Jameson Taillon Impressive in Double-A Debut; Reducing Drop in Delivery

At the end of last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted top prospect Jameson Taillon to Altoona for the end of the season. That gave Taillon enough time to make three starts at the Double-A level, getting his feet wet for next season. The right-hander made the first of those starts tonight in his debut, and he impressed. Taillon threw five shutout innings tonight, giving up four hits, walking none, and striking out six. He threw 67...

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VandenHurk, Meek, And Wood Hold Chiefs To 3 Hits In Indians’ Win

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Syracuse Chiefs  1 (Box)   Another brilliant performance by Indians’ pitching boosted the Indians over the Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY.  Starter Rick VandenHurk earned his 12th win for the Indians, and closer Tim Wood earned his 20th Save. The win gives the Indians a 3-1 win of this series against the Chiefs.  The Indians also won the series with the Chiefs at Victory Field at...

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Jeff Clement Homers, Brock Holt Extends Hitting Streak in Indians Win

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Syracuse Chiefs  0 (Box)   Kris Johnson has become quite familiar with the road between Altoona, PA and Indianapolis, IN, since he’s been bouncing back and forth between the AA Curve and the AAA Indians this season.  Today, with starters Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson called up to the Pirates, Johnson again made the trip from Altoona.   This time, his trip took him to Syracuse, NY, where he made...

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Wyatt Mathisen Hits First Homer in GCL Pirates Win

The GCL Pirates scored a run in the bottom of the 8th to break a 2-2 tie and went on to defeat the GCL Braves, 3-2.  Edwin Espinal singled to drive in Harold Ramirez — who had reached on a two-out infield hit and stolen second — with the winning run.  Espinal’s hit backed strong pitching from starter Axel Diaz and reliever Isaac Sanchez, who got the win. Longballs Leave Game Tied The Bucs took the lead in the 3rd...

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Locke Pitches Well, McPherson Homers, But Indians Fall To Chiefs

Syracuse Chiefs  5,  Indianapolis Indians  3 (Box)   A 3-run homer by Syracuse’s RF Brett Carroll sank the Indianapolis Indians at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY this evening.  The win by the Chiefs ties up the series between the Indians and the Chiefs at one game each with two games left to play. Jeff Locke made his first start for the Indians since being optioned back from the Pirates.  He had a rocky first inning...

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Irwin Strikes Out 8 In His Indians’ Debut; 3 Hits For Hague

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Syracuse Chiefs  2 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians exploded with 4 runs in the top of the 9th to break a 2-2 tie with the Syracuse Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY.  Phil Irwin, just promoted to the Indians from AA Altoona made his AAA debut tonight and lasted 4 innings, but did not factor into the decision.  1B Matt Hague went 3-for-5 at the plate, and drove in the first insurance run in...

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