Sadler, Cunningham lead Curve to victory in home opener

The Altoona Curve defeated the Harrisburg Senators 5-4 in their first home game of the year. Starting pitcher Casey Sadler was solid in the victory, going six innings and surrendering three runs on six hits, walking one and striking out two. Offensively, the Curve were led by second baseman Jarek Cunningham who went 3-for 4, including a two-run homer in the third inning. Gift Ngoepe added a solo shot in the 6th inning on a high...

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The Most Impressive Thing About Gregory Polanco

Last year Scott Diamond made 27 starts for the Minnesota Twins. He posted a 3.54 ERA in 173 innings, with a 90:31 K/BB ratio. Today, Diamond was on a rehab assignment, pitching for Fort Myers against the Bradenton Marauders. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Gregory Polanco took him opposite field for his first home run of the 2013 season. If there’s one thing that has impressed me about Polanco more than anything else,...

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Nick Kingham Gets Too Comfortable With His Fastball In Marauders Loss

Nick Kingham got off to a good start early in his high-A debut. He retired his first nine batters in order, getting three strikeouts in the process. Kingham was in total command, allowing only one ball to leave the infield, and getting a lot of ground ball outs. Then the right-hander ran into trouble in the fourth inning. After giving up a leadoff double, Kingham allowed a single through the hole on the left side. Alen Hanson was...

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9th Inning Rally Falls Short, And Indians Are Done For 2012

Charlotte Knights  6,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians’ 2012 season has come to an end, as they lost to the Charlotte Knights at Knights’ Stadium tonight.  The Knights won this best-of-five playoff series, 3 games to 1, and they will move on to face the Pawtucket Red Sox in the Governor’s Cup series, which will begin on Tuesday.  Tribe starter Kris Johnson was charged with the loss,...

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Indians Still Alive As Irwin Strikes Out 11

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Charlotte Knights  0 (Box)   A tremendous start by pitcher Phil Irwin plus a 5-run 6th inning gave the Indianapolis Indians the boost they needed to win a do-or-die game over the Charlotte Knights tonight at Knights’ Stadium in the suburbs of Charlotte, NC.  Irwin pitched 7 shutout innings and allowed just 2 hits and one walk, while he struck out 11 Charlotte batters.  The Indians put up 10 hits,...

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Indians Lose Game 2 Slug-Fest, Cole Done In 3rd Inning

Charlotte Knights  14,  Indianapolis Indians  13 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians find themselves in a precarious position after tonight’s game at Victory Field.  After falling behind the Knights by a score of 9-0, the Indians battled back to within one run of Charlotte, but could not take that final step for the win.  That gives the Knights a 2-games-to-none lead in this 5-game playoff series, as the series moves to...

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