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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/16/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Columbus. -Jose Tabata went 0 for 4 with a stolen base.-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. Other Game Notes: Phil Dumatrait pitched two innings in relief, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits, with a home run allowed. Jeff Clement went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts. AA The Result: Altoona lost 9-7 to New Hampshire....

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Pirates Notebook: Alvarez and Lincoln promoted

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a ton of minor league moves in the last day, promoting two of their top prospects, with plans to promote several other players who are performing well. Here is a run-down of all the moves: Pedro Alvarez to AA: This move is kind of a bummer, as I’m no longer an hour away from seeing the top prospect in the Pirates’ system. That’s especially the case when I had plans to go with my Dad to see...

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Lynchburg Hillcats Recap: Hillcats win 3-0, Alvarez has 2 RBIs

I just got back from the Hillcats game, which was much better than the Pirates game tonight. The Hillcats won 3-0, thanks to some great pitching, and two RBIs from Pedro Alvarez. Chi-Hung Cheng, a 23 year old left hander, improved his record to 4-2 on the season, and lowered his ERA to 3.98 with five shutout innings, allowing four hits, striking out four, and walking one. Dustin Molleken came on for three scoreless innings, allowing...

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