Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/27/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost 8-2 to Toledo.  Joe Martinez (L, 1-2, 6.17) pitched 5.1 innings, allowing eight runs, five earned, on 11 hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Corey Hamman (3.41) pitched 2.2 shutout innings, allowing no hits, four walks and striking out two.  Anthony Claggett (4.78) pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out one. Mitch Jones (.251) went 3-for-4...

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Spikes Take Haymakers Name, But Drop 7-3 Matchup to Muckdogs

SPIKES TAKE HAYMAKERS NAME, BUT DROP 7-3 MATCHUP TO MUCKDOGS BOX SCORE GAME LOG STATE COLLEGE, PA – The State College Spikes became the State College Haymakers on Friday night for “What If Night,” but fell behind early as Victor Sanchez, Nick Longmire and Jon Rodriguez combined to start the game 6-for-6 and give the Batavia Muckdogs a 7-3 win at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Batavia (38-27) took a 2-0 lead after the first inning, and...

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Watson Waves Wand, Stymies Squirrels, 5-0

WATSON WAVES WAND, STYMIES SQUIRRELS, 5-0 Curve Lefty Baffles Richmond in Game Two ALTOONA, PA – Spurred by seven sterling innings from left-hander Tony Watson, the Altoona Curve rolled over the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 5-0, on Friday night at Blair County Ballpark.  The Curve have claimed the first two games of the series, in the process posting the 10th shutout of the season against the Squirrels. Altoona struck first...

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Stephen Strasburg and the Risk of Injury to Pitchers

The big news around baseball today is that Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg will require Tommy John surgery, putting him on the sidelines for at least the next year.  The Nationals took Strasburg with the first overall pick in the 2009 draft, and signed him to a MLB record $15.1 M contract, which included a record setting $7.5 M signing bonus.  Strasburg was considered the consensus top prospect in the 2009 draft,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/26/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Toledo 2-1.  Chris Jakubauskas (W, 1-3, 3.98) pitched five innings, allowing one run on three hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Brian Bass (3.75) pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout.  Steven Jackson (3.93) pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Jean Machi (SV, 20, 4.28) pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out one. John Bowker (.329) went...

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