Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/7/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

AAA

The Result: Indianapolis lost 1-0 to Louisville

-Jose Tabata went 3 for 6 with his first AAA homer.

-Argenis Diaz went 2 for 3 with two walks.

Other Game Notes: Virgil Vasquez pitched six innings, allowing seven hits, two earned runs, one walk, and seven strikeouts. Neil Walker went 2 for 5. Jeff Clement went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.

AA

The Result: Altoona beat New Hampshire 7-2.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 2 for 4 with a walk.

-Pedro Alvarez went 2 for 5.

-Tim Alderson made his second start for Altoona, pitching six no hit innings, with one walk and three strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Shelby Ford went 1 for 3 with a homer. Jonel Pacheco went 3 for 4 with a homer, his 12th of the season for Altoona.

A+

The Result: Lynchburg won 7-1 against Myrtle Beach.

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

-Nathan Adcock, acquired in the Jack Wilson/Ian Snell deal, pitched the first five innings, allowing one run on six hits, with three strikeouts and a walk.

-Ronald Uviedo pitched the last four innings to get the save, allowing no runs on two hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Jordy Mercer went 1 for 5 with a homer. Jared Keel went 2 for 4 with a homer. Matt Hague went 1 for 5.

A

The Result: West Virginia lost 8-3 to Kannapolis.

-Robbie Grossman went 2 for 3 with a double.

-Brett Lorin, also acquired in the Wilson/Snell deal, made the start, pitching six innings and allowing one run on eight hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.

-Tony Sanchez did not play.

-Starling Marte did not play.

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

A-

The Result: State College won 3-2 against Hudson Valley.

Game Notes: 2009 24th round pick Jason Erickson pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out six to get the win. Erickson has a 2.68 ERA in 37 innings so far, with a 32:5 K/BB ratio and one homer allowed. Evan Chambers and Aaron Baker each went 1 for 4 with a double. Pat Irvine went 2 for 4.

GCL

The Result: Bradenton split a doubleheader with the GCL Blue Jays.

-Wes Freeman went 0 for 3 in the first game.

-Gift Ngoepe combined to go 0 for 5 in both games.

-Ramon Cabrera went 2 for 3 in the first game.

Other Game Notes: Rogelios Noris combined to go 3 for 5 in both games, with a homer in each game. Bradenton held the Blue Jays to just three hits in game two, winning 2-0.

VSL

The Result: The VSL Pirates lost to the VSL Tigers 9-6.

-Jorge Bishop went 1 for 3 with a run.

-Exicardo Cayonez went 2 for 2.

-Jonathan Barrios went 0 for 2.

Other Game Notes: Miguelangel Trinidad hit his 14th homer of the year. Elias Diaz went 3 for 3 with two RBIs.

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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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