Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/1/10



Indianapolis lost to Columbus 4-1.  Brad Lincoln (L, 7-4, 3.83) pitched two innings, allowing two runs on two hits with a walk and two strikeouts.  Lincoln was on a 50 pitch limit tonight.  Joe Martinez (5.72) pitched five innings, allowing two runs on eight hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Brian Bass (3.43) pitched two shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out one.

Doug Bernier (.242) went 1-for-2 with a double, a stolen base, and two walks.  Brandon Moss (.263) went 1-for-4 with a run.



Altoona lost to Bowie 6-2.  Tony Watson (L, 6-3, 2.65) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Michael Dubee (2.24) pitched 0.2 innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on two walks and two hits.  Tom Boleska (2.42) pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit.

Josh Harrison (.304) went 2-for-4.  Jordy Mercer (.276) went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.  Jim Negrych (.274) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run.



Bradenton lost a double header to St. Lucie tonight.  The first game was suspended last night, tied 3-3 in the sixth inning.  Bradenton lost 4-3 in eight innings.  Matt McSwain (3.42) pitched 5.2 innings last night, allowing three runs on five hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Craig Hansen (L, 1-3, 3.86) pitched two innings, allowing a run on three hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.

Shelby Ford (.244) went 2-for-3.  Quincy Latimore (..266) went 0-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.

Bradenton lost the regular game today 5-4.  Tim Alderson (L, 4-3, 6.93) pitched 6.1 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Kyle McPherson (0.00) made his debut with Bradenton, pitching 1.2 shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out three.

Starling Marte (.328) went 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI, and a stolen base (21).  Robbie Grossman (.245) went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Ford went 2-for-4 with two runs, a walk, and an RBI.



West Virginia beat Rome 12-4.  Brett Lorin (W, 2-3, 5.73) pitched five innings, allowing four runs on six hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Maurice Bankston (4.82) pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit.  Jhonatan Ramos (7.41) made his return to West Virginia, pitching two perfect innings and striking out three.

Jarek Cunningham (.263) went 3-for-4 with three runs, a double, a triple, a walk, a stolen base (11), and an RBI.  Evan Chambers (.239) went 0-for-2 with two walks, two runs, and two steals (32).  Elevys Gonzalez (.275) went 1-for-5 with a solo homer (4).  Rogelios Noris (.234) went 3-for-4 with a triple, a run, and an RBI.  Benji Gonzalez (.238) went 2-for-4 with a homer (1), a stolen base (17), and two RBIs.  Aaron Baker (.256) went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Jose Hernandez (.276) went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.


Check out my recap from the State College game tonight.

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