Indy Indians Open 2012 With A Loss

The 2012 Indianapolis Indians began their season with a loss to the Toledo Mud Hens at a packed Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.  Three former Indians, now playing for the Mud Hens, contributed to the Tribe’s downfall.  The Tribe batters were held to just 4 hits by the Toledo pitching staff. Justin Wilson made his return to the starting rotation official, as the Indians’ Opening Day starter, and struggled with command...

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Opening Day! Six Things For Indy Indians Fans To Watch For In April

The Indianapolis Indians open their season today, on the road in Toledo.  Most of the rest of the International League started last night, except for the Norfolk Tides and the Charlotte Knights, who were rained out in Charlotte.  The lights were on at Victory Field early this morning, even though the team is going on the road today. Here are six things for Indians fans to be watching for this month: 1. Starling Marte — This...

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Winter League Final Wrap: Perth Repeats In Australia

The Perth Heat have won the Australian Baseball League’s Claxton Shield for the second time, taking the best-of-three series with the Melbourne Aces. The Heat beat the Aces in Game 1, by a 4-1 score, and the hero of that game was former Pirate Virgil Vasquez.  Vasquez was a late addition to the Heat, appearing in only two regular-season games for them in January.  He began the championship series by throwing a complete game for...

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Winter Leagues 2/7 — Dominicans Take Caribbean Series Championship

Despite losing their last series game to Puerto Rico by a score of 3-1, the Dominican Republic (Los Leones del Escogido) has won the Caribbean Series.  This is their lucky 13th series championship in the past 22 years, more than any other team in the competition.  The Dominicans finished the round-robin championship series with a 4-2 record. In tonight’s game, the first three Dominican batters in the game did all the damage. ...

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Caribbean And Australian Series Wraps 2/6

We’re counting down to the opening of spring camps, but a few Pirates’ players and friends have been busy in the Caribbean Series.  This has started as a round robin style tournament, with each team playing two games against each other team. The Dominican Republic team won their first four games, beating Mexico twice, and both Venezuela and Puerto Rico once.  But tonight, the Dominicans (Los Leones del Escogido) were...

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