West Virginia vs Lakewood Series Recap – Hitters

The following game report is from Omar, who was in attendance for the West Virginia Power/Lakewood Blueclaws series this past week. Also, be sure to check out his report on the West Virginia pitchers. On the hitting side of the team I’ll remind you that they were facing some real good pitchers, and in the Saturday game the home plate umpire’s strike zone got huge from the 5th inning on for both teams, so keeping those...

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West Virginia @ Hagerstown (DH) – July 26

Game One – West Virginia 8, Hagerstown 4
Game Two – Hagerstown 9, West Virginia 3

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/12/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off for the International League All-Star break. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona was suspended in the fourth inning.  Tim Alderson ran in to trouble in the first three innings, allowing six runs, five earned, on seven hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Alderson was optioned to Bradenton after the game.  Dustin Molleken pitched a perfect fourth inning with a strikeout. Shelby...

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Notes: Brian Bixler, Tim Alderson, Tony Sanchez, Nathan Baker, Kevin Decker

A bunch of bad news today, although we do get to end on a good note… -First, the Pirates have reacquired Brian Bixler from the Cleveland Indians.  The Pirates traded Bixler back in January, and received Jesus Brito in return.  They got him back for a player to be named later, to serve as AAA depth.  Apparently the team was lacking strikeouts and bad defense. -To make room for Jeff Locke’s promotion to AA,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/14/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 8-6 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Michael Crotta struggled in his start, allowing seven runs on 11 hits in 3.1 innings.  Corey Hamman pitched 2.1 innings, allowing a run on four hits.  Vinnie Chulk pitched 1.1 shutout innings, with a hit and four strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, with a hit and two strikeouts. Jim Negrych had a huge day, going 3-for-4...

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