A Friday night in Altoona

altoona curveAs I was driving to work on Friday morning, I began to suspect that Bryan Morris’ spot in the Altoona rotation was due up that night. When I arrived at my office, I fired up the computer and quickly checked whether I was correct. I was, and I discovered that he would be facing Twins’ pitching prospect Kyle Gibson. With a Friday night free of any obligations, I decided that pitching matchup was about as good as any I would find. So on my way home from work, I took a brief two-hour detour to Altoona.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/4/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Columbus 5-0.  Michael Crotta pitched 5.1 shutout innings, allowing three hits, three walks, and striking out two.  Vinnie Chulk pitched 0.2 perfect innings with two strikeouts.  Justin Thomas added two perfect innings, striking out two.  Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out one. Kevin Melillo went 2-for-4 with a homer, his...

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May Prospects Rundown: Altoona Curve

Altoona ranks at the top of the Eastern League standings, although the team didn’t look too promising in the month of May.  Outside of Alex Presley, the hitting has been disappointing, especially from top prospects like Gorkys Hernandez and Chase d’Arnaud.  The bright side has been the pitching, with Rudy Owens and Justin Wilson stepping up in the rotation, and Daniel Moskos excelling in the bullpen. Here is a...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/1/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis finished their suspended game from yesterday, losing 4-3 to Gwinnett.  Daniel McCutchen pitched three innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with four walks and no strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett allowed one run in 3.1 innings, with two hits, one walk, and four strikeouts.  Justin Thomas added 0.2 perfect innings, with a strikeout, and Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/27/10

No prospect watch tomorrow night, although there will be a regular post…INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-7 against Charlotte.  Hayden Penn got hammered, allowing six runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings, with six walks and three strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched 1.1 perfect innings, and got credit for the win.  Vinnie Chulk pitched two more perfect innings, with five strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma...

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