Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/19/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 7-5 to Scranton-Wilkes Barre.  Michael Crotta had his worst start of the season, allowing seven runs on 12 hits in five innings of work, with a walk and a strikeout.  Justin Thomas pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out one.  Wilfredo Ledezma and Jean Machi each pitched a shutout inning in relief. Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a homer and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/18/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3-0 thanks to an excellent outing by Donald Veal.  Veal pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits, with three walks and seven strikeouts.  Veal has a 4.23 ERA on the season in 44.2 innings, but has a 35:19 K/BB ratio, which is much improved over his control issues in the past.  Anthony Claggett pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/17/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 3-0 to Toledo.  Brad Lincoln got the start and had a fantastic outing, although he got very little support from his offense.  Lincoln pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with one walk and ten strikeouts.  He was perfect through 5.1 innings, but things fell apart in the sixth, with the damage coming on a three run homer.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/16/10

The Venezuelan Summer League starts tomorrow.  Look for my preview post later tonight. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 6-5 to Toledo.  Hayden Penn pitched five innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched two perfect innings in relief.  Wilfredo Ledezma snapped his streak of nine straight appearances without a run, allowing two runs...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/15/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 7-3 to Toledo.  Daniel McCutchen got hit hard, allowing seven runs on 12 hits in six innings of work, with no walks and four strikeouts.  According to Scott McCauley, his velocity was down, topping out at 90 MPH.  Justin Thomas pitched two perfect innings, with four strikeouts. Jose Tabata went 1-for-4 with a double.  Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/14/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 8-1.  Michael Crotta continued his impressive season, going seven innings and allowing just one run on seven hits, with no walks and five strikeouts.  Crotta has a 2.86 ERA in his three starts for Indianapolis so far, with an 11:2 K/BB ratio in 22 innings of work.  Anthony Claggett and Jeremy Powell each pitched a perfect inning in relief. The Indianapolis offense was...

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