Pirates Bullpen Shows Resiliency in 4-2 Win

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — After seeing their starting pitcher lefty Erik Bedard exit the game in the top of the second inning due to an injury, the bullpen knew they would have a tough task not only facing the Washington Nationals staff, but to provide eight innings of relief. But they stepped up and kept the club in the game. “They’ve been very resilient. They’ve been very effective. They bent, but they didn’t break,”...

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Prospect Watch: Wilson Throws Six Shutout Innings, Gorkys Homers Again

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 (1-1, 3.54) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (1-2, 1.76) - DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF (.268) - DNP 4. Josh Bell, RF (.274) - Low-A DL 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) - Extended Spring Training 6. Robbie...

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Wilson and Hernandez Power Indians To 5th Consecutive Win

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  0 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians shut out the Iron Pigs this afternoon at Victory field, for their 5th straight win.  That insures the Tribe at least an even split of this 10-game home stand, but it doesn’t appear that they are thinking of slowing up.  “This week we’ve done a pretty good job,” said CF Gorkys Hernandez in a post-game interview. ...

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Bedard Removed from Outing With Injury

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Left-hander Erik Bedard was removed from the Pirates game against the Washington Nationals at PNC Park in the top of the second inning due to back spasms. The lefty needed just five pitches to retire the side in the first inning. The injury occurred after throwing a 1-2 pitch to former bucco Adam LaRoche. Bedard twisted his torso as the Pirates trainers and Manager Clint Hurdle came to the mound. He was removed...

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Keith Law Releases Top 100 Draft Prospects

Keith Law has released his top 100 draft prospects for ESPN Insider subscribers. The rankings show several changes from his previous list, which was a top 50 that was released about a month ago. Law still has Byron Buxton ranked first overall, which is where Buxton has appeared in the previous two rankings. He has moved Carlos Correa up to second, after Correa previously appeared around 5th and 6th in the previous lists. Kevin Gausman...

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