Owens, Curve Catch Some Bad Breaks

You always hear the expression “he only threw one bad pitch” when a pitcher throws an excellent game, with his only blemish being a home run.  The problem with this phrase is that the pitcher probably threw a lot of bad pitches, but he only paid for one of them.  That wasn’t the case with Altoona Curve starter Rudy Owens tonight, as Altoona fell to Richmond 4-1. Owens was spectacular, with excellent control and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/25/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost 3-2 to Charlotte.  Daniel McCutchen pitched eight innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with a walk and no strikeouts, plus two homers allowed.  With Brad Lincoln getting demoted today, McCutchen is expected to rejoin the major league rotation, taking Lincoln’s spot on July 31st.  Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out one. Doug Bernier...

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Morris skips start; Watson joins rotation

Pitching prospect Bryan Morris, who had struggled in his previous few appearances, skipped his scheduled start this week to rest his arm. Morris has pitched 103 innings this season, already surpassing his 2009 total of 72.2 innings. In a separate move, Tony Watson will replace Jared Hughes in the Altoona starting rotation.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/9/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 10-9 to Columbus.  Charlie Morton pitched six innings, allowing seven runs, three earned, on nine hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Steven Jackson allowed two runs on two hits in an inning of work.  Daniel Moskos allowed a run on two hits in an inning of work. Erik Kratz went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs.  Brian Myrow went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/4/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Louisville.  Charlie Morton pitched five innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits, with three walks and two strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.  Daniel Moskos pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit.  Brian Bass pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Jeff Clement went...

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