Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/24/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

The Result: Indianapolis won 5-1 against Columbus.

-Jose Tabata went 0 for 3.

-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 3.

-Brad Lincoln pitched five shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out five.

Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 0 for 2 with a walk. Neil Walker went 2 for 4. Jonathan Meloan pitched two innings, allowing one hit (a solo homer) and striking out three. Jeff Sues pitched a scoreless inning, with a walk, a hit, and a strikeout.

AA

The Result: Altoona won 7-6 against Bowie.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 2 for 3 with two runs and two steals.

-Pedro Alvarez went 0 for 2 with three walks.

Other Game Notes: Donald Veal pitched two shutout innings, with no hits, one walk, and two strikeouts. Kyle Bloom pitched four innings, allowing four runs on six hits, with two walks and five strikeouts. Ramon Aguero pitched two shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout.

A+

The Result: Lynchburg lost 7-3 to Wilmington.

-Chase d’Arnaud went 2 for 5.

-Bryan Morris pitched five innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, with four walks, one strikeout, and a home run.

Other Game Notes: Josh Harrison went 2 for 5 with an RBI. Matt Hague went 1 for 4 with a homer.

A

The Result: West Virginia won 12-6 against Greenville.

-Robbie Grossman went 1 for 3 with two walks.

-Tony Sanchez did not play.

-Starling Marte went 2 for 5 with an RBI.

-Quinton Miller pitched 4.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Kyle Morgan went 1 for 3 with a homer. Calvin Anderson went 1 for 4.

A-

The Result: State College split a double header against Batavia.

Game Notes: Evan Chambers combined to go 2 for 5. Aaron Baker went 3 for 3 in game one. Tyler Cox pitched six innings in game one, allowing one run on six hits, with four walks, and four strikeouts. Victor Black pitched three innings in game two, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.

GCL

The Result: Bradenton lost 2-0 to the GCL Phillies.

-Wes Freeman did not play.

-Gift Ngoepe did not play.

-Ramon Cabrera went 2 for 4.

Other Game Notes: Brent Klinger pitched three perfect innings with a strikeout. Joey Schoenfeld went 0 for 2 and walked twice.

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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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