• Prospect Reports
    State College Spikes Player Reports 9/1/11

    The State College Spikes beat the Batavia Mud Dogs 7-5 tonight, thanks to a five run fifth inning by the Spikes, and a strong start from 2010 4th round pick Nick Kingham.  Kingham wasn’t the only one who had a strong outing, with Stetson Allie also throwing a dominant inning in relief....

  • Game Recaps
    Game 137 Recap: Dana Eveland?

    Once upon a time Dana Eveland was a Pirate. That was last June. He made one start among his three appearances. He pitched a total Of 9-2/3 innings and gave up nine runs. Today – in his first appearance since last June – he gave up just on run in eight innings...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 136 Recap: Happ Blanks Bucs for Seven

    Pittsburgh collected only four hits all game. Houston didn’t do much against James McDonald. But they got enough to make a winner of J.A. Happ. McDonald pitched out of a bases loaded no out jam in the second inning. Brian Boguseveic, Jimmy Paredes and Angel Sanchez each singled to fill ’em up....

  • Transactions
    State College Spikes Roster Moves 9/1

    The State College Spikes have made a few roster moves today: -Samuel Gonzalez has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to August 30th.  Gonzalez is currently out with a shoulder strain. -Mike Jefferson has been transferred to the GCL Pirates.  The move is a paper move.  Jefferson threw five shutout innings...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Recall Jaramillo, Call Up Brian Burres

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled catcher Jason Jaramillo, and have purchased the contract of left handed pitcher Brian Burres, according to a team press release.  Burres is expected to start for the Pirates on Friday against the Chicago Cubs.  There was an open spot on the 40-man roster, and Burres will fill...

  • Top Stories
    Are We There Yet? Part Four

    This is the last installment of the comparison of the Pirates’ farm system as it stood at the beginning of 2007 and 2012. This part covers the low A teams, Hickory in 2007 and West Virginia in 2012. Also See: Part One, Part Two, Part Three Catcher 2007: Kris Watts 2012: Samuel...

  • Analysis
    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Dodgers’ Probable Starting Pitcher

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each series, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitchers expected to oppose the Pirates. The charts below show the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

  • Top Stories
    Top Prospects Should Have Dry Feet in September

    Today marks the first day of September call-ups, where MLB rosters expand from 25 to 40 players, allowing teams to call up as many players on the 40-man roster as they wish.  September call-ups serve a lot of purpose.  They obviously expand the rosters, allowing teams to work with a deeper bullpen,...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 9/1/11

    Today's probable starters: Michael Colla, Brandon Cumpton, Zack Dodson and Nick Kingham

  • Prospect Reports
    Irwin, Curve Continue Dominance Over Bowie Bats

    Altoona’s pitching continued to shut down Bowie’s offense, giving the Curve their third straight road win over the Baysox, 2-0.  Phil Irwin threw seven shutout innings, allowing only four hits, walking none and fanning four.  The Curve got all their offense in the first when Andrew Lambo lined a 2-run HR far...

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