Kyle McPherson Recap 9/4/11

Kyle McPherson had a great start tonight in Altoona’s 1-0 win in 11 innings.  He went five shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out five.  He was delayed for 43 minutes by a rain delay in the second inning, but came back out allowing just one hit in the final three innings. “I felt the best I’ve felt in awhile tonight,” McPherson said after the game. The performance capped off a great...

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Indians Win Home Finale, But A Playoff Spot Is Not At The End Of Their Rainbow

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Louisville Bats  7 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians won their final home game at Victory Field tonight, cutting short the Louisville Bats’ rally in the top of the 9th.  But as the Tribe was winning, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs were also winning, 3-0 over the Buffalo Bison.  That eliminates the Indians from the Wild Card race.  Lehigh Valley has a 78-64 record with 2 games left to play, and the Indians...

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Altoona Loses After Missed Call in 12th

Pittsburgh Pirates fans might have heard this story before.  Extra innings.  Play at the plate.  Obvious call that was missed by the umpire.  Other team ends up winning.  That’s what happened tonight in Altoona.  The Curve attempted to score the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning on a sacrifice fly by Matt Curry.  Jeremy Farrell arrived just after the tag, but knocked the ball out of the catcher’s glove....

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Volquez Strikes Out 12 Indians InTribe Loss

Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  2 [ box ]   Louisville’s Edison Volquez, who was not one of the eight Bats’ players called up to the Reds when major league rosters expanded yesterday, took his frustration out on the Indians tonight, earning the win as the Reds beat the Tribe at Victory Field tonight.  Volquez pitched 7 innings and allowed two runs — one earned and one unearned — on 5 hits, while...

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Altoona Curve Player Reports 9/2/11

Altoona lost to the Richmond Flying Squirrels tonight by a score of 8-4, going down early with an 8-2 deficit after six innings.  Brett Sinkbeil took the loss, giving up all eight runs, with six earned, in 5.1 innings.  Here are the reports from the game. Starling Marte Marte didn’t do much in his last three at-bats, and aside from extending his hitting streak to 15 games, he had a quiet night.  However, he did some good things...

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Zack Von Rosenberg, West Virginia Lose No Hitter in 9th

The West Virginia Power came one out away from their second no hitter in franchise history, when Zack Von Rosenberg and Zac Fuesser took a no hitter in to the ninth inning against the Delmarva Shorebirds.  Von Rosenberg led the outing with his best start of the year, throwing six perfect innings with six strikeouts.  It was the fifth time this year that Von Rosenberg has gone five or more shutout innings, with three of those outings...

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