• Wood Walks Off, Barnes Hurt in West Virginia Win

    West Virginia squandered an early opportunity but escaped Appalachian Power Park with a win against visiting Greensboro in the most exciting of ways. The Power managed just one run from a bases loaded, no outs situation in the first inning but got a walk off home run from third baseman Eric Wood...

  • Former Pirates Draft Pick Leads Brewers Affiliate in One Hitter Over Marauders

    The struggles against the Milwaukee Brewers aren’t just for the major league level. On Wednesday the Bradenton Marauders, the high-A affiliate for the Pirates, went up against the Brevard County Manatees, the high-A affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers. The Manatees had Drew Gagnon on the mound, who was an unsigned prep pitcher...

  • Curve shutout by Aeros as bats go quiet

    The Altoona Curve fell to the Akron Aeros tonight 5-0 at People’s Natural Gas field.  For the second night in a row, the team struggled at the plate, registering only four hits, all singles.  Right-hander David Bromberg got the start, giving up three earned runs over six innings, and the Curve ran...

  • Matt Benedict Pitches Great but Gets No Run Support in Bradenton Loss

    Matt Benedict had his best start in a Bradenton Marauders uniform tonight. Unfortunately, he received zero run support. The sinkerball pitcher was a ground ball machine against the Jupiter Hammerheads. He had a 13:3 groundout to airout ratio on the night, and also had a ground ball that went for a single...

  • Marauders Win Fourth in a Row Thanks to Big Nights From Osuna, Kingham

    The Bradenton Marauders didn’t get their fourth walk-off win in a row, but they did get their fourth win in a row. It wasn’t as dramatic as the last few games, with Bradenton taking an early lead and holding that lead through the end of the game. Nick Kingham got off to...

  • Castro Sharp in West Virginia Win

    Orlando Castro had another solid outing for West Virginia on Sunday, getting the win in the Power’s 11-2 win against visiting Hagerstown at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, W.Va. Castro (2-1) went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits while strikeout three and allowing one walk (his first of the season)....

  • Video Breakdown: Another promising start for Pimentel

    Stolmy Pimentel came to the Pirates organization this off-season in the Joel Hanrahan trade with lots of question marks. Not long ago, he was a highly regarded pitching prospect. Then the Double-A Eastern League happened, with Pimentel posting a 9.12 and 4.59 ERA in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Now on his third...

  • Bradenton Marauders Riding a Wave of Walk Off Victories

    The Bradenton Marauders have now had three straight walk off victories. On Friday night, Alen Hanson came up in the bottom of the ninth inning with one runner on and the score tied at 5-5. Hanson had given up two errors in the top of the ninth inning, which cost Bradenton a...

  • Extended Spring Training Notes: Dodson, Hurst, Ramirez, Montilla

    I was over at extended Spring Training this afternoon, where the Pirates were playing a game against the Phillies. Here are some observations from camp. **Zack Dodson got the start in the Jamestown game, going 3.1 innings and giving up three runs on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Dodson...

  • One day, two wins: Taillon, Lambo lead Curve to snap four-game skid

    The Altoona Curve picked up two wins today against the Richmond Flying Squirrels at People’s Natural Gas Field. First, Andrew Lambo singled home Charlie Cutler in the 11th inning to end last night’s rain suspended game with a 2-1 victory. Then, Jameson Taillon threw seven shutout innings to pace the Curve to...

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