How Can the Pirates Compete With These Profits?

For the longest time we’ve heard complaints about the Pittsburgh Pirates pertaining to the MLB payroll.  Fans look at the Pirates, their payroll levels, and then look at other small market teams with higher payroll levels, and ask why the Pirates can’t spend to those levels.  That is usually followed with the assumption that Bob Nutting is pocketing major profits, and cares more about making money than winning. As...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/22/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Louisville 4-2.  Joe Martinez (5.50) pitched five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Chris Jakubauskas (4.70) pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out three.  Steven Jackson (W, 4-0, 3.54) pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Jean Machi (SV, 19, 3.91) pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts....

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Presley Propels Tribe Past Bats 4-2

PRESLEY PROPELS TRIBE PAST BATS 4-2 Indians’ CF Alex Presley Blasts Solo Shot and Scores Twice INDIANAPOLIS — Center fielder Alex Presley put the Tribe on the board with a solo home run in the sixth inning, before sparking the game-winning rally in the eighth with a lead-off double to propel the Indianapolis Indians over the Louisville Bats 4-2 in front of a crowd of 9,063 on Sunday afternoon at Victory Field. With the...

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Irvine, Pitching Quartet Give Spikes 4-0 Win Over Scrappers

IRVINE, PITCHING QUARTET GIVE SPIKES 4-0 WIN OVER SCRAPPERS BOX SCORE GAME LOG STATE COLLEGE, PA – Four State College Spikes pitchers combined for the club’s sixth shutout victory of the season, and Pat Irvine helped the cause with his first Spikes homer of the year in a 4-0 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Sunday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Tyler Waldron (4-5), Jhonathan Ramos, Justin Ennis and Jason Townsend...

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State College Spikes Game Notes – August 22 vs. Mahoning Valley

Sunday, August 22 – 6:05 p.m. Mahoning Valley Scrappers – Cleveland Indians (26-35) @ State College Spikes – Pittsburgh Pirates (29-31) Game #61 / Home Game #32 RHP Tyler Waldron (3-5, 3.18) vs. RHP Cole Cook (0-0, 12.00) Tonight’s Promotions: Summer Blast Off-Sunday presented by the Centre Daily Times…FIREWORKS presented by Snyder’s of Hanover…Pre-Game Catch on the Field…Post-Game Kids Run the...

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