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Insider Only Pirates Prospect Report: Alvarez homers, Morris has strong outing in season debuts

Class AAA Indianapolis, Class (AA) Altoona and Class (A) Bradenton were in action last night.
(AAA) Indianapolis Indians lose 17-4 in opener
Game 1: Prospects Run down
* Starter Kevin Hart (3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO) lasted three innings and received a no decision.
*Reliever Jeremy Powell took the loss (1.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO)
*Pedro Alvarez (1-for-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI)
*Jose Tabata (1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI)
*1B Steve Pearce (3-for-4, 2 2B, 1 R)
* RF Brandon Jones (2-for-5, 1 2B)

Altoona defeats Harrisburg 5-1
*Right-hander Mike Crotta (1-0) tossed six innings of one-hit baseball leading the Curve to a 5-1 win.
*Reliever Daniel Moskos (1.0 IP, 1H, 2BB, 2SO)
*CF Gorky’s Hernandez (1-for-3, 1 run)
* SS Chase d’Arnaud (1-for-3, 1 run, 1RBI)
Brandenton Marauders defeat Fort Myers Miracle 18-3
*Starting pitcher Bryan Morris (4.2 IP, 0 ER, 7 H, 5 K) pitched 4.2 innings of shutout baseball in the Marauders opening win.
*CF Robbie Grossman (2-4, HR, 2RBI)
*Tony Sanchez (2-4, 2RBI)
*Jeremy Farrell: (2-4, 2 HR’s, 7RBI’s)

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