Insider Only Tuesday’s Minor League Report: Alvarez goes 2-for-4 in loss

*Pittsburgh Pirates Top prospect Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with 2 singles in the Indianapolis Indians 6-0 loss to Toledo Tuesday night.
Alvarez who is batting .250 with 3 home runs and 7 RBI’s in 6 games, is 3-for-7 with 2 runs scored in his last two games.
Alvarez is hitting .333 with runners in scoring position through 6 games but the opportunites to drive in runs Tuesday night were not there.
The Indians 1-3 hitters went a combined 1-for-10 as the Indians managed just 5 hits on the night.
Meanwhile, 2004 1st round pick Neil Walker continues to see action at multiple positions through the first six games.

Walker started in left field against Toledo, and was 1-for-2 on the night with a walk. Walker has also seen playing time at third base and second base in recent games and is off to a strong start batting .353 on the season.
1st baseman Steve Pearce whose “Big League” future is in doubt, leads the Indians with a .440 batting average. Pearce was 1-for-4 with a double on the night.
Starting pitcher Brian Bass (0-1) took the loss for the Indians. Bass lasted 4.1 innings giving up 9 hits and 3 earned runs.
(AA) Curve win in extra innings
The Altoona Curve defeated Richmond 1-0 in the bottom of the 14th innings off of a single through the left side of the infield by Josh Harrison that scored Jordy Mercer.
Derek Hankins (1-0) pitched the final three innings of the game and picked up his first win of the 2010 season.
Shortstop prospect Chase d’Arnaud finished 2-for-6 with a double. d’Arnaud is batting .217 on the season.
Centerfielder Gorky’s Hernandez is struggling at the plate going 1-for-6. Hernandez is batting .208 (5-for-24) on the season and has just 2 hits in his last 17 at-bats.
2007 1st round pick Daniel Moskos pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the Curve.

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