Pirates Notebook: The future of the site

You’ve probably noticed a few additions to the site recently, mostly involving advertising. When I first started the blog I was seeing about 100-150 page views a day, and I was ecstatic when I had a streak of days over 200 page views. A lot of events over the past few months have caused traffic to jump, and a lot of the new visitors to the site have stuck around, which led to over 50,000 page views last month. I have a feeling...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/3/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 6-2 against Durham. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 5.-Argenis Diaz did not play. Other Game Notes: Eric Hacker pitched six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts. Jeff Clement went 1 for 5 with a stolen base. Brian Bixler went 2 for 4 with a homer and three runs. Brian Myrow and Chris Barnwell also homered for...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/23/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 4-3 in 10 innings against Durham. -Argenis Diaz went 0 for 2 with a walk. He was also responsible for the winning run. And when I say “he was responsible” I mean he was at the plate when the wild pitch was thrown with a runner at third, which can only mean his intimidating 5’11″, 155 pound presence forced the wild...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/17/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 7-3 against Pawtucket. Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 3 for 4 with a run, two RBIs, and a walk. Brian Bixler went 0 for 3 with two walks and two stolen bases. Robinzon Diaz went 1 for 2 with two walks. Tom Gorzelanny got the start, allowing one run on four hits over six innings, with six strikeouts and three walks. AA The Result: Altoona...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/14/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA Indianapolis was off. AA Altoona was off. A+ The Result: Lynchburg lost 3-2 to Potomac. -Chase D’Arnaud went 1 for 3 with a walk and his third stolen base at Lynchburg. Other Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 1 for 5. Kris Watts went 3 for 4. Matt Hague went 2 for 5. Justin Wilson pitched five innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with four walks and five...

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