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    2010 State College Spikes Season Recap

    Von Rosenberg led a talented group of young pitchers in State College during the 2010 season. The State College Spikes featured a lot of young pitching talent that has entered the Pirates' farm system over the last two years.  When looking at the stats of these players, it's important to note that...

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    Two Homers From Mercer Lead Altoona to Victory

    Mercer hit two homers, leading Altoona to a 6-4 victory. Altoona got a great pitching performance last night from Rudy Owens, who turned in five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts, arguably out-pitching future Hall of Famer Andy Pettitte, who was pitching for Trenton.  The...

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    Live Blog: Altoona-Trenton 9/15

    Locke will look to even the series tonight. Jeff Locke is on the mound tonight for the Altoona Curve, trying to tie the series at 1-1.  Altoona was able to fight back from losing the first game in the first round.  Hopefully they can do the same tonight.  Check the lineups post...

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    Lineups: Altoona-Trenton 9/15

    Locke ALTOONA - One hour to game time. Game: Altoona Curve vs Trenton Thunder, 6:30 p.m. Site: Blair County Ballpark. Pitching: LHP Jeff Locke vs. RHP Dellin Betances. Weather: 80 degrees. Lineups: Altoona Curve: 1. Chase d'Arnaud, 2B 2. Josh Harrison, 3B 3. Jordy Mercer, SS 4. Matt Hague, 1B 5. Andrew Lambo, LF 6....

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    2010 West Virginia Power Season Recap

    Cunningham was one of the top prospects in West Virginia this year. At every level this year there was at least one consensus top ten prospect.  Indianapolis had guys like Pedro Alvarez and Jose Tabata to start the year.  Altoona had the top pitching prospects in the upper levels, and some of...

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    Altoona Drops Game One 3-2 in Extra Innings

    D'Arnaud went 2-for-3 with a walk, and had a solo homer off of Andy Pettitte. Never mind that tonight was the opening game of the Eastern League championship series against the Trenton Thunder.  The Altoona Curve had extra pressure tonight, as they went up against Andy Pettitte, who was making a rehab...

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    Live Blog: Altoona-Trenton 9/14

    Owens ALTOONA Game: Altoona Curve vs Trenton Thunder, 6:30 p.m. Site: Blair County Ballpark. Pitching: LHP Rudy Owens vs. LHP Andy Pettitte. Weather: 75 degrees. Lineups: Altoona Curve: 1. Chase d'Arnaud, 2B 2. Josh Harrison, 3B 3. Jordy Mercer, SS 4. Matt Hague, 1B 5. Andrew Lambo, CF 6. Hector Gimenez, C 7. Miles Durham,...

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    Starling Marte and Tony Sanchez to Start 2011 in Altoona

    Marte will start the 2011 season in Altoona. According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to start Starling Marte in Altoona at the beginning of the 2011 season.  Biertempfel also reports that Tony Sanchez should start in Altoona next season, as long as he doesn't regress in his recovery from...

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    2010 Bradenton Marauders Season Recap

    Sanchez was one of many Bradenton prospects to suffer a major injury in 2010. The Bradenton Marauders had a strong debut season in the Florida State League, finishing with a 39-31 record in the first half, which fell 4.5 games short of the first half division title, then winning the second half...

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    Pirates Claim Chris Leroux

    Leroux The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed right handed pitcher Chris Leroux off of waivers from the Florida Marlins, and have designated right handed pitcher Brian Bass for assignment.  Leroux has just 24.2 innings at the majors league level, with an 8.03 ERA, a 7.3 K/9, and a 5.5 BB/9 ratio.  The 26...

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