GCL Notes: Curry and Mathisen Rehabbing; Draft Picks Easing Into Games
Jun22

GCL Notes: Curry and Mathisen Rehabbing; Draft Picks Easing Into Games

The GCL Pirates played their first home game today, winning 3-2 against the GCL Yankees. I didn’t focus on the game as much today, since most of my focus was on getting pictures. I’d rather get that out of the way early in the season, and focus more on the games after this first week. That’s not to say I didn’t follow what was happening in the game. It just means when the game was over I only knew the Pirates...

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Getting a First Look in 2013 at Joely Rodriguez and Stetson Allie
Jun22

Getting a First Look in 2013 at Joely Rodriguez and Stetson Allie

I hadn’t seen Joely Rodriguez or Stetson Allie since they each left Spring Training for West Virginia at the start of the 2013 season. It’s hard to get a complete feel for guys in Spring Training. You can tell who looks good, and who might be struggling, but so much can change during the season. For example, Allie wasn’t crushing everything during Spring Training, then all of a sudden he enters the season, taps into...

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Jin-De Jhang Homers to Continue Hot Start; Brewer Throws Five Shutout Innings
Jun18

Jin-De Jhang Homers to Continue Hot Start; Brewer Throws Five Shutout Innings

After driving through a downpour, multiple traffic jams and an EZPass gate that would not lift, I made it to Mahoning Valley to check out the short-season Jamestown Jammers play their second game of the year. Let’s do this Power Rankings style: the 7 players who impressed me most on Tuesday night. This is not a ranking of the prospects as a whole, simply a small-sample-size look at one game and various musings. 1. Catcher Jin-De...

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Jameson Taillon strong as Altoona wins 5th straight

The Altoona Curve completed a three-game sweep of the Trenton Thunder on Sunday with a 2-1 victory, their fifth in a row.  Top Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon started for the Curve, spreading out six singles over five innings while only surrendering one earned run in the no decision.  Reliever Quinton Miller picked up the win with a scoreless 6th, while Jhonathan Ramos got the hold and Luis Sanz the save in a strong team pitching...

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Curve fall 3-2 to Binghamton Mets

The Altoona Curve dropped their series opener against the Binghamton Mets 3-2 on Friday night.  In his last game before being promoted, left fielder Andrew Lambo had both RBIs with a single in the 4th inning.  David Bromberg started and took the loss for the Curve pitching 6 innings and surrendering 6 hits, 3 ER, 2 BB, while tabbing 4 K’s.  He threw 97 pitches, with only 52 for strikes. On the night, the Curve totaled nine hits,...

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West Virginia Loses 8-5, Glasnow and Allie Do Impressive Things

West Virginia was unable to sweep the Lakewood BlueClaws today on the road, losing 8-5 and snapping a seven game winning streak against Lakewood. Tyler Glasnow got the start and had some trouble, giving up three runs, but he still looked very impressive on the mound. For the seventh straight start, he allowed two hits or less and he had his fastball working, reaching 97 MPH and striking out eight batters. Stetson Allie finished off...

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