Game 45 Live Blog: Pirates at Reds

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Akinori Iwamura, 2B 2. Delwyn Young, 3B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Garrett Jones, RF 5. Ryan Church, LF 6. Steve Pearce, 1B 7. Ryan Doumit, C 8. Ronny Cedeno, SS 9. Brian Burres, P Reds: 1. Orlando Cabrera, SS 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4. Scott Rolen, 3B 5. Jonny Gomes, LF 6. Jay Bruce, RF 7. Drew Stubbs, CF 8. Ryan Hanigan, C 9. Aaron Harang, P...

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Diego Moreno promoted to Altoona

UPDATE 3:14 PM: Just noticed a few more roster moves through the system: -Melkin Laureano has been moved from West Virginia to Bradenton, presumably to take Moreno’s spot. Laureano had a 2.83 ERA in 35 innings between West Virginia’s rotation and bullpen this year, with a 7.5 K/9 and a 3.3 BB/9. -Phillip Irwin was taken off the 7-day disabled list for West Virginia.  Irwin had a 1.80 ERA, a 7.8 K/9, and a 3.6 BB/9 in...

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Two Players At Each Level Who Should Be Promoted

It’s almost the end of May, which means we’ve seen two months out of most of the prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league system.  We’ve already seen one promotion, with Bryan Morris going from high-A to AA, after an excellent run in high-A which saw him put up a 0.60 ERA in 44.2 innings, with a 40:7 K/BB ratio. Two months isn’t enough time for some prospects to prove that they are ready,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/23/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Gwinnett 6-3.  Donald Veal had a rough outing, allowing three runs on four hits in five innings of work, with four walks and six strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and one walk.  Wilfredo Ledezma picked up the loss, allowing three runs on three hits in 1.2 innings of work.  Two of the runs scored with Jean Machi on the mound....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/22/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 4-3 against Gwinnett.  Brad Lincoln had another strong outing, pitching eight innings, and allowing three runs on five hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Lincoln threw 77 pitches, with 50 strikes and 27 balls in his eight innings of work.  Justin Thomas pitched a shutout inning for the save, allowing one hit and striking out one. Jose Tabata and Pedro Alvarez led the...

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