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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Barrett Barnes Injury Update

State College center fielder Barrett Barnes, out since August 1 with a lower-leg stress-related injury, remains in limbo. He is currently traveling with the Spikes as they continue a road trip in Batavia. According to State College manager Dave Turgeon, Barnes, the Pirates’ 2012 supplemental first round pick out of Texas Tech, is “out indefinitely.” “Barrett is out,” Turgeon said. “He is out...

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State College Player Reports: Clay Holmes, Barrett Barnes, Chris Diaz

The State College Spikes closed out their three-game series in Batavia with an impressive 6-2 win that featured strong pitching, especially from the bullpen, and 14 hits on offense. The Spikes improved to 7-3, while the Muckdogs fell to 4-6. Barrett Barnes led the State College offense as he finished 4-for-5 with two runs scored. Catcher Ryan Hornback went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI. Hornback delivered a two-run single in...

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