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    Indians Leave Bases Loaded In 9th


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    Columbus Clippers  3,  Indianapolis Indians  2


    For the second night in a row, a late-inning rally...

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    Two Hits Each For Latimore, Snyder, Rubinstein, And Power

    All of the Pirates' minor league affiliates lost their season openers on Thursday night:

    Erie SeaWolves  3,  Altoona Curve 2

    One run in the bottom of the 9th made the difference, as the Curve lost in Erie, PA.  The SeaWolves were first onto the scoreboard with a pair...

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    Indians Rally Falls Short In Opener

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    Columbus Clippers  4,  Indianapolis Indians  3


    The Indianapolis Indians staged a late-inning rally, but it was not enough, as the Columbus Clippers held on to win on Opening Day at Victory...

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    Opening Day!



    It's Opening Day!



    The Indianapolis Indians Open at home against the Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians), with Brian Burres scheduled to make the start.


    The Altoona Curve open in Erie, facing the SeaWolves  (Detroit Tigers), and Bryan Morris will get the start.  


    The...

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    Pre-Season Photos

    Some photos from spring training... this was a game against the Twins a few weeks ago, but I was having trouble uploading photos.  These are in no particular order.  Some of the minor leaguers got into the game in the late innings. 

    Andrew McCutchen................. Jose Tabata

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    Pirates Sign Meyer, Rosters Ready

    One more day until the minor league openers.....

    Rosters for the Indianapolis Indians, Bradenton Marauders, and West Virginia Power are now also set.  Check out their rosters, plus the Altoona Curve's  HERE.    Both 1B Jeff Clement and RHP Tyler Yates are listed as with the Indians, but on...

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    The Wounded Warriors

    The Pirates have three pitchers who are beginning the year on the (long term) disabled list.  When they eventually are ready to return, they will have to do some minor league rehabbing.  

    Donnie Veal  --  L/L, 6' 4", 230 lb
    Veal was a Rule 5 draft pick for...

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Thomas, Gallagher, Yates

    Finishing up with the rest of the Pirates' minor league pitchers:

    Justin Thomas  --  L/L,  6' 3",  215 lbs
    Thomas is a 27-year-old reliever, chosen by the Mariners in the 4th round of the 2005 draft.  He'd moved steadily up through their organization, mostly as a starter and made...

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Burres, Hansen, Claggett, Leroux

    Not exactly prospects, but we have a few more Pirates' pitchers to look at:

    Brian Burres  --  L/L,  6' 1",  165 lb
    Burres, who will turn 30 years old this week, was the Giants' 31st round pick in the 2000 draft.  He pitched for 5...

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    A Few Notes For Sunday; Altoona Roster

    Just a few notes from here and there:

    Check out this story by Lee Judge of the Kansas City Star. He talks about Clint Hurdle, but it generally applies to almost any minor league system.  I'm trying to picture players sleeping in the luggage racks.

    The Indy Indians...

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