Game 31 Live Blog: Pirates vs Cardinals

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Akinori Iwamura, 2B 2. Andy LaRoche, 3B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Garrett Jones, RF 5. Ryan Doumit, C 6. Lastings Milledge, LF 7. Jeff Clement, 1B 8. Ronny Cedeno, SS 9. Paul Maholm, P Cardinals: 1. Joe Mather, CF 2. Ryan Ludwick, LF 3. Albert Pujols, 1B 4. David Freese, 3B 5. Yadier Molina, C 6. Nick Stavinoha, RF 7. Brendan Ryan, SS 8. Adam Wainwright, P 9. Tyler...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/8/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 4-3 to Buffalo.  Michael Crotta made his second start at the AAA level, allowing four runs on eight hits in eight innings of work, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Crotta allowed all four runs in the first four innings, then retired the next 12 batters in innings 5-8, getting ten ground ball outs.  Crotta had a very impressive 17:2 GO/AO ratio tonight.  Vinnie Chulk...

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April Prospects Rundown: West Virginia Power

West Virginia has seen the most struggles so far this season out of all the teams in the Pirates’ organization.  They’ve been dealt some bad breaks (injuries to starters Quinton Miller and Phillip Irwin), saw some key players slumping (Hunter Strickland), and in several cases, seemed like just a spot for guys who were only there to get a full season of work in, before returning to the short season leagues when the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/6/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-2 against Buffalo.  Brad Lincoln got the win after an excellent start, which saw him go six innings, allowing just one run on six hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning in relief, allowing no hits, two walks, and striking out one.  Anthony Claggett pitched two innings, allowing one run on two hits, with a walk and three...

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