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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/14/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

The Result: Indianapolis won 14-5 against Columbus.

-Jose Tabata went 0 for 6 with a run in his first game back from his minor wrist injury.

-Brad Lincoln pitched five innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with no walks, six strikeouts and two homers.

-Argenis Diaz did not play.

Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 3 for 6 with his seventh homer at Indianapolis and four RBIs. Neil Walker went 1 for 4. Erik Kratz went 3 for 5 with his seventh homer of the year.

AA

The Result: Altoona won 3-2 against New Hampshire.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

-Pedro Alvarez went 3 for 3 with a walk and a homer. Alvarez is crushing the ball this month, batting .468/.576/.766 with three homers in 47 at-bats. He’s batting .350/.424/.600 with nine homers in 160 at-bats at AA.

-Daniel Moskos pitched eight innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Brian Friday and Miles Durham each went 1 for 4.

A+

The Result: Lynchburg lost 9-6 to Myrtle Beach.

-Chase d’Arnaud went 1 for 4 with his third stolen base in his last three games.

-Jeff Locke pitched 5.2 innings, allowing 12 hits, six runs (five earned), two walks, and five strikeouts. The line looks worse than his performance. He was the victim of some bad luck tonight. I’ll have a video recap up later.

Other Game Notes: Josh Harrison went 2 for 5 with two runs. Jordy Mercer went 1 for 4. Kris Watts went 2 for 5 with a three run homer.

A

The Result: West Virginia beat Lexington 5-2.

-Robbie Grossman went 2 for 4 with his fifth homer of the year.

-Tony Sanchez did not play.

-Starling Marte went 1 for 4 with a run.

Other Game Notes: Calvin Anderson and Kyle Morgan each went 1 for 4. Hunter Stickland pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.

A-

The Result: State College lost 5-3 against Vermont.

Game Notes: Pat Irvine went 3 for 5 with a homer. Brock Holt went 1 for 5. Kyle McPherson pitched six innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.

GCL

The Result: Bradenton lost 7-4 to the GCL Braves.

-Wes Freeman went 1 for 3.

-Gift Ngoepe did not play.

-Ramon Cabrera went 0 for 3 with a walk.

Other Game Notes: Ryan Beckman pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and three 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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