Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/1/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 10-6 to Lehigh Valley, a team which featured ex-Pirates Ryan Vogelsong, plus ex-Indianapolis Indians Brandon Duckworth and Rich Thompson.  Donald Veal had some struggles, going 5.2 innings, and allowing seven runs, six earned, on seven hits, with four walks and a strikeout.  Veal didn’t run in to problems until the sixth inning, when he allowed five runs.  Anthony...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/26/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won a crazy game, winning by a score of 7-6 in 15 innings against Louisville.  The game started off with a nice outing by Donald Veal, who went 6.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits, with four walks and five strikeouts.  All four walks came with two outs and no runners on base, in separate innings of course.  Veal left in the seventh with two outs, after walking a runner, with...

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Pirates Notebook: Rotation Woes

The Pirates have some interesting situations coming up in the next week with their starting rotation.  Charlie Morton is scheduled to make the start tomorrow against the Astros, and Zach Duke is scheduled to go up against Milwaukee on Monday.  After that, things get kind of tricky. Tuesday’s starter is scheduled to be Daniel McCutchen.  However, McCutchen isn’t exactly going on five days rest.  After...

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Jakubauskas to start Saturday?

Chris Jakubauskas was pulled from his start tonight in Indianapolis and replaced with Jeff Karstens, which means he could very well be the starter on Saturday.  No official announcement has been made, although let’s consider the options: D.J. Carrasco – Pitched today, probably wouldn’t be ready to start Saturday Current Rotation – No one would be able to go on five days rest. Brian Burres – Was just...

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Brian Burres sent down, Argenis Diaz recalled

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates have sent Brian Burres down to Indianapolis, and have recalled infielder Argenis Diaz.  Diaz was recalled due to the lingering injury to Andy LaRoche, which will keep him out of the lineup for another game, and because of a minor injury to Bobby Crosby.  Without Diaz, the Pirates would have had a three man bench tonight, with one of those spots being the backup catcher....

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