Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/12/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Rochester 5-2.  Brad Lincoln made a great start, going eight innings, and allowing two runs on five hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Lincoln now has a 3.83 ERA on the season in 42.1 inning of work, with a 29:11 K/BB ratio.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout to get the save.  Ledezma has yet to allow a run in 8.2 innings of work, with...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/11/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 7-5 in 10 innings against Rochester.  Hayden Penn got the start, and had a decent outing.  Penn pitched six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Steven Jackson allowed one run in two innings of relief work.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a perfect inning in relief to send the game to extra innings.  Jean Machi got the loss, allowing...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/10/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Rochester 7-2.  Daniel McCutchen went 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with a walk and two strikeouts to get the win.  McCutchen now has a 2.95 ERA in 18.1 innings at the AAA level, with an 8:3 K/BB ratio since being demoted from the majors.  Anthony Claggett pitched 3.2 shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out one to get the save. Luke Carlin...

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Throwing Cold Water on the Bradenton Marauders

The Bradenton Marauders have arguably been the best story of the 2010 season so far for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  You’ve got three pitchers who are striking out close to a batter an inning, and allowing just over one walk or hit per inning.  You’ve got eight players hitting for a .282 average or better.  The team as a whole is hitting 15 points higher than any other team in the league, with an OPS that is 40...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/5/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off today. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona beat Richmond 5-2 thanks to a big night from Hector Gimenez.  Gimenez went 4-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs.  Matt Hague went 2-for-3 with a walk.  Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a run.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-5 with a double and a run. Ross Ohlendorf made a rehab start for Altoona.  Ohlendorf went four shutout...

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