• West Virginia Power Player Notes: 6/25/12

    West Virginia started a four game series in Lakewood tonight with Nick Kingham on the mound. This was the first time I saw him pitch, as well as the first time seeing Alen Hanson, Willy Garcia and Jose Osuna. Gregory Polanco wasn’t in the starting lineup, although he did pinch hit in...

  • Indians’ Winning Streak Ends With A Shutout

    Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankees  4,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ended both their own 6-game losing streak and the Indianapolis Indians’ 7-game winning streak by shutting out the Indians at Victory Field this afternoon.  Four Yankees’ pitchers contributed to the shut-out, allowing the Tribe only 7 hits and 3 walks. ...

  • Indians Cruise To 7th Straight Win With 6-Run First Inning

    Indianapolis Indians  8,  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees  3 (Box)   A big 1st inning gave the Indianapolis Indians an early 6-run lead, as they cruised past the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees at Victory Field tonight.  The win was the 7th straight for the Indians, who remain solidly in first place in the International League Western Division,...

  • The Spikes Look Great This Year, But Long Term Makeup Is The Same

    After years of having no offense, the State College Spikes are seeing a ton of hitting to start the season. The Spikes won 9-2 on Saturday night, fueled by a five run eighth inning. The Spikes have scored 21 runs in their last three games, which paired with great pitching has led...

  • Indians Win 6th Straight On Wilson’s Excellent Start

    Indianapolis Indians  4,  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre  2 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians celebrated their return to Victory Field after a 6-2 road trip with their 6th consecutive win tonight.  That is the Tribe’s longest win streak of the season, and the win pushed the Indians into a 10.5 game lead over the Columbus Clippers...

  • Prospect Notebook: Clay Holmes Pro Debut, No Bunts For Barnes

    The Pittsburgh Pirates gave Clay Holmes a $1.2 M signing bonus to break his commitment to Auburn last year. The bonus was a record for a ninth round pick, and is tied for the biggest bonus in Pirates’ history outside of the third round. The right-handed pitcher signed close to the deadline,...

  • Heredia’s Prospect Status Could Soar With More Outings Like Tonight

    Luis Heredia made his much anticipated 2012 debut tonight for the State College Spikes. The assignment to the New York Penn League was an aggressive one. Heredia went up against a lineup that was made up of 19 to 22 year old hitters. Four of the hitters were either 21 or 22...

  • Indians Earn Sweep Of Braves

    Indianapolis Indians  4,  Gwinnett Braves  2 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians ended their road trip with a 6-2 record and a sweep of their 4-game series with the Braves at Cool Ray Field in Gwinnett this afternoon.  The Braves out-hit the Indians 9-7, and each team committed one error in the game. ...

  • Indians Stomp Braves, Four Hits for Morales

    Indianapolis Indians  10,  Gwinnett Braves  2 (Box)   C Jose Morales led the Indians’ hit parade tonight at Cool Ray Field in Gwinnett, Georgia, where the Tribe stomped all over the Gwinnett Braves.  Morales went 4-for-5 in the game, with a double and 3 singles, plus 3 RBI.  2B Anderson Hernandez contributed...

  • Gerrit Cole Shows Why He’s the Top Prospect in Double-A Debut

    For the last month, Pirates fans have been asking the same question: when will Gerrit Cole get promoted to Double-A? Last week the Pirates announced the move, and tonight Cole made that long-awaited debut. And he didn’t disappoint. The first overall pick in the 2011 draft showed why he’s the number one...

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