Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/14/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

Indianapolis was off.

AA

Altoona was off.

A+

The Result: Lynchburg lost 3-2 to Potomac.

-Chase D’Arnaud went 1 for 3 with a walk and his third stolen base at Lynchburg.

Other Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 1 for 5. Kris Watts went 3 for 4. Matt Hague went 2 for 5. Justin Wilson pitched five innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with four walks and five strikeouts.

A

The Result: West Virginia lost 9-1 to Augusta.

-Robbie Grossman went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

-Tony Sanchez went 0 for 3 with a strikeout.

-Starling Marte went 1 for 4.

-Quinton Miller pitched 5.1 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits, with three walks and two strikeouts.

A-

The Result: State College lost 4-0 to Tri-City.

Game Notes: The State College offense only recorded four hits. Maurice Bankston started the game, pitching 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, with a walk and no strikeouts.

GCL

The Result: Bradenton lost 4-1 to the GCL Blue Jays.

-Wes Freeman went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts.

-Gift Ngoepe went 0 for 3 with a walk and a run.

-Ramon Cabrera did not play.

-Ronald Uviedo pitched three shutout innings in a rehab start, allowing one hit, with two walks and two strikeouts.

VSL

The Result: The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Rays 7-6.

-Jorge Bishop went 0 for 2 with two walks.

-Exicardo Cayonez went 1 for 3.

-Jonathan Barrios went 1 for 4 with a run.

Other Game Notes: Michaelangel Trinidad went 2 for 4 with his 12th homer of the season. Junior Sosa went 2 for 4 batting leadoff, raising his average to .309.

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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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