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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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    Oakland Signs Akinori Iwamura

    Iwamura was signed by Oakland after being released by the Pirates. The Oakland Athletics have signed Akinori Iwamura after the former Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman was released on Friday.  Iwamura hit for a .182/.292/.267 line in 165 at-bats with the Pirates this year, followed by a .264/.404/.393 line in 163 at-bats in...

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    2010 Indianapolis Indians Season Recap

    Walker was a big surprise in Indianapolis to start the season. The 2010 Indianapolis Indians had a few top prospects, but no where near the wave of talent needed to immediately turn the Pittsburgh Pirates around.  The first wave of prospects reached the majors this year, as Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, Neil...

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    The Unfair Treatment of UZR

    Go to any Pittsburgh Pirates forum and you'll see some variation of the following conversation: Fan #1: Ronny Cedeno is a horrible shortstop. Fan #2: According to his UZR/150, Cedeno is the ninth best defensive shortstop in the league this year. Fan #1: That just shows how wrong UZR is.  I've seen...

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