• Cold Day, Cold Bats

    The Indianapolis Indians' bats couldn't stay warm on a cold day in Richmond, Virginia, as the Tribe lost to the Braves 4 - 1.� The game time temperature was 31 degrees, and the teams were likely glad to be playing an afternoon game rather than an evening game.� The Tribe's lone run came...

  • Welcome, Mr. Hernandez

    Infielder Jose Hernandez joined the Indianapolis Indians on Friday and immediately got busy, leading the Tribe to a 6 - 2 win over the Richmond Braves in Virginia. Hernandez had been assigned to the Indians' squad at the very end of spring training, but his contract allowed him, like P Dan Kolb and...

  • Phillies 8, Curve 2

    On Saturday night, the Reading Phillies beat Josh Shortslef and the Altoona Curve, 8-2, at Blair County Ballpark. According to the Curve's press release:

    The game started ominously for Curve starter Josh Shortslef as Reading leadoff man Javon Moran reached base with an infield single. While keeping a close...

  • Rained Out

    PNC Park | 1:35 | Armas, Snell vs. Barry Zito, Matt Cain "Weather claims Bucs-Giants twin bill." The postponement will alter the Pirates' pitching plans for their road swing to St. Louis, Milwaukee and Los Angeles. Right-hander Ian Snell will start for the Pirates on Monday in St. Louis and lefty Tom...

  • Game #11 vs. San Fran; Beating Barry Zito

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Armas vs. Barry Zito 6:30:  Postponed.  Doubleheader tomorrow starting at 1:35. ---- The way I see it, the Bucs need to do two things to win tonight. First, the offense has to score off Barry Zito, the most hyped starting pitcher this off-season not born in Japan....

  • Game #10 vs. San Fran; Debuting the Red Jersey

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Duke vs. Russ Ortiz | Box San Francisco 8, Pittsburgh 5. I would recap this one, but I have a feeling you don't want to read about it any more than I want to write about it. Russ Ortiz looked like Cy Young (at least until the...

  • Russ Johnson…. gloveless

    The Indians had an off day today, and this evening are travelling to Virginia.� So, let's take a look at another Tribe player, who is off to a good start. RUSS JOHNSON infielder born:� 2/22/1973����� in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Ht:� 5' 10"���� Wt:� 185 lb������������ B: Right�� T:�Right . Russ Johnson was drafted in the first round of...

  • Down On The Farm – Pirates Minor League Roundup

    AAA Indianapolis Indians As is the case with most AAA teams these days, the Indians feature a number minor league veterans, as opposed to legitimate prospects. - Brian Bixler has gotten off to a hot start, hitting .476/.500/.571 (BA/OBP/SLG) in his first 21 at-bats. The 24-year old Bixler, a second round pick...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #29

    This is the 29th edition of Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable, a bi-weekly collaboration of Pirates writers and thinkers from around the Internet. If you’d like to submit a question to our panel, or if you’re interested in learning more about participating, e-mail the moderator here. Question #1: Consider an outfield featuring Jason Bay,...

  • Bixler’s Big Day

    Indianapolis Indians 7, Toledo Mud Hens 3 boxscore Brian Bixler is off to a terrific start in his first week in AAA baseball, and today he continued the trend. He had 4 hits in 4 at-bats, including a triple, 3 RBI, and a stolen base,...

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