Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/14/11

DAILY SUMMARY

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

Top Hitter: Brock Holt (3-for-4, 3B, RBI)

Home Runs: None

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Olson pitched five no-hit innings.

Box Score

Result: Gwinnett 4, Indianapolis 0

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

Top Hitter: Corey Wimberly (2-for-3)

Notes: Garrett Olson (1.59) pitched five no-hit innings, allowing one walk and striking out five.  Chris Leroux (3.66) continued the no-hitter in the sixth, although the no-hit bid was lost in the seventh when Justin Thomas (4.26) gave up a hit in a shutout inning.  Michael Dubee (0-1, 6.75) gave up two runs in 1.1 innings.  Cesar Valdez (3.00) was responsible for both runs, and also gave up two of his own, allowing two hits and a walk, getting just two outs.

Corey Wimberly (.250) went 2-for-3.  Gorkys Hernandez (.263) went 1-for-3 with a double.  Brian Friday (.224) had the only other hit, going 1-for-3.  Indianapolis had three base runners picked off, including Gorkys Hernandez getting fooled by the hidden ball trick.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Holt went 3-for-4 with a triple.

Box Score

Result: New Britain 10, Altoona 4

Starting Pitcher: Bryan Morris (4.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Brock Holt (3-for-4, 3B, RBI)

Notes: Bryan Morris (1-3, 5.05) pitched four innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits, with three walks and no strikeouts.  Tim Alderson (2.78) pitched two innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with three walks and no strikeouts.  Alderson was wild, with four wild pitches.  Diego Moreno (6.00) pitched two shutout innings, allowing two walks and striking out three.  Noah Krol (3.20) pitched a perfect inning.

Brock Holt (.298) went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.  Jordy Mercer (.261) went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Jose Hernandez (.185) went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Rubinstein went 2-for-4 with a double and 3 RBIs.

Box Score

Result: Charlotte 7, Bradenton 5

Starting Pitcher: Quinton Miller (1.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: David Rubinstein (2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI)

Notes: Quinton Miller (4-6, 7.04) had a rough start, allowing six runs on six hits in 1.2 innings.  Brian Leach (4.66) came on to pitch 3.1 innings, allowing a run on two walks and two hits, while striking out three.  Jhonathan Ramos (2.97) pitched two shutout innings, allowing just one walk and striking out four.  Tyler Cox (0.00) made his 2011 debut, pitching a perfect inning with one strikeout.

David Rubinstein (.299) went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.  Elevys Gonzalez (.319) went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.  Calvin Anderson (.244) went 3-for-4 with a double and a walk.  Ramon Cabrera (.331) went 1-for-4 with a triple and a walk.  Robbie Grossman (.278) went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

Taillon struck out eight in 4.2 innings.

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

Result: Greensboro 3, West Virginia 2; Greensboro 3, West Virginia 0

Starting Pitcher: Jameson Taillon (4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HR); Brooks Pounders (2.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2 HR)

Top Hitter: Justin Howard (3-for-6, 2B)

Notes: Jameson Taillon (3.16) had a great start in game one of the double header.  Taillon allowed a run on three hits in 4.2 innings, with no walks and eight strikeouts.  Taillon’s other six outs were easy: three pop outs and three ground outs.  The lone run came on a home run in the fifth inning, which was his last pitch of the game.  Casey Sadler (2-4, 3.60) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in two innings.

Andy Vasquez (.285) went 1-for-3 with a stolen base.  Drew Maggi (.234), Justin Howard (.270) and Mel Rojas Jr. (.246) also each went 1-for-3.

Brooks Pounders (5-1, 3.16) made the start in game two, and allowed three runs on five hits in two innings, with two homers allowed.  Zac Fuesser (2.30) pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out three.

Justin Howard went 2-for-3 with a double.  Daniel Grovatt (.290) and Drew Maggi each went 1-for-3.

DSL Pirates (RK)

The DSL Pirates were off today.

VSL Pirates (RK)

Box Score

Result: Rays 11, Pirates 10

Starting Pitcher: Alexander Gutierrez (1.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Ulises Montilla (2-for-3, 3B, 2 BB)

Notes: Ulises Montilla (.351) went 2-for-3 with a triple and two walks.  Edgard Munoz (.384) went 3-for-5 with a double, a walk, and his 11th stolen base of the year.  Munoz also was caught stealing for the ninth time this year. Jose Salazar (.279) went 3-for-5 with a walk and a stolen base.  Dilson Herrera (.310) went 2-for-4 with a walk.

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