Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/8/11

DAILY SUMMARY

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

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

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.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

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.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

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 POWER (A)

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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