The playoffs yesterday showed a nice glimpse of the future for the Pittsburgh Pirates, as Tyler Glasnow allowed one run on two hits over six innings and Mitch Keller gave up one hit and two walks over nine shutout innings. Unfortunately for Indianapolis, they went down 2-0 in a best-of-five series, so they need to win these next three nights to advance to championship round.
That would make tonight's start for Nick Kingham a fairly big game as far as minor league games are concerned. I said I'd rather see him in the majors back in August because he needs big league experience going into next year, but no use harping on it at this point. He's in the minors still and a must-win game at home in the playoffs is still a much bigger game than you average minor league regular season game. King...
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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.