Brandon Moss Deserves Another Shot

There’s no question that Brandon Moss played his way out of Pittsburgh in 2009.  After being acquired as one of the pieces in the Jason Bay trade, Moss was given plenty of playing time in 2009 as the starting right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  In that time he only managed a .236/.304/.364 line with seven homers in 385 at-bats.  Moss displayed great defense from right field, with a 9.7 UZR/150, although without the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/28/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Syracuse 7-5.  Michael Crotta pitched 7.2 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Derek Hankins made his AAA debut, allowing a run on one hit, a solo homer, before getting the final out in the eighth.  Hankins allowed the only inherited runner on base to score on the homer, blowing the save, but got the win thanks to two runs from...

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Indians Catapult Over Chiefs 7-5

INDIANS CATAPULT OVER CHIEFS 7-5 Tribe Jumps Ahead Early And Rallies Late For Victory SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Right fielder Brandon Moss blasted a first inning grand slam to give the Tribe an early lead, before center fielder Alex Presley came through with a clutch two-out two-run single in the ninth to catapult the Indianapolis Indians over Syracuse in the International League Wild Card race with a 7-5 victory over the Chiefs on...

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Spikes Overrun By Late ‘Cutters Rally in 9-5 Defeat

SPIKES OVERRUN BY LATE ‘CUTTERS RALLY IN 9-5 DEFEAT BOX SCORE GAME LOG STATE COLLEGE – Cole White accounted for four of the State College Spikes’ five runs, but a six-run eighth inning propelled the Williamsport Crosscutters to a 9-5 win at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Wednesday night. White’s two-run double in the third inning, coupled with the runs he scored in the third and in the fifth, helped put State College (20-19) ahead,...

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Minors Moves 7/28

Catching up on some minor league transactions… -The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Travis Chick, a right handed pitcher who started the 2010 season in the Los Angeles Angels’ camp before being released and going to Independent ball.  Chick will play in Indianapolis, providing the Indians with pitching depth. -Derek Hankins has been promoted from AA to AAA.  Hankins had a 1.82 ERA this year in 79 innings, pitching mostly out of...

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