Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/24/09
The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.
The Result: Indianapolis won 3-1 against Buffalo.
-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3 with a run.
Other Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 1 for 4. Brian Bixler went 2 for 4 with his fifth homer of the year. Eric Hacker pitched seven innings, allowing one unearned run on seven hits.
The Result: Altoona lost 2-1 to Akron.
-Jose Tabata went 3 for 4.
-Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 5 with a strikeout. He was ejected in the ninth inning, I assume for arguing balls and strikes.
-Pedro Alvarez walked in a pinch hitting appearance.
-Daniel Moskos got a tough luck loss, going six innings with two runs on five hits, one walk, and one strikeout.
Other Game Notes: Jeff Sues pitched two shutout innings, allowing just one hit with two strikeouts.
Lynchburg was rained out.
The Result: West Virginia won 4-1 against Savannah.
-Robbie Grossman went 2 for 3 with a walk.
-Tony Sanchez did not play.
-Starling Marte went 1 for 4 with a run and an RBI.
Other Game Notes: Casey Erickson pitched 5.1 innings, allowing one run on seven hits for his sixth win of the year, lowering his ERA to 1.84.
The Result: State College won both games of a double header against Mahoning Valley, winning 4-3 in game one and 10-6 in game two.
Game Notes: Ty Summerlin and Aaron Baker both went 2 for 4 in game one. Baker went 2 for 3 in game two. Zach Foster pitched 3.1 innings in game two, allowing one run on one hit, to get the win.
The Result: Bradenton lost to the GCL Tigers 3-1.
-Wes Freeman went 1 for 2 with his first steal of the season.
-Gift Ngoepe went 0 for 3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
-Ramon Cabrera went 0 for 4.
Other Game Notes: Eliecer Navarro and Edgar Gutierrez combined for nine strikeouts and no walks as the only two pitchers for Bradenton.
The Result: The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Tigers 8-1.
-Jorge Bishop did not play.
-Exicardo Cayonez went 1 for 3.
-Jonathan Barrios did not play.
Other Game Notes: Jorge Sosa went 2 for 3 with two runs. Luis Figuera pitched a scoreless inning. He’s allowed one run in 13 innings this year. Francisco Vilchez went five shutout innings, with one hit, one walk, and seven strikeouts.