Not Worried About Alvarez, Lincoln Yet

The big thing every Pirates’ fan has been looking forward to for the 2010 season has been the debuts of top prospect Pedro Alvarez, and top pitching prospect Brad Lincoln.  So far, those debuts have been a bit of a disappointment.  Alvarez is currently hitting for a .114/.158/.171 line in his first 35 at-bats, while Lincoln has a 6.00 ERA, and an 8:8 K/BB ratio in 24 innings of work. Pirates fans may have been spoiled...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/26/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 6-4.  Jeremy Powell pitched five innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett allowed two runs on three hits.  Daniel Moskos got one out on a strikeout, and allowed a hit and an inherited runner to score in his AAA debut.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out two.  Wilfredo...

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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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