April Prospects Rundown: Altoona Curve

Altoona is a very interesting team to watch for the 2010 season.  It is host to some of the top prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system.  The starting rotation includes top pitching prospects like Rudy Owens and Tim Alderson.  The infield has three of the top middle infield prospects in the Pirates system in Chase d’Arnaud, Jordy Mercer, and Josh Harrison.  Even the bullpen has talent, with back of...

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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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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/28/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 10-9 thanks to a two run rally in the top of the ninth inning, with Neil Walker knocking in the go ahead run with an RBI single.  Walker had a huge day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a home run, a double, two singles, and three RBIs.  Brian Myrow also provided a big boost to the offense with a grand slam in the fifth inning, going 1-for-4 on the day.  Jose Tabata went...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/19/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 10-1 to Toledo, after the bullpen fell apart for seven runs in the final two innings, putting the game out of reach.  The Indians got a great start from Brad Lincoln, who went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  According to Indians broadcaster Scott McCauley (a must follow on Twitter, click the link to go to his account), Lincoln...

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Altoona Curve Game Recap

I lived in two different areas of Pennsylvania for about 12 years, living in the Altoona area for seven years. Unfortunately, the Altoona Curve didn’t move to the area until 2-3 years after I moved to Virginia.  So despite living in the Altoona area, this was my first visit to Blair County Ballpark. I got to the park early, after making the excellent decision to pick up a jacket from the local mall.  When I left...

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