WV Power Game Notes- 8/08/10

Lakewood BlueClaws (25-16, 67-44) at West Virginia Power (20-22, 51-61) Game 113 | August 8, 2010 | Appalachian Power Park | Charleston, WV Play-by-Play: Adam Marco Radio: Power Baseball Network and wvpower.com TODAY’S MATCHUP RH Josh Zeid (5-4, 2.97) vs. RH Kyle McPherson (6-9, 3.97) Zeid- Allowed 0 R on 3 H with 3 BB and 9 K over 6.0 IP in 8/02 W @ GRV (5-1 ‘ Claws) McPherson- Allowed 2 R on 3 H with 1 BB and 3 K over 5.0 IP in 8/03...

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Pirates Fire Joe Kerrigan and Gary Varsho

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates have fired pitching coach Joe Kerrigan and bench coach Gary Varsho.  Ray Searage has been promoted as the new pitching coach, while Jeff Bannister will become the bench coach, both on an interim basis. When Kerrigan was added, there was hope that he would be able to finish developing the talent on the major league pitching staff, similar to what he had done in the past with the...

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Finally, A Franchise Player

When Garrett Jones was at the plate in the bottom of the tenth with two outs, down by two, and Andrew McCutchen at second base, I was thinking one thing: it would be great if the Pirates could get Pedro Alvarez to the plate as the potential winning run.  It’s been a long time since the Pirates have had a player like Alvarez on their roster.  By that I mean the Pirates haven’t had a guy where fans can be optimistic about a...

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Pirates close to a deal with Drew Maggi?

According to Keith Law, the Pittsburgh Pirates may be close to a deal with 15th round pick, Drew Maggi, a shortstop out of Arizona State.  Law mentioned that the deal could be for around $460 K, which is $25,000 less than what fourth round pick Nick Kingham received.  MLB doesn’t have slot prices after the fifth round, although $150,000 is the unofficial slot price for anyone beyond round five, which would put Maggi at $300,000...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/7/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost to Durham 6-4.  Charlie Morton pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Joe Martinez pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Daniel Moskos allowed four runs on one hit and two walks in 0.1 innings.  Brian Bass pitched 0.2 innings, allowing one run on a walk and a hit. Brandon Moss went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Alex...

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