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 to some easy victories at home. From a team perspective, this team looks like it could be a winner. From a prospect perspective, it looks about the same as...

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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 (who lost tonight) in the International League Western Division.  Reliever Daniel Moskos was credited...

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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, which prevented him from making his debut until tonight. He certainly didn’t disappoint. Holmes threw five shutout innings, giving up...

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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 years old. Even the four 19 year olds in the lineup had two years on the right-hander. Heredia didn’t look like a 17 year old tonight. He cruised through the...

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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.  The Indians broke a 2-2 tie with 2 more runs in the 6th inning, and held on to that lead for the win. The errors occurred in the...

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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 3 hits and 2 RBI, as the Indians totalled 15 hits.  Each position player in the line-up had at least one hit. Three...

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