Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/6/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 6-4 against Charlotte. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 4 with a run.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. Other Game Notes: Phil Dumatrait got the start, going five innings with seven hits, four runs, three walks, and no strikeouts. Jeff Clement went 2 for 4 with his fourth homer at Indianapolis since coming over in the July 29th trade. AA The Result: Altoona...

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Game 108 Live Blog: Pirates vs Diamondbacks

Game 108 – Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks

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Baseball Book Review: Odd Man Out

I’ve decided to do something new from time to time, referring baseball products on the blog. These will include books, DVDs, and anything else that I find interesting. While I was at the beach last week, I read a book called “Odd Man Out” by Matt McCarthy. The story is about McCarthy, a Yale graduate, selected in the 21st round by the Angels. McCarthy spent just one year in the minors, and the book is about his path...

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Pirates Notebook: How important are left handed relievers?

With the recent trades of Sean Burnett, John Grabow, and Tom Gorzelanny leaving the Pittsburgh Pirates short on left handers, a lot of focus has been on the value of left handed pitching out of the bullpen. The Pirates currently are short on left handed pitching out of the bullpen, not just in the majors, but in the minors as well. Donald Veal is the only lefty reliever on the major league roster, although the only reason he’s...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/5/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA Indianapolis was off today. AA The Result: Altoona lost 9-0 to Portland. -Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 5 with a double. -Pedro Alvarez went 0 for 2 with two walks. Other Game Notes: Shelby Ford, in his first game at AA since being demoted, went 0 for 3 with a walk. Miles Durham went 2 for 4 with two doubles. Kyle Bloom pitched 3.2 innings, allowing four runs (two earned)...

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