Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/10/10

This will be the last prospect watch for a few days.  I’ll be going out of town tomorrow, and won’t be able to do a recap until Tuesday or Wednesday night. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis got their pitching under control tonight, winning by a score of 4-3 against Columbus.  Donald Veal was the starter, pitching five innings and allowing two runs on five hits.  Veal only walked two batters, and struck...

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Game 5 Live Blog: Pirates at Diamondbacks

Lineups: Pirates: Akinori Iwamura, 2BAndrew McCutchen, CFLastings Milledge, LFGarrett Jones, RFRyan Doumit, CJeff Clement, 1BAndy LaRoche, 3BZach Duke, PRonny Cedeno, SS Diamondbacks: 1. Conor Jackson, LF2. Tony Abreu, SS3. Justin Upton, RF4. Adam LaRoche, 1B5. Mark Reynolds, 3B6. Miguel Montero, C7. Chris Young, CF8. Kelly Johnson, 2B9. Dan Haren, P <p><a...

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Pirates Notebook: Shaping up to be an interesting draft

I was in Charlottesville tonight, watching Deck McGuire take on the University of Virginia, and by the time I got home, the Pirates were down 8-0.  Since I didn’t watch much of the game after that point, I figured I would dedicate the main topic of the notebook to a subject I did follow tonight. Everyone knows about Bryce Harper in the draft this year.  Sports Illustrated called him “baseball’s LeBron...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/9/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won a high scoring affair against Columbus, winning by a 14-12 final.  Pedro Alvarez homered twice for the Indians, getting his second and third homers of the season in just his first 9 at-bats.  Erik Kratz and Jonathan Van Every also homered for the Indians.  Kratz left after after catching a pitch, and was replaced with Luke Carlin.  Indianapolis announcer Scott McCauley...

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Game 4 Live Blog: Pirates at Diamondbacks

Lineups: Pirates: (I’m assuming this is what they’ll go with since it was the lineup for the first two games) Akinori Iwamura, 2BAndrew McCutchen, CFGarrett Jones, RFRyan Doumit, CLastings Milledge, LFJeff Clement, 1BAndy LaRoche, 3BCharlie Morton, PRonny Cedeno, SS Diamondbacks: TBA <p><p><p><p><a...

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