Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/11/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

The Result: Indianapolis split a double header with Toledo, winning the first game 7-3, and losing the second game 7-2.

-Daniel McCutchen got his eighth win of the season in game one, going six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, with three strikeouts and no walks.

Other Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 2 for 3 with a run in the first game. He went 0 for 2 with a walk in game two. Steve Pearce combined to go 3 for 4 with three walks. Catcher Eric Kratz hit his fifth homer of the year in game one.

AA

The Result: Altoona won 5-4 against Bowie.

-Jose Tabata went 1 for 4.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 0 for 5 with 2 strikeouts.

-Pedro Alvarez did not play. He will be in the Futures Game tomorrow, batting fifth as the DH.

-Daniel Moskos got his sixth win of the season, going five innings, with four runs on six hits, with four strikeouts and two walks.

Other Game Notes: Michael Dubee pitched a scoreless ninth inning, getting his first AA save of the season. Dubee has a 1.74 ERA in his time with Altoona. Miles Durham went 3 for 4, raising his average to .275. Steve Lerud and Jason Delaney each went 2 for 4.

A+

The Result: Lynchburg won 7-6 in 10 innings against Winston-Salem.

-Chase D’Arnaud went 0 for 3 with 2 walks and a run.

Other Game Notes: Catcher Kris Watts went 2 for 4 with a run. Jared Keel and Alex Presley each had homers. All-Star closer R.J. Rodriguez picked up the win, going 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit, and striking out two.

A

West Virginia was rained out.

A-

The Result: State College lost 5-0 against Jamestown.

Game Notes: Only three Spikes recorded hits. Starter Ricardo Paulino pitched four scoreless innings, allowing three hits, with four strikeouts and a walk.

GCL

The Result: Bradenton lost 8-1 to the GCL Tigers.

-Wes Freeman went 1 for 4 with a run.

-Gift Ngoepe did not play.

-Ramon Cabrera went 0 for 3 with a walk.

-Ronald Uviedo made a rehab appearance, pitching 1.1 innings with three runs on five hits, two strikeouts and no walks. It was the first appearance in almost a month for Uviedo. I added the GCL results to Uviedo’s page, but not to the game log.

Other Game Notes: Neil Walker went 1 for 5 in a rehab appearance. Second baseman Greg Picart went 3 for 3 in his season debut for the Spikes. Picart hit .274 for West Virginia. He’s 23 years old, so pretty much a non-prospect. Rinku Singh allowed three runs on three hits, with two walks and a strikeout, recording just one out.

VSL

The VSL Pirates did not play today.

Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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