Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/3/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 4-1 against Lehigh Valley.  Jeremy Powell pitched seven shutout innings, allowing five hits, three walks, and striking out four to get the win.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a perfect inning in relief.  Jean Machi closed out the game with an inning of work, allowing one unearned run on one hit, with one walk. The big story was that Neil Walker was pulled from the game in the fifth...

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Kevin Hart has a torn labrum

According to Dejan Kovacevic, Kevin Hart has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, with surgery being recommended.  Hart will go to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion, although the mention of Andrews is never a good thing. The Pirates acquired Hart in the trade that sent Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Hart, Jose Ascanio, and Josh Harrison.  At the time the deal...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/27/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 7-2 against Pawtucket.  Brian Friday had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, and an RBI.  Surprisingly, the bulk of the offense came from Argenis Diaz, who went 2-for-2 with a walk, and knocked in four RBIs.  Diaz, known for being a defensive only shortstop, is hitting for a .294/.308/.265 line on the season.  Nothing really impressive, as...

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Michael Crotta 4/13 Video Recap

I was in attendance for Michael Crotta’s start on Tuesday, April 13th against the Richmond Flying Squirrels.  Crotta had an excellent outing, taking a no-hitter in to the sixth inning, and getting an amazing 16:1 ground ball to fly ball ratio.  Crotta’s final line was: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K.  Below is every pitch thrown by Crotta (well, all except for one in the top of the 5th) in the start. Check out my...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/21/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus this afternoon by a score of 6-1.  Jeremy Powell got the start due to the shortage in the Indianapolis rotation at the moment.  Powell went four innings, allowing five runs on six hits, thanks to two home runs.  Brian Bass allowed one run on three hits in three innings of relief, with two walks and no strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched two perfect innings to...

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