Jeff Locke 7/31/10 Video Recap

If you’ve been reading this site for any amount of time, you probably know about the “Jeff Locke curse”.  In 2009, it seemed like every time I saw Jeff pitch, he had a bad outing.  That’s probably because he only had bad outings when I was in attendance.  You can see a few of those outings in the video recaps section of the site.  Despite the bad outings, I saw some good things out of Locke, which made me view...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/25/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Louisville 6-2.  Jeremy Powell (W, 10-8, 4.61) pitched six innings, allowing a run on five hits, with one walk and seven strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett (4.88) pitched two shutout innings, allowing a hit, no walks and striking out two.  Corey Hamman (3.69) pitched an inning, allowing a run on one hit, with no walks and one strikeout. Alex Presley (.296) went 1-for-4 with a homer...

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Ohlendorf to the DL, Burres Called Up

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf on the 15-day disabled list and have called up Brian Burres to take Ohlendorf’s place.  That’s somewhat of a surprise, as a lot of people expected Charlie Morton to get the call.  Morton has a 1.50 ERA in four starts in August, spanning 24 innings, with a 17:9 K/BB ratio and a .200 BAA. Burres hasn’t been that bad, with a 4.26 ERA in 44.1 innings...

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Karstens Scratched, Ohlendorf Could Be Done For Season

Two big blows to the rotation as two of the best performing starters this year are dealing with injuries… -After exiting in the first inning after facing two batters, Ross Ohlendorf was diagnosed with a strained left muscle behind his left shoulder, and could be done for the year.  There’s a chance that Ohlendorf could return by the end of the season. -Jeff Karstens will miss his start tomorrow due to arm fatigue, and will...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/24/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost to Louisville 5-1.  Michael Crotta (L, 5-8, 4.42) pitched six innings, allowing four runs on five hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Brian Bass (3.88) pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.  Dana Eveland (10.69) pitched one inning, allowing a run on one hit, with no walks and three strikeouts. Mitch Jones (.247) went 2-for-4 with two doubles and...

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