Indians Swept By Iron Pigs — Four Straight Shutouts

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  3,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   The Indians are going to be happy to see Allentown, PA in their rear-view mirrors, as they bus out of town tonight, heading for the 4-game series in Buffalo, NY.  Not only did the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs sweep this 4-game series at Coca-Cola Park, but they did it with four consecutive shut-out games.  That’s right — the Indians did not score once in Coca...

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Prospect Watch: Indianapolis Shut Out 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 (2-1, 2.92) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-3, 2.55) - DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF (.246) - 0-for-3, BB, 2 K 4. Josh Bell, RF (.274) - Low-A DL 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) - Extended Spring Training...

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Cumpton Throws Seven Strong Innings, Cunningham Returns From DL in Altoona Win

ALTOONA, Pa. — Right-hander Brandon Cumpton has been solid in his first year at the Double-A level. His last trip to the mound on Saturday in Erie, Cumpton allowed five earned runs for the first time since April 7, his first start of the season. In the six starts between, Cumpton hadn’t allowed more than three earned runs. Cumpton had another strong start tonight. He allowed one run on seven hits over seven innings. He...

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Pirates Notebook: Verlander No Hits Pirates Through Eight

Right-hander Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Detroit. With one out, Josh Harrison took a 1-2 breaking ball for a single into center field to break up the no-no. Verlander went on to induce two groundouts for the complete game shutout. The only two base runners by the Pirates in the first eight innings were Neil Walker in the first inning and Andrew McCutchen in the sixth, both...

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Pirates Call Up Gorkys Hernandez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up Gorkys Hernandez for the weekend series against the Detroit Tigers. A move was expected after the Pirates demoted Alex Presley earlier in the week, and promoted Evan Meek. That move gave the team eight relievers in the bullpen. With the designated hitter in use this weekend, an extra bat was needed. Hernandez is hitting for a .266/.343/.355 line in Triple-A this year over 124 at-bats. He’s...

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