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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/30/11



Top Pitcher: Michael Colla (6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: John Bowker (3-for-4, 3 RBI)

Home Runs: Quincy Latimore (4), Kris Watts (1), Rogelios Noris (3)


Bowker went 3-for-4.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 8, Scranton/WB 5

Starting Pitcher: Sean Gallagher (5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: John Bowker (3-for-4, 3 RBI)

Notes: Sean Gallgher (6.99) pitched five innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Justin Thomas (4.18) allowed a run on three hits in one inning.  Tony Watson (2.28) pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out five.  Tim Wood (3.66) got the save, pitching a perfect inning with one strikeout.

John Bowker (.333) went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.  Shelby Ford (.600) went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs in his first game back in AAA.  Brian Friday (.245) went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs.  Matt Hague (.293) went 2-for-4.  Alex Presley (.332) went 1-for-4 with three runs, a walk, and an RBI.  Eric Fryer (.250) went 1-for-4 with a double in his AAA debut.


Farrell went 2-for-3.

Box Score

Result: Altoona 8, Binghamton 0

Starting Pitcher: Michael Colla (6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Jeremy Farrell (2-for-3, RBI)

Notes: Michael Colla (4-1, 2.20) continued his impressive run as a starter, pitching six shutout innings, while allowing just four hits, no walks, and striking out two.  In seven starts this year, Colla has pitched 36 innings, with a 1.75 ERA and a 28:8 K/BB ratio.  Bryan Morris (2.96) pitched three perfect innings, striking out two.  Since returning from his injury, Morris has made four appearances.  Three came in relief, and his one start lasted just three innings.

Jeremy Farrell (.294) went 2-for-3 with an RBI.  Jordy Mercer (.249) went 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.  Matt Curry (.250) made his AA debut, going 1-for-4 with a run.  Kris Watts (.266) went 1-for-3 with a three run homer.  Quincy Latimore (.227) went 1-for-4 with a homer.


Bradenton was off today.


Cumpton allowed one earned run in seven innings.

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 8, Hickory 6

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton (7.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Rogelios Noris (1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI)

Notes: Brandon Cumpton (6-3, 4.53) allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits in seven innings, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Trent Stevenson (7.46) allowed four runs, all in the ninth inning, on three hits in two innings of relief.

Mel Rojas Jr. (.246) went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.  Rogelios Noris (.225) went 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs.  Eric Avila (.201) went 1-for-2 with a run.  Daniel Grovatt (.287) went 1-for-3 with three RBIs.

DSL Pirates (RK)

The DSL Pirates were suspended in the seventh inning.

VSL Pirates (RK)

Box Score

Result: Pirates 6, Rays 5

Starting Pitcher: Oderman Rocha (4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera (3-for-3, 2B)

Notes: Dilson Herrera (.364) went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs.  Herrera, the shortstop signed for $220,000 last year, has recorded a hit in each of his 11 games this year.  Jordan Galvez (.282) went 1-for-3 with two stolen bases, a walk, and an RBI.

Tim Williams
Tim Williams
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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