Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/6/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: No player focus tonight, but a focus on the end of the season. State College wrapped up their season today with a big win, finishing the short season with a 38-38 record, a massive improvement over the 2008 team.

Indianapolis, Altoona, and West Virginia all end their seasons tomorrow. Lynchburg ends the regular season tomorrow, but begins the post-season on Wednesday. I’ll be providing playoff coverage on the site, so check back for that.

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.


The Result: Indianapolis lost 7-0 to Louisville.

-Jose Tabata went 0 for 3.

-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3.

Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 1 for 1 as a pinch hitter. Jeff Karstens pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts. Jeff Sues allowed four runs on three hits, with two walks, and didn’t record an out.


The Result: Altoona lost 4-3 to Binghamton.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 2 and walked three times.

Other Game Notes: Brian Friday went 2 for 4. Michael Dubee pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.


The Result: Lynchburg won 1-0 against Salem.

-Chase d’Arnaud went 1 for 4 with a double.

-Tony Sanchez went 0 for 2 and was hit by a pitch.

-Jeff Locke pitched 6.2 shutout innings, allowing four hits, no walks, and striking out six.

-Ronald Uviedo pitched 2.1 perfect innings, striking out two.

-Starling Marte did not play, but his injury isn’t considered serious.

Other Game Notes: Matt Hague went 2 for 3. Jordy Mercer went 1 for 3.


The Result: West Virginia lost 6-1 to Greensboro.

-Robbie Grossman went 0 for 4 with a walk.

Other Game Notes: Brian Leach pitched five innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with two walks and three strikeouts. Diego Moreno pitched three innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.


The Result: State College won 14-4 against Mahoning Valley.

Game Notes: Brock Holt went 3 for 5. Evan Chambers went 2 for 5 with a homer. Justin Byler went 2 for 5 with a homer. Aaron Baker went 3 for 6 with a homer and two doubles. Jeffrey Inman pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out two. Jason Erickson pitched four innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.

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