Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/7/11


Top Pitcher: Zack Dodson (5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Alex Presley (3-for-4, R)

Home Runs: None


Presley went 3-for-4 today.

Box Score

Result: Norfolk 5, Indianapolis 2

Starting Pitcher: Justin Wilson (5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Alex Presley (3-for-4, R)

Notes: Justin Wilson (2-3, 2.83) got the start for Indianapolis, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits in five innings tonight.  Wilson struck out four and only allowed one walk, throwing 62 of 95 pitches for strikes.  Tony Watson (2.81) and Garrett Olson (4.15) each allowed one run in an inning of work.  Tim Wood (4.38) pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Alex Presley (.367) had a big night, going 3-for-4 with a run scored.  Josh Harrison (.373) went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, and an RBI.  Andrew Lambo (.194) went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.


Thompson struck out seven tonight in 4.2 innings.

Box Score

Result: Richmond 5, Altoona 0

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Thompson (4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Jeremy Farrell (1-for-2, 2 BB)

Notes: Check out my game story here.


Baker allowed three runs in four innings.

Box Score

Result: Charlotte 6, Bradenton 4

Starting Pitcher: Nathan Baker (4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Ramon Cabrera (2-for-3, BB, R)

Notes: Nathan Baker (2-1, 5.23) didn’t have his best start, allowing three runs on seven hits in four innings, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Jhonathan Ramos (4.08) pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out one.  Porfirio Lopez (6.75) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks in two innings.

Ramon Cabrera (.412) went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run.  Evan Chambers (.209) went 1-for-3 with a double, a run, and a stolen base.  Aaron Baker (.317) went 1-for-2 with two walks and an RBI.


Dodson pitched five shutout innings.

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 1, Augusta 0

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson (5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Matt Curry (2-for-4, 2B, R)

Notes: West Virginia got a great effort from their pitching staff tonight.  Zack Dodson (3.10) had a great start, pitching five shutout innings, allowing five hits, one walk, and striking out five.  Brooks Pounders (3-0, 1.80) continued his strong 2011 campaign, pitching three shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out four.  Jason Townsend (1.64) pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout to close things out.

The offense tonight came in the form of one run.  Matt Curry (.380) went 2-for-4 with a double and the only run scored.  Curry also recorded his fourth stolen base of the season.  Daniel Grovatt (.299) went 0-for-1, but walked three times.  Eric Avila (.146) went 1-for-3.




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