• Analysis
    Spikes Lose 9-0 Blowout

    Rodriguez didn't have his best stuff tonight. Tonight was one hit wonder night at the ball park in State College.  Between innings, songs such as "The Macarena" by Los del Rio, and "MmmmBop" by Hanson played over the speakers.  The only silver lining for the Spikes tonight was that they didn't stick...

  • Analysis
    Lineups: State College vs Auburn 6/21/11

    10th round pick Lewis bats third tonight. STATE COLLEGE -- 30 minutes to first pitch ... Game: State College Spikes vs Auburn Doubledays, 7:05 p.m. Site: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Pitching: LHP Joely Rodriguez vs RHP Colin Bates. Weather: 84 degrees. Game Updates: My Twitter Feed Lineups: State College Spikes: 1. Justin...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Re-Acquire Josh Rodriguez

    Rodriguez has been re-acquired by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-acquired shortstop Josh Rodriguez from the Cleveland Indians, in exchange for cash considerations.  Rodriguez was drafted in the 2010 Rule 5 draft by the Pirates, and was designated for assignment back in April after going 1-for-12 at the plate.  Part of...

  • 2011 Draft
    Pirates Sign Chris Lashmet, Joe Parsons

    Lashmet has signed with the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates today officially announced the signings of 21st round pick Alex Fuselier, 22nd round pick Mike Jefferson, and 33rd round pick Chris Lashmet.  They also announced the signing of right handed pitcher Joe Parsons, an undrafted free agent from Virginia Tech. We already knew...

  • Analysis
    Luis Heredia Makes His Pro Debut

    Heredia made his pro debut today. Yesterday, Stetson Allie made his pro debut with the State College Spikes.  Today, fellow top pitching prospect Luis Heredia made his pro debut with the GCL Pirates.  Heredia went up against the GCL Blue Jays, and allowed two runs on a hit and three walks in...

  • Analysis
    Prospect Trends — Mid-Season Edition, Part 2

    McPherson: System's best first-half pitcher? Check out Part One of the Mid-Season Prospect Trends Here Part 2 covers the pitchers whose prospect status has taken a step forward or backward in the first half of the season.  Pitching was the area that held most of the farm system’s highest hopes, but the...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/21/11

    For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. West Virginia has off today as the South Atlantic League plays their All-Star game. Brandon Cumpton, Jameson Taillon and Daniel Grovatt will represent the Power in the game. West Virginia will resume...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 72 Recap: O’s Bust Morton Early

    Charlie Morton struggled and didn’t make it for the third inning bell. Jake Arrieta lasted five innings to get his ninth win as the Orioles batted around in the first inning to support their starting pitcher. Morton started off poorly. The first four hitters reached base, with Adam Jones knocking in J.J....

  • Analysis
    Pigs Slop Tribe With Late Inning Rally

    Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  4,  Indianapolis Indians  3
     

    The Indianapolis Indians were in the lead for most of the game tonight at Coca-Cola park in Allentown, PA, but the Iron Pigs staged a 8th inning rally to take the win.  

    SS Chase d'Arnaud...

  • Analysis
    Allie’s Pro Debut; Miller’s 5th Win; GLC Pirates Begin

    The Altoona Curve have a scheduled day off today (Monday), and the West Virginia Power are off for the first day of their All-Star Break.  The All-Star Game will be played in Delmarva on Tuesday, with Brandon Cumpton, Jameson Taillon, and Dan Grovatt representing the Power.  


    Auburn...

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