Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/3/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.


The Result: Indianapolis won 6-2 against Durham.

-Jose Tabata went 2 for 5.

-Argenis Diaz did not play.

Other Game Notes: Eric Hacker pitched six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts. Jeff Clement went 1 for 5 with a stolen base. Brian Bixler went 2 for 4 with a homer and three runs. Brian Myrow and Chris Barnwell also homered for Indianapolis.


Altoona was off today.


The Result: Lynchburg won 2-0 against Kinston.

-Chase d’Arnaud went 1 for 5 with a stolen base.

-Rudy Owens made his first start for Lynchburg, and looked like he belonged, with 4.1 shutout innings, three hits allowed, one walk, and four strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Josh Harrison went 3 for 5 with a run. Jordy Mercer and Matt Hague both had RBIs in the 9th inning to put Lynchburg ahead. Ramon Aguero pitched three shutout innings for the win, with two hits and five strikeouts. R.J. Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 22nd save of the season.


West Virginia was off today.


The Result: State College won 11-2 against Jamestown.

Game Notes: Justin Byler and Aaron Baker both homered. Evan Chambers went 3 for 3 with two runs and two walks. Brock Holt went 1 for 4 with a walk. Kyle McPherson pitched six innings, allowing one run on four hits, with two walks and four strikeouts. Zachary Foster pitched two shutout innings with four strikeouts in relief.


The Result: Bradenton lost to the GCL Braves 8-4.

-Wes Freeman went 0 for 4.

-Gift Ngoepe went 1 for 4 with a run and an RBI.

-Ramon Cabrera did not play.

Other Game Notes: Gerlis Rodriguez went 3 for 5 with three RBIs. Ryan Beckman allowed four runs on nine hits in four innings.


The Result: The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Mariners 1-0.

-Jorge Bishop went 0 for 3 with a walk and two strikeouts.

-Exicardo Cayonez went 1 for 3, getting one of three hits for the Pirates.

-Jonathan Barrios went 0 for 3 with 3 strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Junior Sosa went 1 for 4 with the only run of the game after a triple. Roberto Espinoza pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits, three walks, and striking out two. Luis Figuera pitched four shutout innings in relief, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out one.

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