Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/10/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

The Result: Indianapolis won 2-1 against Columbus.

-Jose Tabata went 2 for 4.

-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 2 with a walk.

-Daniel McCutchen pitched 7.2 shutout innings, allowing seven hits, no walks, and striking out seven for his 11th win of the season.

Other Game Notes: Interesting note, Robinzon Diaz got the start at third base tonight, going 1 for 3. Jeff Clement went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

AA

Altoona was off today.

A+

Lynchburg was off today.

A

The Result: West Virginia beat Hickory 9-3.

-Robbie Grossman did not play.

-Tony Sanchez went 3 for 4 with his second homer in as many games, four runs, and three RBIs.

-Starling Marte went 0 for 5, snapping a 22 game hitting streak. It was only the second time in 34 games played with West Virginia that he has gone without a hit.

-Aaron Pribanic pitched five innings, allowing one run on four hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Kyle Morgan went 4 for 5 with three doubles. Quincy Latimore went 3 for 5.

A-

State College was off today.

GCL

The Result: Bradenton won 2-0 against the GCL Yankees in the bottom of the 12th.

-Wes Freeman went 1 for 5 with a walk off two run homer to win it.

-Gift Ngoepe went 0 for 3 with a walk.

-Ramon Cabrera went 0 for 4.

Other Game Notes: Rogelios Noris went 2 for 4 with a run and a double. Gerlis Rodriguez went 3 for 5 with a double. Trent Stevenson made his professional debut, pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. Zac Fuesser pitched three shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and two strikeouts.

VSL

The Result: The VSL Pirates started their best of three series with the VSL Rays to determine the 2009 VSL champion. The Pirates won game one 7-6.

-Jorge Bishop went 0 for 3 with two walks.

-Exicardo Cayonez went 1 for 3 with a run.

-Jonathan Barrios did not play.

Other Game Notes: Michaelangel Trinidad went 1 for 3 with a homer, his 15th of the 2009 season.

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