Indians Hurt by Walks In Loss

Louisville Bats 4,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box) A total of 11 batters walked in tonight’s game between the Indianapolis Indians and the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Park in Louisville, Kentucky.  Six of those were Louisville batters, walked by the Indians’ pitchers, and five Tribe batters walked.  Indians’ starter Justin Wilson surrendered 5 walks in his 5 innings of work.  He also gave up 5 hits and...

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Prospect Watch: Dickerson Homers Again, Two Homers For Welch

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide, which can be purchased here. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (0-0, 5.25) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (0-1, 2.63) - DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF (.269) - 1-for-5 4. Josh Bell, RF (.267) - DNP 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) - Extended Spring Training 6. Robbie...

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Pirates Game Tonight vs. Colorado Postponed

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies game one of the three-game set for 7:05 p.m. ET tonight has been postponed due to inclement weather. Instead, the Bucs will face the Rockies in part of a double header scheduled for Wednesday. Tuesday: Right-hander Kevin Correia (1-0, 1.50 ERA) will start for the Bucs against Jamie Moyer (1-2, 2.55 ERA). Wednesday double header: Game one will start at 12:35. Right-hander James...

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Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Rockies’ Probable Starting Pitchers

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 view. For a general guide to pitch types for a right-handed pitcher, please check out this image created by Sons of Sam...

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2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/23

STATS Mark Appel - 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, ND Kevin Gausman - 7.0 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, 0 HR, W (7-1) Kyle Zimmer – 8.0 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 0 HR, W (4-3) Deven Marrero - 2-for-18 (.111), 3 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 3 RBI Mike Zunino - 5-for-16 (.313), 6 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB Trey Williams – 6-for-12 (.500), 7 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 K, 3 BB NOTES -On Thursday, I looked at two draft prospects who are trending...

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