Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/20/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-4 against Columbus, thanks to a big seven run fourth inning that saw three Indians home runs.  Brian Myrow got things started with a solo shot, giving Indianapolis a 1-0 lead.  Brian Friday knocked in two more runs with a two RBI single.  Jose Tabata then broke things open with a three run homer, his first of the season.  Neil Walker followed that up with a solo homer....

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Altoona Curve Game Recap

I lived in two different areas of Pennsylvania for about 12 years, living in the Altoona area for seven years. Unfortunately, the Altoona Curve didn’t move to the area until 2-3 years after I moved to Virginia.  So despite living in the Altoona area, this was my first visit to Blair County Ballpark. I got to the park early, after making the excellent decision to pick up a jacket from the local mall.  When I left...

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Leftover Photos and Videos from Spring Training

For the off-day, I figured I’d post some leftover photos and videos from Spring Training.  The photos have been uploaded to the BUCCO Fans Facebook page, and you’ve probably seen them if you’re a Facebook fan, but this is the first time that I’ve linked to them from the site.  They’re from the game I saw at McKechnie Field against the Red Sox, featuring some shots of Lastings Milledge, John...

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Altoona Curve Roster Set

The Altoona Curve Opening Day Roster is set, according to the Altoona Mirror.  The roster is as follows: C – Kris Watts, Hector Gimenez1B – Matt Hague2B – Josh HarrisonSS – Chase D’Arnaud3B – Jordy MercerOF – Miles DurhamOF – Gorkys HernandezOF – Alex Presley Bench – Jose De Los Santos, Shelby Ford, Jim Negrych...

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The Shortstop Situation

Yesterday Dejan Kovacevic reviewed the team needs that have been filled this off-season, noting that the Pirates plugged a big hole at second base, and filled a need with their additions to the bullpen.  However, DK made a good point that shortstop, much like second base, was a big need heading in to this off-season, and that the Ronny Cedeno/Bobby Crosby combo might not be the answer. Back in October, when the off-season was...

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