Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/16/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

The Result: Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Columbus.

-Jose Tabata went 0 for 4 with a stolen base.

-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Phil Dumatrait pitched two innings in relief, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits, with a home run allowed. Jeff Clement went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

AA

The Result: Altoona lost 9-7 to New Hampshire.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 2 for 4 with a triple.

-Pedro Alvarez went 1 for 5 with a double.

Other Game Notes: Shelby Ford went 1 for 3 with a double and two walks. Ray Chang went 3 for 4. Dustin Molleken pitched three shutout innings in relief, allowing one walk and two hits. Jeff Sues pitched two shutout innings in relief, allowing one hit and striking out two.

A+

The Result: Lynchburg won 3-0 against Myrtle Beach.

-Chase d’Arnaud went 0 for 4 with a strikeout, snapping a nine game hitting streak.

Other Game Notes: Justin Wilson had a great start, pitching seven shutout innings, with five hits allowed, no walks and 11 strikeouts. I’ll be posting video from this game tomorrow. I didn’t get every pitch thrown by Wilson, but I got enough to demonstrate his stuff. I also have some video from yesterday’s start by Matt McSwain, and video from all three days of a few Hillcats batters, including Chase d’Arnaud, Josh Harrison, and Jordy Mercer. As for d’Arnaud, I will have an interview with him up tonight.

A

West Virginia was off today.

A-

The Result: State College won 10-5 against Vermont.

Game Notes: Evan Chambers went 1 for 3 with his third homer of the year and two walks. Justin Byler went 3 for 4. Victor Black pitched three no hit innings, allowing no runs, one walk, and striking out four.

GCL

Bradenton was off today.

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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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