Hillcats take game one of the Carolina League Championship Series

When you see a 9-2 game, you don’t think “wow, what a close one”. It was just that for the Lynchburg Hillcats tonight, who ended up defeating the Salem Red Sox in the first game of the Carolina League Championship Series by a score of 9-2. At least it was close up until the seventh inning. Going in to the top of the sixth inning, the Hillcats held a 3-2 lead, when Justin Wilson ran in to a jam, with runners at first...

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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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Tony Sanchez Videos from the Lynchburg Hillcats Game

I was at the Lynchburg Hillcats game on Monday for their regular season finale. In that game I got to see Tony Sanchez behind the plate for the first time, and as usual, I took some video of the event. The video playlist below includes: -2 Innings from Matt McSwain -3 Innings from Tom Boleska (well, I missed a bit of the 3rd inning he pitched) -2 Innings from Mike Colla -Part of an inning from Noah Krol -3 Tony Sanchez at-bats -A few...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/2/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 2-1 to Toledo. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 4 with a triple. -Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. Other Game Notes: Eric Hacker went seven innings, allowing one unearned run on eight hits, with a walk and four strikeouts. AA The Result: Altoona lost 9-6 to Akron. -Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 5. Other Game Notes: Brian Friday went 2 for 4. Michael Dubee...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/27/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Starling Marte went 0 for 4 tonight, which is a very significant event. Marte went from the DSL last year to West Virginia, stopping for two games in Bradenton, and skipping State College completely. It doesn’t seem like the jump to West Virginia has provided him much of a challenge. So far Marte is hitting .320/.380/.438 in 194 at-bats, with 21 stolen bases. The 0 for 4 performance tonight was...

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