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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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/20/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis beat Durham 3-1. -Daniel McCutchen pitched six innings, allowing one run on six hits, with six strikeouts and a walk. Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 0 for 1 with 3 walks. Steve Pearce went 2 for 4 with a two run homer. Brian Bixler went 1 for 4 with his fourth homer of the season. AA The Result: Altoona beat Reading 8-2. -Jose Tabata went 0...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/8/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 2-1 to Columbus. Game Notes: Ryan Doumit continues to go hitless in his rehab stint, going 0 for 3. Tom Gorzelanny went 5.2 innings, allowing one run on five hits, with four walks and two strikeouts. Not a good outing for Gorzelanny, with a high walk rate, but he managed to come out with just one run allowed. AA The Result: Altoona won 1-0...

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Pirates get Kyle Bloom back

I forgot to mention this yesterday, but the Pirates got Kyle Bloom back from the Detroit Tigers. Bloom was selected by the Tigers in the Rule 5 draft, and was ranked by Baseball America as Detroit’s 29th best prospect, and top left handed relief prospect. Bloom was solid in July and August last year at AA, posting a 7.65 K/9, 2.72 K/BB, and 0.47 HR/9, after posting a 7.11 K/9, 1.19 K/BB, and 0.97 HR/9 in the first three months...

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