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Pirates Farm Report

By: Mike Vukovcan
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The 2011 WPIAL and PIAA Baseball/Softball Playoffs were marked by some dominant pitching performances.

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Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Indianapolis outfielder Alex Presley will officially be promoted to the Pirates later today. Could his teammate 1B Matt Hague be next?

Hague, who was drafted in the 9th round of the 2008 Draft, is currently the hottest bat for Indianapolis. Over his last 10 games, he’s batting .462 with 4 HRs and 11 RBI.

Here’s a surprising stat concerning the right-handed hitting Hague: average vs. left-handed pitchers .276, average vs. right-handed pitchers .339.

Here’s how Hague and other Pirate prospects performed in the Monday morning Pirate Farm Report:

Indianapolis beat Pawtucket, 7-5:
*LF John Bowker: 2-5, HR (#4), 2 RBI, .300 average
*1B Matt Hague: 3-5 .317 average
*3B Josh Harrison: 1-4, .324 average
*SP Sean Gallagher: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K’s

Altoona lost to Harrisburg, 6-0:
*SP Phillip Irwin: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K (2.45 ERA)
*RP Bryan Morris: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
*CF Starling Marte: 1-4, Double (#19), .333 average
*RF Andrew Lambo: 0-3 .083 average
*1B Matt Curry: 0-3, .239 average

Bradenton (High A) beat St. Lucie, 11-3:
*CF Robbie Grossman: 1-3, 2 runs, Double, 2 Walks (.279 average)
*2B Jarek Cunningham: 0-3, 3 strikeouts (.261 average)
*1B Aaron Baker: 3-3, Double, 2 Walks, 2 RBI (#54)
*DH Calvin Anderson: 1-5, HR (#13), 2 RBI (#41)
*SP Brandon Cumpton: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
*RP Nathan Baker: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

West Virginia (Low A) beat Hickory, 3-1:
*SS Andrew Maggi: 2-4, run, HR (#2), 3 RBI (#21)
*CF Mel Rojas, Jr: 1-3, walk, (.268 average)
*SP Trent Stevenson: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER
*RP Victor Black: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (0.00 ERA)

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