Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/7/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.


The Result: Indianapolis won 4-2 against Louisville.

-Jose Tabata went 1 for 5.

-Argenis Diaz entered as a defensive replacement.

Other Game Notes: Brian Bixler went 2 for 5. Robinzon Diaz went 2 for 2 playing in right field. Eric Hacker pitched six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with two walks and five strikeouts. All three were called up to the Pirates after the game.


The Result: Altoona won 3-0 against Binghamton.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 2 for 4 with a double.

Other Game Notes: Brian Friday went 1 for 4. Michael Crotta pitched seven shutout innings, allowing six hits, no walks, and striking out five.


The Result: Lynchburg lost 6-5 to Salem.

-Chase d’Arnaud went 0 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base.

-Tony Sanchez went 1 for 4 with a double.

-Starling Marte did not play.

Other Game Notes: Josh Harrison went 2 for 5. Kris Watts went 1 for 4 with a homer. Tom Boleska pitched three innings in relief, allowing one run on two hits. Matt McSwain started with two no-hit innings.


The Result: West Virginia won 10-0 against Greensboro.

-Robbie Grossman went 0 for 3.

-Aaron Pribanic pitched six shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out three.

Other Game Notes: The one hit allowed by Pribanic was the only hit West Virginia allowed in the game. Benji Gonzalez went 2 for 4 in his third game with West Virginia, after spending the whole season with the GCL Pirates. Kyle Morgan went 1 for 3 with a homer.

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