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West Virginia Game Recap: 6/10/11

West Virginia Game Recap: 6/10/11

Due to the game from Thursday night being postponed in the 5th inning, I'm going to do a two game wrap-up in one, minus the report on Taillon which I wrote up yesterday and can be found here. I will add that Taillon's off-speed pitches were all curveballs last night so he only threw two pitches all night, the fastball which sat 93-94 touching 95 and the curveball which was 79-84. According to the WV radar guns all of those numbers are 1 mph lower than what they got so keep that in mind when I quote speeds from the stadium gun.

Finishing off the first game for WV was Brooks Pounders who ended up going 3 innings. He looked real good the first two innings, but ran into trouble in the 3rd. He was using all four of his pitches and getting a decent amount of swing and misses. His fastball was between 88-92 on the WV gun and he was attacking the inside of the plate. In the process he hit two batters but that didn't deter him from coming inside hard and getting swing and misses on soft stuf...

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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