Gerrit Cole looks strong in first Triple-A rehab start
Jul29

Gerrit Cole looks strong in first Triple-A rehab start

It’s not often you want to make things harder for a pitcher, but that’s exactly what Indianapolis Indians catcher Tony Sanchez said he did for right-hander Gerrit Cole during Monday’s International League baseball game at Frontier Field in Rochester, N.Y. “I want him to work for the out. I want him to make sure he can throw his fastball to his arm side and get the fastball in to righties,” said Sanchez after Cole made his first of two...

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The Approach That Has Tenth Round Pick Alex McRae Off to a Good Start
Jul25

The Approach That Has Tenth Round Pick Alex McRae Off to a Good Start

Alex McRae admitted that he’s learning to pitch again. The 21-year-old right-hander, a tenth-round pick in the most recent draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, did a good job on Thursday in Batavia, N.Y., of demonstrating his comprehension of these lessons. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound McRae, a former standout at Jacksonville University, put together his best professional outing in eight starts. “I’m learning how to pitch,” he said after his...

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Indianapolis Indians Player Notes 8/14/12: Kyle McPherson and Bryan Morris

The West Division-leading Indianapolis Indians dropped a 4-2 decision to the Rochester Red Wings Tuesday evening at Rochester’s Frontier Field. In this game, right-hander Kyle McPherson made his second Triple-A start for the Indians. It was McPherson’s 11th start of the season. He missed the first two months of the season with shoulder right-shoulder inflammation. Indianapolis is 74-50; Rochester, Triple-A affiliate of the...

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State College Player Reports 8/8/12: Creasy, Harlan, Crumlich

A night after posting a solid win, the State College Spikes dropped the final game of their two-game mini-series with the Batavia Muckdogs Wednesday at Batavia’s Dwyer Stadium. The Spikes lost 6-3 as they managed 10 hits off Batavia left-hander Tyler Melling, who was named to the NY-Penn League All-Star Team. But the Spikes hurt themselves with three errors in the first four innings. Jason Creasy Jason Creasy, a 2011...

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State College Player Notes 8/7/12: Holmes, Gaffney, Stallings

Shortstop Chris Diaz hit his first professional home run, starter Clay Holmes pitched five scoreless innings, and the State College Spikes scored two runs on three wild pitches in the top of the 10th inning to escape with a 4-2 win over the Batavia Muckdogs Tuesday night at Batavia’s Dwyer Stadium. “It’s a good win,” State College manager Dave Turgeon said. “We needed it. The worm was kind of turning at home....

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