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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/24/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

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.

AA

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.

A+

Lynchburg was rained out.

A

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.

A-

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.

GCL

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.

VSL

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.

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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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