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The Scottsdale Scorpions won 5-2, thanks to a great start from Kyle Kaminska. Here is the rundown of how the Pirates prospects fared.
**Kaminska pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits, walking none, and striking out three. He threw 57 pitches, with 38 going for strikes.
**Vic Black came in to close out the five run lead in the ninth inning, but suffered some control issues. Black allowed two runs on one hit and three walks. He only got two outs, with both coming on strikeouts. Dan Runzler came on to get the final out with the tying run at the plate.
**Gift Ngoepe went 1-for-4, picking up his first AFL hit with a triple.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff was strong for the first four months of the season, but saw a drop off in the months of August and September, as the team fell out of the playoff hunt. During April (combined 2.78 ERA) and May (3.71), the pitching kept the Pirates in games while the offense struggled to click. June (3.97) and July (3.74), the staff remained strong, but saw the...
The latest 2012 recap was the look at the starting pitchers. The last few years the Pirates have pursued a big free agent pitcher over the off-season. In 2010 they went after Jorge de la Rosa. Last year they went after Edwin Jackson. In each case the Pirates were turned down.
Looking at the current makeup of the rotation, they might not have to go that route this year. A.J. Burnett...
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Add Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the list of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ fans. In a recent interview with TMZ the National League’s batting champion let it be known that he enjoys the show.Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is a show about an aspiring 7-year-old beauty queen pageant participant, Alana Thompson, and her family who reside in Georgia. “I’m a big...
The Scottsdale Scorpions beat Mesa 8-3 tonight. Here are the results for the Pirates prospects.
**Matt Curry played first base and hit fourth. Curry went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
**Adalberto Santos went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. He started at second base and hit fifth.
**Gift Ngoepe played shortstop, batting ninth. He went 1-for-3 with a walk.
**Tyler Waldron pitched the...
The Scottsdale Scorpions lost 11-3 today. Here is how the Pirates prospects fared.
**Matt Curry went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout. Curry now has a hit in five of his six games. He started at first base, batting fourth.
**Adalberto Santos went 0-for-3. He started in left field, batting second.
**Brandon Cumpton pitched 1.2 innings, allowing two runs on three hits with no walks...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have seven players on the Scottsdale Scorpions this year. Matt Curry, Gift Ngoepe, and Adalberto Santos will represent the Pirates on the offensive side of the game, while Vic Black, Brandon Cumpton, Kyle Kaminska, and Tyler Waldron will all join the Scottsdale pitching staff.
Pirates lefty Tony Watson had a solid season out of the bullpen appearing 68 games and compiling a 5-2 record with a 3.38 ERA. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Watson at the end of the season.