September Call-Ups

As the calendar turns to September 1st each year, Major League Baseball teams get up to 15 additional active roster spots, with the active rosters expanding from a maximum of 25 to a maximum of 40 players.  During the month of September, and until the end of the regular season, teams can call up additional players to the majors, commonly referred to as “September call-ups”.  A few rules and notes on September call-ups: -In...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/1/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 4-1.  Brad Lincoln (L, 7-4, 3.83) pitched two innings, allowing two runs on two hits with a walk and two strikeouts.  Lincoln was on a 50 pitch limit tonight.  Joe Martinez (5.72) pitched five innings, allowing two runs on eight hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Brian Bass (3.43) pitched two shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out one. Doug...

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Spikes Get the Pitching, Bats Quiet in 1-0 Loss

The State College Spikes got a great outing from left handed starter Zac Fuesser tonight, but couldn’t get the offense going, falling 1-0 to the Auburn Doubledays.  One night after losing 12-11 in extra innings to Batavia, the Spikes only managed two hits tonight, although they did manage to work the count and draw seven walks. The Spikes only managed to get a runner to third base on one occasion tonight, when Kelson Brown...

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Lineups: State College-Auburn 9/1

STATE COLLEGE — One hour to first pitch … Game: State College Spikes vs Auburn Doubledays, 6:35 p.m. Site: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Pitching: LHP Zac Fuesser vs. LHP Sean Nolin. Weather: 87 degrees. Game Updates: My Twitter Feed Lineups: State College Spikes: 1. Drew Maggi, SS 2. Mel Rojas Jr., CF 3. Gerlis Rodriguez, DH 4. Matt Curry, 1B 5. Cole White, RF 6. Pat Irvine, C 7. Kelson Brown, 3B 8. Kyle Saukko, LF...

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How Do You Get Your Scouting Reports?

Right now I’m on the road watching the minor league teams.  Last night I saw Altoona for the second night in a row, and was able to see the gem that Rudy Owens pitched in person.  I was able to see Matt Hague hit two homers, and because I saw those homers in person, I was able to realize that neither homer was cheap.  Today I’m heading up to State College, where I will see the State College Spikes for a two game series,...

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