Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/11/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.


The Result: Indianapolis lost 4-2 against Columbus.

-Jose Tabata did not play.

-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 3 with a run.

Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 0 for 4. Phil Dumatrait pitched six innings, allowing four ones (one earned) on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.


The Result: Altoona won 10-3 against Portland.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 3 for 6 with three runs.

-Pedro Alvarez went 3 for 4 with two RBIs.

Other Game Notes: Shelby Ford went 2 for 5 with two runs and two RBIs. He’s hitting .333 so far at AA. Steve Lerud went 3 for 5.


The Result: Lynchburg lost 5-2 to Kinston.

-Chase d’Arnaud went 3 for 5 with a double.

Other Game Notes: Justin Wilson pitched five innings, allowing one run on three hits, with three walks and three strikeouts. Josh Harrison went 2 for 4. Matt Hague went 2 for 5.


The Result: West Virginia won 6-3 against Hickory.

-Robbie Grossman went 0 for 3 with a run.

-Tony Sanchez did not play.

-Starling Marte went 2 for 5 with his 17th stolen base of the year.

Other Game Notes: Brian Leach pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with two walks and six strikeouts. I just want to point out that Hickory has a pitcher named Mark Hamburger.


The Result: State College won 9-4 against Oneonta.

Game Notes: Brock Holt went 2 for 4 with a homer, his sixth of the year, and four RBIs. Tyler Cox pitched six innings, allowing four runs on six hits, with no walks and eight strikeouts. Victor Black pitched three shutout innings, allowing one hit, with no walks and three strikeouts for the save.


The Result: Bradenton won both games of a double header against the GCL Phillies.

-Wes Freeman went 3 for 3.

-Gift Ngoepe went 3 for 8 combined between both games.

-Ramon Cabrera went 2 for 4 with two doubles in game one. He also stole home plate on the back end of a double steal.

Other Game Notes: Rogelios Noris went 1 for 3 in game one. Andrew Walker went 2 for 3 with a homer in the second game.


The Result: The VSL Pirates continued their best of three series with the VSL Rays to determine the 2009 VSL champion. The Pirates lost 8-7, which evens the series at 1-1. The next game will determine the 2009 VSL Champion.

-Jorge Bishop went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBIs.

-Exicardo Cayonez went 1 for 4.

-Jonathan Barrios did not play.

Other Game Notes: Luis Cardona went 4 for 4 with three runs. Michaelangel Trinidad went 2 for 4 with three RBIs.

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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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