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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/8/11


Top Pitcher: Garrett Olson (4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Jeremy Farrell (3-for-4)

Home Runs: None


Olson pitched four shutout innings.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 1, Buffalo 0

Starting Pitcher: Garrett Olson (4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: John Bowker (2-for-4, RBI)

Notes: Garrett Olson (2.04) pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out three.  Anthony Claggett (0.00) pitched two shutout innings, allowing three walks.  Justin Thomas (5-1, 4.18) allowed three hits in two shutout innings, with three strikeouts.  Cesar Valdez (2.73) closed it out with a shutout inning, striking out one.

John Bowker (.327) went 2-for-4 with the only RBI.  Alex Presley (.335) went 1-for-3.  Miles Durham (.222) scored the only run after getting a pinch hit double.


Farrell went 3-for-4.

Box Score

Result: Erie 7, Altoona 6

Starting Pitcher: Bryan Morris (4.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Jeremy Farrell (3-for-4)

Notes: Bryan Morris (3.69) returned to the rotation, allowing four runs on five hits in four innings, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Jared Hughes (3-4, 4.09) pitched two innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with two walks and a strikeout.  Matt McSwain (4.79) pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout.  Donald Veal (13.50) pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Jeremy Farrell (.293) went 3-for-4.  Brock Holt (.297) went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.  Matt Curry (.324) went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.


Baker allowed three runs in six innings.

Box Score

Result: Jupiter 4, Bradenton 3

Starting Pitcher: Nathan Baker (6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Elevys Gonzalez (2-for-4, BB, SB)

Notes: Nathan Baker (4.26) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Brian Leach (6.23) pitched a perfect inning.  Jhonathan Ramos (0-3, 3.25) took the loss, allowing an unearned run on a walk and a hit in one inning.

Elevys Gonzalez (.319) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base.  Robbie Grossman (.276) went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run.


West Virginia was off today.

DSL Pirates (RK)

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

Result: Pirates 7, Mets 4; Mets 10, Pirates 9

Starting Pitcher: Angel Sanchez (0.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR); Clario Perez (4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Edwin Espinal (4-for-8, 2 2B, 6 RBI)

Notes: Edwin Espinal (.444) went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in game one, and 2-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs in game two.  Jesus Vasquez (.350) went 1-for-3 in each game, with a double in each of his hits. Jhoanel Jimenez (.714) went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

VSL Pirates (RK)

Box Score

Result: Reds 7, Pirates 5

Starting Pitcher: Roberto Espinoza (4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera (2-for-4, 2B, 3B)

Notes: Dilson Herrera (.333) went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple.  Jordan Galvez (.313) went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.  Edgard Munoz (.370) went 1-for-5 with a double and a stolen base.

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Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.


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