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    Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/19/11

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  • Game Recaps
    Game 95 Recap: McDonald, Bullpen Shutout Reds

    The Pirates and Reds played another tight game. James McDonald and Mike Leake were both effective. The Pirates managed a single run. The Reds managed none. The Pirates remain in first place. I’m happy. The lone run of the game scored early. Josh Harrison singled with one out in the first. Neil...

  • Analysis
    Neal Huntington on Three Pirates Needs

    Pearce could return soon, which might lessen the need some for a position player off the bench. Neal Huntington was on MLB Network Radio, and told Jim Bowden that the team is looking to add a starting pitcher, a bullpen arm, and a position player.  That's not really ground breaking, as it...

  • Analysis
    Bullpen Rumors: Uehara, Grilli, Bell, Adams, Qualls

    The Pirates are looking for bullpen upgrades to join Hanrahan. Three bullpen rumors this afternoon, since it seems like the Pirates are serious about upgrading that area of the team: -Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are eyeing Baltimore Orioles reliever Koji Uehara.  Uehara has been excellent this year, with a...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Prospects 7/19 Radio Appearances

    I will be on TribLIVE radio today at 3:20 discussing the trade deadline, and some of the content that has been on the site over the last week.  You can listen live here. I will also be on ESPN 970 today at 5:20 with Greg Linnelli.  You can listen to that show...

  • Analysis
    Hunter Pence and the 2008 Rays

    Remember back before the 2011 season started, when the Pittsburgh Pirates were coming off a 57-105 season, easily making them the worst team in the majors?  Remember when the debate was "will they lose 100 games again in 2011"?  Remember when the only sign of hope was "the 2008 Rays went from...

  • Prospect Reports
    Reader Submission: Altoona Curve Player Reports

    The following is from reader Dave Morris, who saw the Altoona Curve vs Erie Seawolves series this past weekend, and submitted his thoughts to the site.  Thanks to Dave for taking the time to provide us with a great write up. Altoona Curve Player Reports Dave Morris *NOTE* I am not a...

  • Analysis
    Daily Prospect Profile: Evan Chambers

    Chambers has nine homers on the year, but a .237 average. Last night, Evan Chambers had a big game, going 3-for-3 with two walks and two homers.  The center fielder, taken in the third round of the 2009 draft, currently has nine homers on the year.  However, he has a .227 average,...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 7/19/11

    For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. West Virginia has off today as they travel to Savannah for a three game series which starts tomorrow night. All three rookie league teams won yesterday and all are in first place....

  • Game Recaps
    Game 94 Recap: Bucs Alone in First Place After Defeating the Reds

    Chase d’Arnaud led the Pirates to their 50th win of the season with sparkling defense and aggressive baserunning, and four Pirates pitchers combined to shut out the Reds by a score of 2-0. The Pirates now sit alone atop the National League Central, a half-game ahead of the Brewers and Cardinals after...

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