Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/4/09
Today’s Prospect Feature: Brett Lorin had pitched just 10 innings in relief in college ball going in to the 2008 season with Arizona. He transfered to Long Beach State, where he received more playing time, and put up a 2.61 ERA. That was enough for the Seattle Mariners to take him in the 5th round of the 2008 MLB draft, giving him a $170 K signing bonus.
The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA
The Result: Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Louisville in 16 innings.
-Jose Tabata went 0 for 7.
-Argenis Diaz went 2 for 6.
Other Game Notes: Brian Bixler went 2 for 7. Jeff Sues pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out two.
The Result: Altoona lost 7-2 to Binghamton.
-Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 5.
Other Game Notes: Brian Friday went 4 for 4. Shelby Ford went 2 for 5.
The Result: Lynchburg lost 3-2 to Salem.
-Chase d’Arnaud went 0 for 2 with a walk.
Other Game Notes: Matt Hague went 1 for 3. Lynchburg combined for four hits in the game.
The Result: West Virginia won 2-1.
-Robbie Grossman went 2 for 4 with a run.
-Tony Sanchez did not play.
-Starling Marte did not play.
Other Game Notes: Duke Welker pitched two innings, allowing one run on one hit, with a walk and a strikeout. Alan Knotts pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out four. Knotts has pitched five innings with West Virginia since being promoted from State College, allowing no runs on one hit, with five strikeouts and no walks. At State College he pitched 30.2 innings with a 4.70 ERA, but a 25:11 K/BB ratio.
The Result: State College lost 4-1 to Williamsport.
Game Notes: Victor Black pitched three innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits, with a walk and three strikeouts. Tyler Cox pitched three innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.