Chris Leroux Goes Six Innings, Jeff Clement Homers in Indians Loss

Buffalo Bisons  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   A home run by Buffalo Bisons’ Zach Lutz in the top of the 11th gave Buffalo the win over the Indianapolis Indians tonight at Victory Field.  After the Indians tied up the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the 9th, the Indians could not score again in the 10th.  After he Bisons took the lead, the Indians could not get anything going in the bottom of the 11th, and Buffalo had the...

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Gerrit Cole Pitches Six Shutout Innings

On a night when I got to see Gerrit Cole pitch for the first time in person, the Pirates top prospect did not disappoint. Cole threw six shutout innings tonight against the Trenton Thunder, allowing just three hits and a walk, while striking out six batters. It was, off the top of my head, the most impressive outing I’ve seen in person from a Pirates pitcher. In the first inning, Cole set the side down in order, picking up a...

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Defense Backs Up VandenHurk For Indians’ Win

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Buffalo Bisons  2 (Box)   A strong start by Rick VandenHurk, excellent defense behind him, and timely hitting gave the Indianapolis Indians a win over the Buffalo Bison at Victory Field tonight.  VandenHurk earned his 10th win of the season, for a 10-3 record, as he struck out 7 batters in 6 innings, and allowed one run on 7 hits and one walk.  3B Matt Hague led the 11-hit offense by going 3-for-4 at the...

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Santos Delivers Knock Out Blow In Walk Off Win Over Fisher Cats

The following is a special feature to Pirates Prospects by Scott Sypien. Scott is the creator and author of the website chasingmlbdreams.com, where he follows the minor leagues and prospects as they chase their way to the major leagues. Growing up in Scott Twp, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Scott now makes his home in Bethel Park. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Communications Science Disorders and has always...

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Shaky Control by Justin Wilson Leads to Indians Loss

Buffalo Bison  3,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box)   Shaky control by Indians’ pitching combined with a strong performance by Buffalo pitching added up to a loss for the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field this afternoon.  The Indians were held to three hits in the first 7 innings, and six hits overall, resulting in just 2 runs.  Tribe starter Justin Wilson suffered the loss, despite allowing one hit and striking out 7...

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West Virginia Player Notes: Kingham, Hanson, Osuna, Polanco, Garcia, Montero

On the last day of the West Virginia series with the Lakewood Blueclaws, the Power took the game and the series, with a 4-1 victory. It was a quiet day from three of the four big bats in the lineup, but the other one was hitting the ball hard. Nick Kingham was on the mound to start the game, coming into the day with two straight appearances in which he threw six shutout innings. I’ll start the recap with Kingham’s day,...

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