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Monday, December 5, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/3/11

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Brad Lincoln (5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Alex Presley (4-for-6, HR, 3 RBI)

Home Runs: Alex Presley (4)

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Presley combined to go 4-for-6 today with his fourth homer of the year.

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 5, Durham 2; Durham 8, Indianapolis 5

Starting Pitcher: Brad Lincoln (5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR); Rudy Owens (2.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2 HR)

Top Hitter: Alex Presley (4-for-6, HR, 3 RBI)

Notes: Indianapolis split a double header with Durham.  Brad Lincoln (1-3, 6.49) had his best start of the 2011 season, allowing two runs on six hits in five innings, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Justin Thomas (3.29) and Tim Wood (4.76) each pitched perfect innings to close out the game.

Alex Presley (.354) led the offense, going 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs.  Matt Hague (.274) and Brian Friday (.245) each went 2-for-3.  Chase d’Arnaud (.226) and Corey Wimberly (.241) each went 1-for-3 with a stolen base.  Gorkys Hernandez (.236) went 1-for-2 with a double and his tenth stolen base of the year.

Rudy Owens (2-3, 5.81) struggled in game two, allowing five runs on five hits in 2.1 innings, with two homers.  Owens was ejected in the third after hitting a batter, immediately following his second home run allowed.  Tony Watson (2.40) pitched 1.2 perfect innings in relief.  Jose Ascanio (10.13) allowed one run on three hits in two innings.  Blaine Boyer (21.60) allowed two runs in an inning of work.

Alex Presley had another good game, going 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI.  Matt Hague provided most of the offense, going 1-for-3 with a double and four RBIs.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Altoona was postponed today.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Bradenton was off today.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

West Virginia was postponed today.

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Scott S

I have been a doubter, but it may be time to start taking Alex Presley more seriously as a ML starting OF prospect.

Anonymous

Welcome aboard the Presley bandwagon. There’s still plenty of room available.

Anonymous

Welcome aboard the Presley bandwagon. There’s still plenty of room available.

Anonymous

What is wrong with Rudy Owens?

………

Anonymous

Owens is the victim of heaped-upon expectations. I’ve always felt that Owens would be a tick better than Maholm, but people are expecting him to be a shutdown ace.

Owens is adjusting to a different level of hitter that can hit his offspeed stuff.

Ultimately, Owens will be fine and I still expect to see him in Pittsburgh this summer, but hopefully this recalibrates expectations.

Anonymous

Owens is the victim of heaped-upon expectations. I’ve always felt that Owens would be a tick better than Maholm, but people are expecting him to be a shutdown ace.

Owens is adjusting to a different level of hitter that can hit his offspeed stuff.

Ultimately, Owens will be fine and I still expect to see him in Pittsburgh this summer, but hopefully this recalibrates expectations.

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