Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/13/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

The Result: Indianapolis lost 7-6 to Columbus.

-Jose Tabata did not play. He’s missed the last three games with a minor wrist injury.

-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Eric Hacker pitched 4.1 innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits, with three walks and four strikeouts. Neil Walker went 3 for 4 with a homer. Jeff Clement went 3 for 4 with two RBIs.

AA

The Result: Altoona won 9-8 in 10 innings.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 5 with a walk.

-Pedro Alvarez went 3 for 4 with two walks. Alvarez is batting .432/.545/.682 in 44 at-bats in the month of August, including 11 hits in his last 18 at-bats.

-Tim Alderson pitched three innings, allowing five runs on seven hits, with three walks and a strikeout.

Other Game Notes: Ray Chang went 3 for 6 with a grand slam in the third inning to tie the game. Jeff Sues pitched two innings, allowing one run, no hits, one walk, and striking out two.

A+

The Result: Lynchburg lost 10-8 to Kinston.

-Chase d’Arnaud went 1 for 5 with a double and a stolen base.

-Ronald Uviedo pitched one inning, allowing four runs on four hits, with a walk, strikeout, and a homer.

-Nathan Adcock pitched one inning, allowing two runs on one hit, with three walks, a strikeout, and a homer.

Other Game Notes: Josh Harrison went 1 for 4 with a double. Jordy Mercer went 1 for 3 with a double and two walks. Kris Watts went 2 for 5 with two RBIs. Eric Fryer went 3 for 5 with a homer.

A

The Result: West Virginia won 12-6 against Lexington.

-Robbie Grossman went 1 for 5 with two runs.

-Tony Sanchez went 3 for 5 with a homer and four RBIs. In the month of August he’s hitting .406/.487/.844 with three homers in 32 at-bats.

-Brett Lorin pitched two innings, allowing one run on two hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.

-Starling Marte did not play.

Other Game Notes: Kyle Morgan went 1 for 5 with his fifth homer of the year. Jeremy Farrell went 2 for 5. Casey Erickson pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit and one walk, with one strikeout.

A-

The Result: State College split a double header with Oneonta.

Game Notes: Brock Holt went a combined 3 for 6. Evan Chambers combined to go 2 for 5. Nelson Pereira pitched three innings, allowing three runs on two hits, with four walks and a strikeout in game one. 2009 5th round pick Nathan Baker allowed three runs on three hits in two innings, with a walk and two strikeouts. Jason Erickson pitched four innings in the second game, allowing one run on four hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.

GCL

The Result: Bradenton won 13-7 against the GCL Braves.

-Wes Freeman went 1 for 5.

-Gift Ngoepe went 1 for 4.

-Ramon Cabrera went 2 for 4.

Other Game Notes: Rogelios Noris went 2 for 5 with a homer. Gerlis Rodriguez went 3 for 5 with two RBIs. Andrew Walker went 4 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs. 2009 7th round pick Trent Stevenson pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out one. Dinesh Patel pitched two innings, allowing one run on two hits, with no walks and a strikeout for his first win.

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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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