Indians Break Scoreless Streak, But Still Lose To Buffalo

 Buffalo Bisons  11,  Indianapolis Indians  6 (Box)   The Indians added their fifth loss in a row at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY tonight.  The bit of good news is that the Indians were finally able to score some runs — 6 of them.  While the pitching had been mostly strong while the Indians’ batters were not hitting, now that the Indians managed to score some runs, the pitching struggled.  Starter Justin Wilson...

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Adam Lind Wouldn’t Help the Pirates

The Toronto Blue Jays placed Adam Lind on outright waivers yesterday, which means that any teams that wants him can just claim him and assume his full salary. My first thought when I saw this was probably similar to the thought process of a lot of Pirates fans. The thought was “the Pirates have a horrible offense, anything could help.” I’ll also add that I was basing my analysis on Lind on having him on my fantasy...

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Pirates Notebook: McCutchen’s Power is Just Fine

A month into the 2012 season, all eyes were on Andrew McCutchen and the fact that he had not yet gone deep for a home run. Game after game, McCutchen continued to pick up hits, doubles, swiping bases, but his lack of long ball power started to raise some concern outside the clubhouse. “As far as power, power comes and power goes,” Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said in early May. “I’m encouraged that Andrew is not out...

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Duke Welker Lighting Up the Radar Guns in Altoona

ALTOONA, Pa. — Standing at 6′ 7″, 260 pounds, Duke Welker is a big man. But he’s got an even bigger arm. The right-hander has seen his fastball light up the radar guns throughout the Eastern League touching 98, 99 and even 100 in relief from the Altoona Bullpen. Welker has made 13 appearances with Double-A Altoona in 2012, but it’s enough for Manager P.J. Forbes to notice his potential. “This guys...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/19/12

Justin Wilson gets the start tonight, just five days after leaving his last start early. He threw on the side three days ago and reported no problems. The four affiliates have a combined record of 70-92. Indianapolis was just shutout in the entire four game series against Lehigh Valley, although their pitchers allowed just nine runs and the team is still in first place in their division. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found...

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