Michael Crotta promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted starting pitcher Michael Crotta from Altoona to Indianapolis today, according to Dejan Kovacevic.  Crotta was scheduled to start tonight for Altoona, but was replaced by Jared Hughes. Crotta has been excellent in his time at AA this season, with a 1.78 ERA in 25.1 innings pitched over four starts, with a 5.7 K/9, a 1.1 BB/9, and no home runs given up.  Crotta made 27 starts in Altoona...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/25/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 6-1 against Louisville, led by a Brad Lincoln gem, and some great hitting by Steve Pearce and Neil Walker.  Lincoln pitched seven innings, allowing one run on five hits, with no walks and five strikeouts to get the win.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Jean Machi came on to close things out in the ninth, pitching a shutout inning, allowing a walk...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/20/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-4 against Columbus, thanks to a big seven run fourth inning that saw three Indians home runs.  Brian Myrow got things started with a solo shot, giving Indianapolis a 1-0 lead.  Brian Friday knocked in two more runs with a two RBI single.  Jose Tabata then broke things open with a three run homer, his first of the season.  Neil Walker followed that up with a solo homer....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/14/10

The prospect watch returns for a day, but will take another break until Saturday.  I’ll be heading back up to Pennsylvania tomorrow, visiting family and going to the Pirates game on Friday.  Just like earlier this week, I’ve already got posts scheduled to go up, just no prospect watch due to my limited access to the internet over the next two days. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 3-0 against...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/8/10

The 2010 minor league season kicked off tonight, and thanks to everyone who stopped by for the Opening Day Live blog.  A big thanks to Jim from North Side Notch for all of the updates from the various games.  Let’s recap each performance. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) The Indians had an ugly game, losing 17-4 to the Columbus Clippers, the AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.  The highlight of the night was Pedro...

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