Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/6/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

The Result: Indianapolis won 6-4 against Charlotte.

-Jose Tabata went 2 for 4 with a run.

-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4.

Other Game Notes: Phil Dumatrait got the start, going five innings with seven hits, four runs, three walks, and no strikeouts. Jeff Clement went 2 for 4 with his fourth homer at Indianapolis since coming over in the July 29th trade.

AA

The Result: Altoona lost 8-1 to Portland.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 4.

-Pedro Alvarez went 2 for 4.

Other Game Notes: Shelby Ford went 1 for 3. Derek Hankins allowed all eight runs in six innings of work. Michael Dubee pitched a scoreless inning, striking out two.

A+

The Result: Lynchburg lost 13-4 to Myrtle Beach.

-Chase d’Arnaud went 2 for 4.

Other Game Notes: Kris Watts went 3 for 4. Jared Keel went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Eric Fryer went 1 for 4 with a homer.

A

The Result: West Virginia lost 12-2 to Kannapolis.

-Robbie Grossman went 2 for 5.

-Tony Sanchez did not play.

-Starling Marte went 1 for 4, extending his hitting streak to 20 games.

-Quinton Miller got hammered, pitching three innings and allowing four runs on five hits, with four walks and two strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Kyle Morgan and Calvin Anderson both went 2 for 4.

A-

The Result: State College won 9-5 against Aberdeen.

Game Notes: Evan Chambers went 2 for 4 with his second homer and four RBIs. Aaron Baker went 2 for 5 with a double and a triple. Pat Irvine went 2 for 3. Victor Black pitched 2.2 innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits, with two walks and two strikeouts. Tyler Cox pitched 5.2 innings in relief, allowing two runs on six hits, with five strikeouts and no walks.

GCL

Bradenton’s game was postponed.

VSL

The Result: The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Mets 6-5.

-Jorge Bishop went 3 for 4.

-Exicardo Cayonez went 0 for 3.

-Jonathan Barrios went 0 for 2 with a walk and was hit by a pitch.

Other Game Notes: Luis Cardona went 2 for 3 with his first homer of the year. Yomar Pacheco made the start, pitched three scoreless innings, with two hits, one walk, and three strikeouts. Pacheco now has a 1.97 ERA in 45.2 innings this year.

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