Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Shortstop

After deciding to part ways with shortstop Ronny Cedeno, the Pirates upgraded the position defensively last November by bringing Clint Barmes in on a two year deal. The 33-year-old had a pedigree for an impressive glove at short, and provided a solid glove for the Pirates in 2012. The first two months of the season weren’t what he, nor Pittsburgh, expected. Barmes hit for just a .149 clip in April, followed by a .189 average in...

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AFL Recap: Curry Doubles; Santos and Ngoepe Get Starts

The Scottsdale Scorpions won 4-0 tonight against Salt River. Here are the breakdowns of how the Pirates prospects did. **Matt Curry started at first base and hit cleanup. Curry went 1-for-4 with a double, which was his second double of the week. **Gift Ngoepe got the start at shortstop. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout at the plate. On the field he was part of two double plays, starting one of those. He was also caught...

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AFL Recap: Kyle Kaminska Makes His First Start

The Scottsdale Scorpions lost 6-5 to the Salt River Rafters tonight. Four Pirates prospects played in the game, led by Kyle Kaminska, who got the start tonight. **Kaminska pitched four innings, giving up three runs on six hits, with no walks and three strikeouts. One of the runs came in the first, while the other two came in the fourth inning. Kaminska gave up a leadoff double in the fourth to Anthony Rendon, followed by two singles...

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AFL Recap: Five Pirates Prospects Get in to Game Action

The Pirates prospects had a busy day in the AFL, with five of the seven players making an appearance in tonight’s 6-5 victory for Scottsdale. **Adalberto Santos hit second and played second base. He went 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base. **Matt Curry was the DH and batted third. Curry went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. **Gift Ngoepe hit ninth and played shortstop. Ngoepe went 0-for-3 with a walk and three...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Arizona Fall League Results: 10/9

Scottsdale lost to Phoenix 4-3 today in the opening of the 2012 Arizona Fall League season. Matt Curry was the only Pirates prospect to get a start, going 1-for-4 as the starting first baseman. Curry had an RBI, which was the only one of the day for Scottsdale. Gift Ngoepe came on as a pinch runner in the eighth inning, replacing Curry and ending his day.

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