Brad Lincoln's First Four Starts

What is it about Brad Lincoln and his first four starts at a level? In 2009 he opened the season in AA, posting a 4.26 ERA, a 7.6 K/9, and a 2.7 K/BB ratio in his first four starts. That’s not bad, but nowhere near as good as his performance after the first four starts.  Lincoln put up a 1.61 ERA, a 7.9 K/9, and a 4.1 K/BB ratio in his final 56 innings at the AA level, seeing a huge improvement in his control. After being...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/29/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 7-3.  Charlie Morton went 3.1 innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson went two innings, allowing a run on two hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out two.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning,...

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Game 77 Live Blog: Pirates at Cubs

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Jose Tabata, LF 2. Andy LaRoche, 2B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Garrett Jones, 1B 5. Lastings Milledge, RF 6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B 7. Ryan Doumit, C 8. Ronny Cedeno, SS 9. Jeff Karstens, P Cubs: 1. Kosuke Fukudome, RF2. Ryan Theriot, 2B3. Derrek Lee, 1B4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B5. Tyler Colvin, CF6. Alfonso Soriano, LF7. Koyie Hill, C8. Starlin Castro, SS9. Ted Lilly, P...

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Videos from last night's Altoona Game

Brad at This is Getting Old was in attendance for the Altoona Curve game last night, and has several videos posted of Bryan Morris, Josh Harrison, and Chase d’Arnaud.  Check out the videos here. Morris pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and six strikeouts.  Harrison went 1-for-4 with a double, and d’Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple and two...

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Minors Shuffling 6/29

Some minor moves this afternoon… -Eliecer Navarro has been promoted from State College to West Virginia.  The left hander pitched 8.2 innings with State College this year, putting up a 1.04 ERA, and an 11:1 K/BB ratio.  Navarro, 22, spent the 2009 season in the Gulf Coast League, putting up a 3.77 ERA in 31 innings, with a 6.7 K/9 and a 1.7 BB/9 ratio. -Jason Townsend and Casey Sadler have officially...

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