Game 74 Live Blog: Pirates at Athletics

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Jose Tabata, LF 2. Delwyn Young, DH 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Garrett Jones, 1B 5. Ryan Doumit, C 6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B 7. Lastings Milledge, RF 8. Bobby Crosby, 2B 9. Ronny Cedeno, SS P. Daniel McCutchen Athletics: 1. Coco Crisp, CF2. Daric Barton, 1B3. Conor Jackson, LF4. Kurt Suzuki, C5. Ryan Sweeney, RF6. Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B7. Jack Cust, DH8. Mark Ellis, 2B9....

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Notes: Neil Walker Injury, Steven Jackson, Daniel McCutchen

A few notes before the game tonight… -Neil Walker has a concussion from his collision with Ryan Church yesterday.  Walker will at least miss the rest of the Oakland series, but nothing beyond those two games has been confirmed.  The Pirates are starting Bobby Crosby at second base tonight, with Ronny Cedeno starting at shortstop. -The Pirates have officially called up Daniel McCutchen to make the start tonight, which...

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Pirates sign Jason Townsend

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their 31st round draft pick, right handed pitcher Jason Townsend, according to the Albany Herald (link via Bucs Dugout).  Townsend is a junior from Alabama, after transferring from Chipola Junior College, where he played his freshman and sophomore seasons. Townsend made 21 appearances in 2010 with Alabama, with two starts mixed in. Townsend had a 6.25 ERA in 36 innings, with a 36:23 K/BB ratio,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Game 73 Recap

A note to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ accountants: For accounting purposes, the $1.5 M that the Pittsburgh Pirates are giving to Ryan Church for the 2010 season can not be written off as part of the cost to sign 2011 first overall pick Anthony Rendon.  Instead, it should be filed under “Recruiting Expenses”.  Note that the “Recruiting Expenses” budget does have room for the extra $1.32 M...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/25/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 9-8.  Michael Crotta pitched five innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Corey Hamman pitched two shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out one.  Vinnie Chulk added a perfect inning, with two strikeouts.  Jean Machi closed things out, but not before adding two runs in an inning of work. Jeff Clement went...

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