Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/13/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

Indianapolis was off today.

AA

The Result: Altoona lost 3-2 to Bowie.

-Jose Tabata went 1 for 3 with a walk.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 0 for 4 with a strikeout. Gorkys is 0 for 14 with 6 strikeouts in his last three games.

-Pedro Alvarez had a pinch hit home run, his fourth homer at AA.

Other Game Notes: Kyle Bloom went four innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with four walks and seven strikeouts. Michael Dubee pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out two.

A+

The Result: Lynchburg lost 7-3 to Potomac.

-Chase D’Arnaud went 1 for 2 with three walks and his second stolen base in Lynchburg.

-Bryan Morris pitched four innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Lastings Milledge is in Lynchburg while Indianapolis is off for the International League All-Star break. Milledge went 0 for 3 with a walk. Jordy Mercer and Matt Hague each went 1 for 4, while catcher Kris Watts went 1 for 3 with a walk.

A

The Result: West Virginia lost 3-2 to Augusta.

-Robbie Grossman went 0 for 3 with two walks.

-Tony Sanchez went 2 for 4 with a walk. Sanchez is batting .441 in his time with West Virginia.

-Starling Marte went 1 for 3 with a run and a walk.

-Rudy Owens pitched six innings, allowing one run on six hits, with four strikeouts and a walk. The run was the first allowed by Owens since June 6th.

Other Game Notes: Calvin Anderson went 1 for 4. Jeremy Farrell went 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI. Diego Moreno allowed two runs in 2.1 innings for the loss. They were the only runs Moreno has allowed in 11 innings in West Virginia this year.

A-

State College was off today.

GCL

The Result: Bradenton won both games of a double header against the GCL Tigers.

-Wes Freeman played in both games, combining to go 2 for 6, getting both hits in game two.

-Gift Ngoepe played in the second game, going 2 for 4 with a stolen base, his third in the last four games.

-Ramon Cabrera caught the first game, going 0 for 3.

Other Game Notes: Neil Walker combined to go 3 for 9 in his rehab appearances, with a home run. Rinku Singh got his first win, striking out the only batter he faced.

VSL

The Result: The VSL Pirates lost to the VSL Mariners 7-5.

-Jorge Bishop went 0 for 3 with a walk.

-Exicardo Cayonez went 2 for 4.

-Jonathan Barrios went 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI.

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