Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/19/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

The Result: Indianapolis lost 3-2 to Pawtucket.

Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 0 for 4. Brian Bixler went 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts. Shelby Ford went 0 for 2 with a walk. Eric Hacker pitched seven innings, allowing one run on six hits, with six strikeouts and no walks.

AA

The Result: Altoona won 7-0 against Harrisburg.

-Jose Tabata went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 2 for 4 with a triple.

-Pedro Alvarez went 0 for 4.

-Daniel Moskos pitched six shutout innings, allowing one hit, four walks, and one strikeout.

Other Game Notes: Brian Friday went 1 for 3 with a walk. Miles Durham went 1 for 2.

A+

The Result: Lynchburg beat Salem 10-3.

Game Notes: Matt Hague went 2 for 5. Justin Wilson pitched six innings, allowing one run on three hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.

A

The Result: West Virginia lost 12-6 to Rome.

-Robbie Grossman went 0 for 4 with a walk.

-Tony Sanchez did not play.

-Starling Marte did not play.

-Quinton Miller pitched four innings, allowing seven runs on six hits, with three walks and a strikeout.

Other Game Notes: Kyle Morgan went 1 for 4 with a homer in his first game with West Virginia. Greg Picart went 3 for 4.

A-

The Result: State College lost 3-0 to Staten Island.

Game Notes: State College was held to four hits for the second night in a row. Ty Summerlin went 1 for 4. Maurice Bankston pitched six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with two strikeouts and no walks.

GCL

Bradenton was off today.

VSL

The Result: The VSL Pirates lost to the VSL Phillies 9-7 in 11 innings.

-Jorge Bishop went 1 for 5.

-Exicardo Cayonez went 1 for 5 with 2 runs.

-Jonathan Barrios entered the game as a pinch runner, got a steal, and went 0 for 1 the rest of the game.

Other Game Notes: Michaelangel Trinidad went 2 for 5 with his 13th homer of the year and 3 RBIs.

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