Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/15/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA Indianapolis was off for their All-Star Break. AA Altoona was off for their All-Star Break. A+ The Result: Lynchburg lost 8-4 to Potomac. -Chase D’Arnaud went 0 for 4 with a run and a walk. Other Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 2 for 4 with two homers, three RBIs, and two runs. Jordy Mercer went 1 for 4 with his sixth homer of the year. Matt McSwain pitched six...

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Prospect and Draft Pick Updates

A few updates this afternoon… -I have added Quinton Miller, Rudy Owens, and Chase D’Arnaud to the Prospects Tracker. -The Pirates have promoted D’Arnaud from West Virginia to Lynchburg. I assume he will be making his debut on Thursday. I will be in attendance for that game, providing Twitter updates. I’m not sure where D’Arnaud will play. I can only assume that with the recent promotion of Pedro Alvarez,...

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Lynchburg Hillcats Recap: Hillcats win 3-0, Alvarez has 2 RBIs

I just got back from the Hillcats game, which was much better than the Pirates game tonight. The Hillcats won 3-0, thanks to some great pitching, and two RBIs from Pedro Alvarez. Chi-Hung Cheng, a 23 year old left hander, improved his record to 4-2 on the season, and lowered his ERA to 3.98 with five shutout innings, allowing four hits, striking out four, and walking one. Dustin Molleken came on for three scoreless innings, allowing...

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Lynchburg Hillcats Recap: Pedro Alvarez walks three times

Despite living about an hour away from Lynchburg for the past 14 years, I’ve never been to a game. That changed tonight, as I went to see Pedro Alvarez in action, along with Pirates’ prospects Matt Hague and Jordy Mercer. I had two initial reactions to the field. First, the wall is double the height of a normal wall all the way around. It’s 390 to center field, but it would take a blast to hit a homer out in center...

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