Lineups: Altoona-Harrisburg 9/8


ALTOONA — 30 minutes to first pitch …

Game: Altoona Curve vs Harrisburg Senators, 6:30 p.m.

Site: Blair County Ballpark.

Pitching: LHP Rudy Owens vs. LHP Tom Milone.

Weather: 76 degrees.

Game Updates: My Twitter Feed


Altoona Curve:

1. Chase d’Arnaud, 2B
2. Josh Harrison, 3B
3. Jordy Mercer, SS
4. Matt Hague, 1B
5. Andrew Lambo, LF
6. Hector Gimenez, C
7. Miles Durham, RF
8. Anthony Norman, CF
9. Owens, P

Harrisburg Senators:

1. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B
2. Josh Johnson, SS
3. Jesus Valdez, LF
4. Chris Marrero, 1B
5. Michael Burgess, RF
6. Ofilio Castro, 3B
7. Jhonatan Solano, C
8. Brad Coon, CF
9. Milone, P

More to come in a bit.

UPDATE 6:20 PM: Information on two of the big Washington prospects in this game:

-Chris Marrero was the #6 prospect in the Washington system a few years ago, but saw his career struggle.  He had a bounce back year last year in high-A, and advanced to AA during the 2009 season.  He’s spent the entire 2010 season in AA, with a .294/.350/.450 line and 18 homers in 524 at-bats.

-Michael Burgess was the #9 prospect in the farm system prior to the 2010 season, and a first round compensation pick in 2007.  He made the jump to AA this season, with a .284/.391/.649 line and six homers in 74 at-bats.  He has plus-plus raw power, and has shown a bit of that potential this year.

Should be a challenge for Owens in the middle of the lineup.

UPDATE 6:40 PM: First pitch is thrown. Switching over to Twitter.

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John Lease

Gene Baker was also a long time Pirate scout, I believe.

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