Cole Labors as Curve Fall 4-1 to Akron Aeros

Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole did not have his best stuff tonight, taking the loss in Altoona to move his record in AA to 3-6 against the Akron Aeros.  Although Cole showed flashes of his number one starter potential, his control and command were both spotty, at times disappearing for several batters before returning with a big pitch.  To Cole’s credit, he threw deep into the 7th inning, registering 110 pitches, giving up four runs...

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Indians Can’t Keep Above the Surface Against Clippers

Columbus Clippers  5,  Indianapolis Indians  3 (Box)   Clippers’ starter TJ McFarland has not had a good season against the Indianapolis Indians.  In his three previous starts against the Indians, McFarland got beat around.  On July 7th, the Indians scored 8 runs on 10 hits and 4 walks against McFarland in just 2.1 innings.  The following week, on the 15th, the Tribe smacked 9 hits for 4 runs in 5 innings, and on August...

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Taillon Overpowers Richmond Flying Squirrels in 7-0 Victory

The Altoona Curve defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 7-0 on Sunday night behind an impressive start from heralded prospect Jameson Taillon.  The 2010 first-round draft pick moved to 2-0 in his two starts since moving to AA Altoona, going six scoreless innings while striking out seven with no walks.  In his two starts, Taillon has a posted a line of 11 innings pitched, five hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, and 13 strikeouts.  Tonight, he struck...

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GCL Pirates Advance to Gulf Coast League Championship

The Gulf Coast League playoffs began today with a one game Wild Card round. The GCL Pirates captured the Wild Card spot, and took on the GCL Cardinals in round one. The Pirates beat the Cardinals 1-0 to advance to the GCL Finals, where they will take on the GCL Red Sox. 2011 4th round pick Colten Brewer led the way with four shutout innings. Brewer gave up one walks and one hit, while striking out four. During the season, Brewer had a...

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McPherson And McPherson Lead Indians To The Win

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Columbus Clippers  6 (Box)   Yes, there are two of them, and both made big contributions to the Indianapolis Indians’ win at Victory Field tonight.  Kyle McPherson pitched 7 shut-out innings for the Indians, allowing the Columbus Clippers only 2 hits.  Then DH Dallas McPherson hit two home runs, including the walk-off homer to give the Indians the win. Kyle McPherson, in his first start since...

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Indians Sweep Bats, Behind Locke’s 6 Shut Out Innings And McPherson’s Homer

Indianapolis Indians  4,  Louisville Bats  2 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians made a sweep of the Louisville Bats tonight at Victory Field, taking all three games of this short series.  Tribe starter Jeff Locke earned his 10th win of the season, pitching 6 shut out innings.  RF Dallas McPherson had two key hits in the game, including what would turn out to be the game-winning home run. Locke worked around at least one runner on...

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