John Dreker

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 20

    Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date including one of the lesser known Hall of Famers in team history. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland goes back ten years ago to take a look at a huge day from an unlikely source. John Lamb (1946) Pitcher for the 1970-71...

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    Minor League Schedule: 7/20/12

    Both West Virginia and Altoona had their games rained out yesterday. Both will play a doubleheader today, participating in 2 seven inning games. Due to the rain, Gerrit Cole had his start pushed back until tonight. Altoona originally had a scheduled doubleheader today. Last night’s rainout will be made up on Sunday....

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 19

    On a busy date for former Pittsburgh Pirates birthdays, we have eight players to cover, two of them born on the same exact day, 147 years ago. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look at a rare Pirates victory over one of the greatest pitchers ever. Brian Smith (1972)...

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    Minor League Schedule: 7/19/12

    Tonight’s probables features five pitchers that were listed among our top 23 prospects to start the season, including the players in the top two spots, Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole. West Virginia was off yesterday. They resume their schedule tonight, beginning a four game series at home. Bradenton’s game last night was...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 18

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including two that were born on the same exact day and one of them played just one major league game. Also included on this list are two players that were traded for each other. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a...

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    Minor League Schedule: 7/18/12

    Luis Heredia will get the start tonight for State College. His last start was covered here , one in which he picked up his first win of the season. We also had live coverage of his first, second and third starts of the year. West Virginia has off today. Both Bradenton and Indianapolis play...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 17

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, plus we have one trade of note. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look at a very long game that was played 98 years ago, with two great pitching performances. The Trade On this date in 1998 the Pirates traded...

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    Minor League Schedule: 7/17/12

    Jeff Locke gets the start tonight for Indianapolis. At the All-Star break, Locke, along with Justin Wilson and Rudy Owens, all had 7-4 records. Locke lost his first start after the break, while Wilson got a no-decision and Owens won last night, in each of their first post-AS starts. West Virginia was...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 16

    On a slow day for Pittsburgh Pirates birth dates and transactions, we have just one player to talk about and one minor trade. The transaction and the player have a nice tie in to each other though, so it worked out well. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look...

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    Minor League Schedule: 7/16/12

    Colton Cain will get the start for Bradenton tonight. Since the FSL All-Star break, he has gone 2-1 1.80 in five starts, pitching a total of 30 innings. Prior to the All-Star break he had a 6.05 ERA over nine starts with 38.2 innings pitched. Indianapolis expanded their division lead to 12...

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