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    Prospect Watch: Bats Make Some Noise in Altoona, West Virginia

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    Altoona Wins on a Strong Start From Brandon Cumpton

    ALTOONA, Pa. — Right-hander Brandon Cumpton got the start for the Double-A Curve after the game was delayed for over an hour and 16 minutes. Cumpton allowed two runs on five hits over 7.2 innings. He walked two and struck out three while throwing 91 pitches, 62 strikes. Cumpton was the first...

  • 2012 Draft
    Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 4/27-4/29

    In Tuesday’s weekly chat, I was asked who my top eight prospects in the upcoming draft would be. There wasn’t much time to give a good response in a chat setting, so I decided to expand on the answer in this week’s draft preview. The draft is still over a month away,...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Offense Taking Strides, but Needs to Step Up

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates offense banged out 11 hits against the Colorado Rockies in the Bucs 5-4 win on Tuesday night at PNC Park. It marked just the third time all season that the club had combined for double-digit hits. The two other days came on April 17 against Arizona (13),...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 26

    Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and in 1995, baseball returned from the strike that wiped out the end of the 1994 season and post-season. Francisco Cordova(1972) Pitcher for the Pirates from 1996 until 2000. He signed with the Pirates in January of 1996 after spending four seasons pitching...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Alvarez Crushing Off-Speed Pitches

    Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs today, both of which came on off-speed pitches. That's been the case with all of his home runs this year, with three homers coming off the changeup, and one coming off a curve ball. On the flip side, Alvarez has struggled against fastballs this year, with...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/26/12

    Indianapolis has off today. They resume their schedule tomorrow night, with a four game series in Durham. Daniel Cabrera got the start for Bradenton. It was due to be Hunter Strickland’s turn in the rotation but during his last start he was hit by a line drive in the second inning and...

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