Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/11/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 4-2 against Columbus. -Jose Tabata did not play.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 3 with a run. Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 0 for 4. Phil Dumatrait pitched six innings, allowing four ones (one earned) on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts. AA The Result: Altoona won 10-3 against Portland. -Gorkys Hernandez went 3 for 6 with three runs....

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Pirates Notebook: How important are left handed relievers?

With the recent trades of Sean Burnett, John Grabow, and Tom Gorzelanny leaving the Pittsburgh Pirates short on left handers, a lot of focus has been on the value of left handed pitching out of the bullpen. The Pirates currently are short on left handed pitching out of the bullpen, not just in the majors, but in the minors as well. Donald Veal is the only lefty reliever on the major league roster, although the only reason he’s...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/5/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA Indianapolis was off today. AA The Result: Altoona lost 9-0 to Portland. -Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 5 with a double. -Pedro Alvarez went 0 for 2 with two walks. Other Game Notes: Shelby Ford, in his first game at AA since being demoted, went 0 for 3 with a walk. Miles Durham went 2 for 4 with two doubles. Kyle Bloom pitched 3.2 innings, allowing four runs (two earned)...

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