• Analysis
    Reds, Bailey Prevent Sweep

    Homer Bailey allowed one run on four hits and four walks in seven innings of work. The Reds offense scored single runs in four different frames to beat Kevin Hart. Brandon Phillips put a sandwich on the scoring with RBIs in the first and seventh innings. In between, the Reds got run...

  • Analysis
    Wins for Pribanic, Molleken, and McSwain (#10)

    Sunday afternoon and evening in the Pirates' minor league organization, with two doubleheaders...


    The GCL Pirates had a scheduled day off.
    The State College Spikes and the Batavia Muckdogs had an unscheduled day off, because it was raining in Batavia, as Uncle Dan knows. �They will try for two tomorrow.


  • Analysis
    Indians Fall To a Homer in 12 Innings

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    Columbus Clippers 2,�
    �� �Indianapolis Indians 1
    �� � � �(12 innings)



    A high fly ball over the left field wall by Clippers' LF Josh Barfield made the...

  • Analysis
    Defense Hurts Vasquez and Tribe

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    Louisville Bats 4,
    �� � Indianapolis Indians 2








    Three errors by the Indianapolis Indians gave the Bats critical unearned runs,...

  • Analysis
    '79 Champs Witness Bucs Rise to 5th Place

    I was supposed to be in the audience tonight. But a business trip looms tomorrow. Thusly, I witnessed the game courtesy of Fox Sports Ohio. 22 members of the 1979 World Series champs were honored before the game and they got to watch Zach Duke, Ryan Doumit and Garrett Jones pitch and...

  • Analysis
    Schoenfeld Debuts; Power Lose Two; Six One-Hit Innings for Paulino

    Saturday's games in the Pirates' organization:


    The Altoona Curve and the Bowie BaySox were rained out. �They will try for two on Sunday.



    GCL Bradenton Pirates 3, �GCL Phillies 0

    The Pirates managed only 3 hits but they only needed one of them...

  • Analysis
    Bats Rain Down On Indians

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    Louisville Bats 15,�
    �� Indianapolis Indians 6





    The rain began in the third inning at Victory Field tonight, and that's about...

  • Analysis
    Jones' Blast, Morton's Effort Push Bucs to 4th Straight W

    The Pirates offense was loudly efficient tonight. The team totaled just five hits. But three of them went for extra bases. Trailing 1-0 with two out in the third, Garrett Jones drilled a three run homer high into the seats in left. In the fourth, Lastings Milledge crushed a solo homer. In...

  • Analysis
    Veal Pitches 2 Scoreless Innings, Herrera Wins #10

    Friday's minor league action in the Pirates' organization, beginning with an afternoon contest.

    The West Virginia Power were rained out and will play two on Saturday.


    GCL Yankees 3, �GCL Bradenton Pirates 1

    The Pirates avoided a shutout by scoring one run in the top...

  • Analysis
    "The Pirates are just a Triple-A team for the Yankees!"

    Here is a question from Dejan's Q&A yesterday: Q: Dejan, with all of the dumping of players over the past two seasons, would it be safe to say that the Pirates are not a Major League Baseball team but a developmental team for the rest of the majors? This is a typical...

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