Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/3/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Gwinnett 4-0.  Brad Lincoln pitched six shutout innings, with four hits, one walk, and six strikeouts.  Lincoln threw 81 pitches, with 52 going for strikes.  Lincoln hasn’t allowed a run in his last two starts, and has just three walks allowed in his last five starts, with 30 strikeouts in that span, over 34 innings of work.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched two shutout...

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May Prospects Rundown: Indianapolis Indians

In the month of April the Indianapolis Indians saw Pedro Alvarez and Brad Lincoln struggling, while Steve Pearce and Neil Walker had breakout months.  Walker and Pearce were both promoted to the majors in the month of May, and tons of speculation exists on whether Alvarez and Lincoln will be up in the opening weeks of June.  The Indians also saw a turnaround in their bullpen, with two...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/2/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 2-1 to Gwinnett.  Jeremy Powell got the start, going seven innings, allowing two runs on two hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit, and striking out one. Erik Kratz went 2-for-4 with two doubles.  Brandon Jones went 1-for-3 with a triple.  Jose Tabata went 0-for-3 with a walk and his 21st stolen base of the...

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Game 54 Live Blog: Pirates vs Cubs

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Andrew McCutchen, CF 2. Neil Walker, 2B 3. Lastings Milledge, LF 4. Garrett Jones, 1B 5. Ryan Church, RF 6. Ryan Doumit, C 7. Andy LaRoche, 3B 8. Ronny Cedeno, SS 9. Zach Duke, P Cubs: 1. Ryan Theriot, 2B2. Jeff Baker, RF3. Marlon Byrd, CF4. Xavier Nady, 1B5. Aramis Ramirez, 3B6. Alfonso Soriano, LF7. Geovany Soto, C8. Starlin Castro, SS9. Carlos Zambrano, P...

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Notes: Jack Taschner returns, Barthmaier, Aguero, Moreno injury updates

A few notes before the game tonight… -The Pirates activated Jack Taschner from the 15-day disabled list last night, and optioned Steven Jackson to AAA. -Jimmy Barthmaier has been moved from Bradenton to Altoona in his rehab assignment.  Barthmaier made two appearances with Bradenton, combining for three innings, one run, one hit, no walks, and one strikeout. -Ramon Aguero started his rehab assignment with Bradenton....

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