Minor League Schedule: 6/13/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Altoona has the day off today before starting a three game series at home versus New Britain. The VSL team was off yesterday. After going 4-2 yesterday the Pirates minor league system now has a combined record over .500 with Bradenton the only team under that mark. AAA: Indianapolis (33-32) VS Gwinnett (33-30)...

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Baseball in 1899
Jun12

Baseball in 1899

Baseball in 1899 was obviously a lot different back then than it is now so I thought I would point out some of those differences using the Pirates team as an example. It will also be a good lead in to next week’s article. First thing is there was only one major league at the time, the National League. It consisted of 12 teams, eight of which still exist, although only five of those teams are still in the same location....

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Minor League Schedule: 6/12/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The VSL team is off today. With their win yesterday over the Mariners team, they tied each other for first place. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available. AAA: Indianapolis (32-32) VS Gwinnett (33-29) 2:05pm Probable starter: Justin Wilson (7-3 3.49) Game notes: Indy won 1-0...

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West Virginia Power Game Recap: 6/11/11
Jun12

West Virginia Power Game Recap: 6/11/11

Colton Cain pitched a solid game but I couldn’t help but leave there slightly disappointed in his start. The results were definitely there and he got a ton of swing and misses, but the velocity I had heard about the prior day was a tick slower, or a lot slower depending on which gun you believe at the ballpark. I have always heard that the Lakewood gun was pretty accurate and it seemed that way prior to tonight for this series...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/11/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. I will be covering game three of the West Virginia- Lakewood series for the site tonight with Colton Cain on the mound and I’ll be posting a recap shortly after the completion of the game.  Brett Sinkbeil will be taking the rotation spot of Kyle McPherson (who made his AA debut last night) for the time being...

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