Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/2/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

The Result: Indianapolis won 5-4 against Durham.

-Jose Tabata went 0 for 5.

-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3 with a walk.

-Brad Lincoln pitched four innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with a strikeout and no walks. Lincoln has not allowed a walk in his last four AAA starts, spanning 22 innings.

Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 1 for 2 with his third homer in the last two games for Indianapolis. Brian Bixler and Brian Myrow also homered. Neil Walker went 3 for 4.

AA

The Result: Altoona won 7-5 against Trenton.

-Gorkys Hernandez did not play.

-Pedro Alvarez went 0 for 4 with a walk and two strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Yoslan Herrera pitched six innings, allowing three earned runs on ten hits, with four strikeouts and a walk. Miles Durham went 2 for 4. Ray Chang went 3 for 4 with a homer. It was his first homer since August 15th, 2007.

A+

The Result: Lynchburg won 5-2 against Frederick.

-Chase d’Arnaud went 1 for 3 with two runs, an RBI, and a stolen base.

-Ronald Uviedo got the start, pitching three shutout innings, with two hits, one walk, and two strikeouts.

-Nathan Adcock made his first appearance in Lynchburg, pitching the next three innings after Uviedo, allowing one run on four hits, with three strikeouts, no walks, and a homer. Adcock got the win.

Other Game Notes: Josh Harrison went 1 for 3 with two RBIs. Jordy Mercer went 2 for 4.

A

West Virginia had a double header cancelled.

A-

The Result: State College lost 7-0 to Jamestown.

Game Notes: Ty Summerlin went 2 for 4. Brock Holt and Evan Chambers each went 1 for 4. Jason Erickson pitched four shutout innings, with four hits, no walks, and a strikeout.

GCL

Bradenton was off today.

VSL

The Result: The VSL Pirates lost 3-1 to the VSL Phillies.

-Jorge Bishop went 0 for 1 in a pinch hitting situation.

-Exicardo Cayonez went 1 for 3 with an RBI.

-Jonathan Barrios went 0 for 3.

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