Gonzalez, Durham Power Altoona Sweep

Elevys Gonzalez and Miles Durham each had a double and a HR in four ABs as Altoona defeated Bowie, 4-2, to complete a three-game sweep on the road.  The Curve also got six and a third effective innings from Phil Irwin and a perfect 2.2 IP from Jhonathan Ramos. Gonzalez opened the scoring in the third inning with his second HR of the year, a shot that cleared the outer wall in right.  Bowie tied the game in the bottom half of the...

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Prospect Watch: Gerrit Cole Throws Another Strong Outing

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 (2-1, 2.92) - 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-3, 2.55) - DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF (.252) - 0-for-4 4. Josh Bell, RF (.274) - Low-A DL 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats)...

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Offense Stunned Again In Indians’ Third Shutout In A Row

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  1,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   Forty-five.  That’s the number of innings that have passed since the Indianapolis Indians scored an earned run.  In fact, the last run they did score, the unearned one, was 33 innings ago. Tonight it was Jo-Jo Reyes whose strong start earned him a hard-luck loss, against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA..  Reyes went 7 innings and...

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Pirates Notebook: James McDonald Taking Steps Forward Thanks to Slider

When the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired James McDonald from the Los Angeles Dodgers (along with prospect outfielder Andrew Lambo) for closer Octavio Dotel in 2010, the club knew that they were getting a talented arm. The righty made 11 starts with Pittsburgh that year after spending most of his Major League career with the Dodgers in the bullpen. In McDonald’s first full season with the Pirates in 2011, he led the club in starts...

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Jonathan Mayo Has Deven Marrero Going to Pirates

We’ve already seen Baseball America ad Keith Law release mock drafts that have shortstop Deven Marrero going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today, Jonathan Mayo released a mock draft of the top ten picks, and also has the Pirates taking Marrero. Mayo notes that Marrero has struggled this Spring, but has hit more consistently in the past. He also notes that it’s rare to get a draft pick who can stay at shortstop. Mayo’s...

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