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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/23/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

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The Result: Indianapolis lost 2-1 to Columbus

-Jose Tabata went 0 for 4.

-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 5.

Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 1 for 4. Neil Walker went 0 for 5. Eric Hacker pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.

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The Result: Altoona split a double header with Bowie.

-Gorkys Hernandez combined to go 3 for 7, getting his seventh steal of the season in game two.

-Pedro Alvarez combined to go 1 for 5 with two walks.

Other Game Notes: Shelby Ford went 1 for 7. Miles Durham went 1 for 3 in game two with a homer. Michael Dubee pitched a shutout inning in game one.

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The Result: Lynchburg split a double header with Winston-Salem.

-Chase d’Arnaud combined to go 3 for 6 with two walks and two steals.

-Rudy Owens pitched four innings in game one, allowing two runs on five hits, with no walks and two strikeouts. I’ll have video up later.

Other Game Notes: Jordy Mercer went 1 for 2 in each game, hitting a homer in the second game. Matt Hague went 2 for 3 in each game. Matt McSwain pitched seven shutout innings in the second game, allowing three hits, no walks, and six strikeouts. I’ll also have video of McSwain at a later date.

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The Result: West Virginia won 4-1 against Greenville.

-Robbie Grossman went 1 for 3 with a walk.

-Tony Sanchez went 1 for 3 with his sixth homer of the season.

-Starling Marte went 1 for 4 with a double.

-Aaron Pribanic pitched six innings, allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Calvin Anderson went 1 for 3 with a homer. Casey Erickson pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts for the save.

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State College was postponed.

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Bradenton was off today.

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