Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/30/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 7-3.  Michael Crotta pitched 2.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  According to Indians’ announcer Scott McCauley, Crotta left with a leg injury after stumbling off the mound on a grounder to first.  Crotta walked off the field on his own power after two practice pitches.  Anthony Claggett allowed five runs,...

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One Year Ago Today: Morgan/Milledge Trade

One year ago today the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Lastings Milledge and Joel Hanrahan in exchange for Nyjer Morgan and Sean Burnett.  The deal was first rumored four days earlier, when Ed Price reported that the Pirates and Nationals had been in talks over a Morgan/Milledge swap, and that the Pirates wanted Craig Stammen included in the deal.  Following the rumor, a debate started over what was better: talent or a good...

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Brad Lincoln's First Four Starts

What is it about Brad Lincoln and his first four starts at a level? In 2009 he opened the season in AA, posting a 4.26 ERA, a 7.6 K/9, and a 2.7 K/BB ratio in his first four starts. That’s not bad, but nowhere near as good as his performance after the first four starts.  Lincoln put up a 1.61 ERA, a 7.9 K/9, and a 4.1 K/BB ratio in his final 56 innings at the AA level, seeing a huge improvement in his control. After being...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/29/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 7-3.  Charlie Morton went 3.1 innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson went two innings, allowing a run on two hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out two.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning,...

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Game 77 Live Blog: Pirates at Cubs

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Jose Tabata, LF 2. Andy LaRoche, 2B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Garrett Jones, 1B 5. Lastings Milledge, RF 6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B 7. Ryan Doumit, C 8. Ronny Cedeno, SS 9. Jeff Karstens, P Cubs: 1. Kosuke Fukudome, RF2. Ryan Theriot, 2B3. Derrek Lee, 1B4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B5. Tyler Colvin, CF6. Alfonso Soriano, LF7. Koyie Hill, C8. Starlin Castro, SS9. Ted Lilly, P...

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