De los Santos drives Lynchburg to a 2-0 lead

Before the Lynchburg Hillcats game tonight, I noticed Bryan Morris sitting by himself charting pitches. Morris was joined by Rudy Owens the previous night, a victory by the Hillcats, but Owens was on the mound this night. I asked Morris if he was holding down the fort by himself, and he responded that no one would join him because they were too superstitious. I don’t think a Jose de los Santos walk off home run is going to...

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Lynchburg Hillcats 9/13 Video Recap

The Lynchburg Hillcats won the Northern Division Championship Series on Sunday night, beating the Wilmington Blue Rocks in the fifth game of a best of five series. This was largely due to a great outing from starting pitcher Bryan Morris. The 2009 season has been a rough one for Morris. He started the year with a shoulder injury. He returned from that and struggled in his first two months back, with just three of his ten starts in...

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Lynchburg beats Wilmington, advances to championship

One thing was consistent with the Lynchburg Hillcats in this best of five series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks: good pitching. That started last Wednesday as Justin Wilson pitched five innings, allowing four runs, but only one earned. The Hillcats allowed seven runs in the first game, with most of those due to errors. They allowed seven more runs the rest of the series, winning three of the next four games. On Thursday it was Rudy...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/9/09

Lynchburg Hillcats vs Wilmington Blue Rocks The Lynchburg Hillcats lost the first game of their best of five series against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, losing by a score of 7-1. Justin Wilson had a strong start, but ran in to trouble, giving up four runs in the second inning. Three of those runs were unearned, thanks to errors from Jordy Mercer and Alex Presley. Overall, Wilson went five innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on six...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/7/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 4-2 against Louisville. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 5. -Argenis Diaz entered as a defensive replacement. Other Game Notes: Brian Bixler went 2 for 5. Robinzon Diaz went 2 for 2 playing in right field. Eric Hacker pitched six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with two walks and five strikeouts. All three were called up to the Pirates after...

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