World Cup Update 9/16

The Winter League Tracker has been updated with the World Cup stats from the last two days. The breakdown: -Brad Lincoln pitched 7.1 innings yesterday for Team USA, allowing one run on six hits, with no walks and five strikeouts, getting the win. Pedro Alvarez went 1 for 3 in the same game. -Dustin Molleken pitched 0.2 shutout innings for Canada today, allowing one hit, the first base runner he’s allowed over 3.2 innings and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates World Cup Schedule Round Two

The second round of the Baseball World Cup starts Sunday. You can use the Pittsburgh Pirates Winter League Tracker to follow all of the individual players playing in the World Cup from the Pirates’ system. The Pirates have five players remaining in the World Cup: Pedro Alvarez – USA Brad Lincoln – USA Dustin Molleken – Canada RJ Rodriguez – Puerto Rico Tom Boleska – Great Britain Here is the...

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World Cup Recap: Saturday

The first round of the World Cup concluded today, with four Pittsburgh Pirates prospects seeing action. Team USA defeated China to advance to the second round. Pedro Alvarez went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts. Gift Ngoepe went 1 for 3, but South Africa was eliminated from the tournament. In his three games, Gift went 4 for 10 with two runs. Tom Boleska pitched four innings, allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and eight...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/10/09

Lynchburg Hillcats vs Wilmington Blue Rocks The Lynchburg Hillcats won a great pitching matchup tonight, beating the Wilmington Blue Rocks 1-0 to take game two of the best of five series, tying the series up at 1-1. Rudy Owens made the start, and was fantastic, with six shutout innings, four hits allowed, one walk, and six strikeouts. The line was especially impressive considering the Wilmington lineup featured Eric Hosmer and Mike...

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2009 Altoona Curve Season Recap

It’s a widely held belief that the Pittsburgh Pirates don’t have any prospects in the upper levels. That’s not exactly the case. The Pirates had five of their best prospects in Altoona at some point this season, although outside of those five, there was a huge lack of depth. Brad Lincoln started it all off, rebounding from a sub-par 2008 season, which was his first since returning from Tommy John surgery. Jose Tabata...

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