Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/2/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Lehigh Valley 5-4.  Michael Crotta made his first start at the AAA level, and picked up right where he left off from his AA success.  Crotta went seven innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts to get the win.  Steven Jackson allowed a run in 0.2 innings of work, then Wilfredo Ledezma got the save, pitching 1.1 perfect innings with...

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Michael Crotta promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted starting pitcher Michael Crotta from Altoona to Indianapolis today, according to Dejan Kovacevic.  Crotta was scheduled to start tonight for Altoona, but was replaced by Jared Hughes. Crotta has been excellent in his time at AA this season, with a 1.78 ERA in 25.1 innings pitched over four starts, with a 5.7 K/9, a 1.1 BB/9, and no home runs given up.  Crotta made 27 starts in Altoona...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/23/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Louisville 6-1.  Kevin Hart made the start, which means Chris Jakubauskas will be the starter tomorrow.  That goes against the thinking earlier today that Jakubauskas would be a reliever tonight and Hart would start tomorrow.  Hart had an excellent outing, going five innings, and allowing one run on five hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/18/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-6 against Toledo, although most of the game wasn’t as close as the final score indicates.  Kevin Hart got things rolling with a solid outing, going 4.1 innings, and allowing three runs on four hits, with two walks and six strikeouts.  Hart only ran in to trouble in the fifth inning, which could possibly be due to pitching on four days rest.  Hart threw three innings on...

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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 SP - Tim AldersonSP - Michael CrottaSP...

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