Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/21/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

The Result: Indianapolis lost 15-6 to Louisville.

-Jose Tabata went 3 for 5 with a double and a stolen base.

-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4.

Other Game Notes: Neil Walker went 2 for 4. Jeff Sues pitched 2.1 innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.

AA

The Result: Altoona won 4-1 against Bowie.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 4 with a double.

-Pedro Alvarez went 1 for 3 with a walk.

Other Game Notes: Donald Veal pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out one. Ray Chang went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.

A+

The Result: Lynchburg beat Winston-Salem 5-1 in the first game of a double header. The second game was postponed.

-Chase d’Arnaud went 1 for 4, striking out three times.

-Jeff Locke pitched five innings, allowing one run on four hits, with a strikeout and no walks.

Other Game Notes: Josh Harrison went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs.

A

West Virginia’s game was postponed.

A-

The Result: State College won 8-0 against Brooklyn.

Game Notes: Brock Holt went 3 for 4 with two doubles. Evan Chambers went 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Aaron Baker went 2 for 5. Pat Irvine went 2 for 4 with a homer. Kyle McPherson pitched six shutout innings, allowing six hits, one walk, and striking out seven.

GCL

The Result: Bradenton lost 3-1 to the GCL Yankees.

-Wes Freeman went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts.

-Gift Ngoepe went 1 for 2 with a walk.

-Ramon Cabrera walked in a pinch hitting situation.

Other Game Notes: Brooks Pounders pitched three innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with no walks and three strikeouts. Zac Fuesser pitched four shutout innings, allowing a hit, two walks, and striking out three.

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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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