Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/24/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 3-1 against Buffalo. -Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3 with a run. Other Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 1 for 4. Brian Bixler went 2 for 4 with his fifth homer of the year. Eric Hacker pitched seven innings, allowing one unearned run on seven hits. AA The Result: Altoona lost 2-1 to Akron. -Jose Tabata went 3 for 4. -Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 5...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/23/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 4-3 in 10 innings against Durham. -Argenis Diaz went 0 for 2 with a walk. He was also responsible for the winning run. And when I say “he was responsible” I mean he was at the plate when the wild pitch was thrown with a runner at third, which can only mean his intimidating 5’11″, 155 pound presence forced the wild...

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Pirates Notebook: LaRoche got a bad rap

Adam LaRoche never had a chance. No, I’m not talking about the odds of him being traded this season. I’m talking about the unreasonable expectations laid upon him by most Pittsburgh Pirates fans. I always feel like this comparison elaborates on how LaRoche received unfair treatment: Player A: .270/.341/.500 with 25 HR in 492 AB the 2008 season Player B: .276/.356/.497 with 26 HR in 597 AB during the 2008 season Player A is...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/22/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 3-1 to Durham. -Argenis Diaz has been added to the Prospect Tracker. He has been assigned to AAA. Other Game Notes: Neil Walker went 1 for 4 with a homer. Tom Gorzelanny pitched six innings, allowing one unearned run, with four hits, one walk, and nine strikeouts. AA The Result: Altoona lost 7-2 to Reading. -Jose Tabata went 0 for 4. -Gorkys...

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