewis has multiple hits for his third game in a row.

RK: GCL PIRATES (8-5)

Lakind hit two homers today.

Box Score

Result: Pirates 10, Tigers 3

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (7.71) – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jared Lakind, 1B (.111) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Gregory Polanco, RF (.226) – 1-for-2, 2 BB, RBI, SB

Jose Osuna, DH (.412) – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Ryan Hornback, C (.429) – 3-for-4

Bryton Trepagnier, RHP (1-1, 5.59) – 3.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Lakind hit his first two homers of the year today.  Yhonathan Barrios stole two bases.  Zack Dodson made his second rehab appearance, and did much better this time around, after allowing four runs in 1.2 innings last time out.

RK: DSL Pirates (17-10)

The DSL Pirates were postponed today.

RK: VSL Pirates (25-16)

The VSL results weren’t uploaded last night.

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