Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/19/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 10-1 to Toledo, after the bullpen fell apart for seven runs in the final two innings, putting the game out of reach.  The Indians got a great start from Brad Lincoln, who went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  According to Indians broadcaster Scott McCauley (a must follow on Twitter, click the link to go to his account), Lincoln...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/17/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 7-6 to Louisville -Jose Tabata went 2 for 3 with a stolen base. He apparently left with a leg injury.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. Other Game Notes: Erik Kratz went 1 for 3 with a homer. Jeff Clement went 1 for 3 with two walks. Virgil Vasquez pitched six innings, allowing five runs on ten hits. AA Altoona was off today. A+ Lynchburg was off...

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Pirates Notebook: The 2008 State College Spikes

2008 was not a good year for the State College Spikes. The short season team combined for a 18-56 record, a .243 winning percentage. The pitching staff put up a 5.40 ERA. The team was outscored 461 to 303, a -158 run differential. There was no secret in 2008 that the Pittsburgh Pirates had a weak farm system coming in to the year. The number one objective for Neal Huntington and Frank Coonelly was to rebuild that farm system (or maybe...

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