Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/21/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus this afternoon by a score of 6-1.  Jeremy Powell got the start due to the shortage in the Indianapolis rotation at the moment.  Powell went four innings, allowing five runs on six hits, thanks to two home runs.  Brian Bass allowed one run on three hits in three innings of relief, with two walks and no strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched two perfect innings to...

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Game 14 Live Blog: Pirates vs Brewers

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Akinori Iwamura, 2B2. Andrew McCutchen, CF3. Lastings Milledge, LF4. Garrett Jones, RF5. Ryan Doumit, C6. Jeff Clement, 1B7. Delwyn Young, 3B8. Zach Duke, P9. Ronny Cedeno, SS Brewers: 1. Rickie Weeks, 2B2. Carlos Gomez, CF3. Ryan Braun, LF4. Prince Fielder, 1B5. Casey McGehee, 3B6. Corey Hart, RF7. Gregg Zaun, C8. Alcides Escobar, SS9. Yovani Gallardo, P <p><a...

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Brian Burres sent down, Argenis Diaz recalled

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates have sent Brian Burres down to Indianapolis, and have recalled infielder Argenis Diaz.  Diaz was recalled due to the lingering injury to Andy LaRoche, which will keep him out of the lineup for another game, and because of a minor injury to Bobby Crosby.  Without Diaz, the Pirates would have had a three man bench tonight, with one of those spots being the backup catcher....

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Pirates Notebook: Pirates are right to stick with Morton

The overwhelming reaction I noticed tonight, following another horrible start from Charlie Morton, was a call for him to be sent down.  Yes, Morton has one option remaining.  That’s irrelevant though, as Neal Huntington already said he wouldn’t be demoted.  And that’s the right call to make. It’s clear that Morton has been bad to start the season.    He allowed eight runs in 3.1 innings...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/20/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-4 against Columbus, thanks to a big seven run fourth inning that saw three Indians home runs.  Brian Myrow got things started with a solo shot, giving Indianapolis a 1-0 lead.  Brian Friday knocked in two more runs with a two RBI single.  Jose Tabata then broke things open with a three run homer, his first of the season.  Neil Walker followed that up with a solo homer....

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