Altoona Wins Two With Great Performances From Irwin, Cumpton, and Curry

The Altoona Curve saw back-to-back solid starting pitching performances Friday night in Altoona for the doubleheader against New Hampshire. Right-handers Phil Irwin and Brandon Cumpton shined on the bump combining for just one earned run over 13.0 innings. First baseman Matt Curry drove in four runs on his 24th birthday in game two as the club took both games at People’s Natural Gas Field.   Phil Irwin Phil Irwin was...

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GCL Pirates Notes: Herrera, Allie, Lopez, Jhang, Herrand

The last two days I watched the GCL Pirates in action, seeing a lot of the new draft picks and a lot of the lower level guys in action. The Pirates won 5-1 today, thanks to home runs from Dilson Herrera and Luis Urena, along with good pitching from Cesar Lopez. Below are some notes on some of the players who stood out this afternoon, plus pictures of each player. Cesar Lopez - The Pirates signed Lopez out of Cuba for $600 K. At the...

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Leroux Shines In Spot Start, Reyes Back On The Mound

Indianapolis Indians 5,  Pawtucket Red Sox  1 (Box)   Indians’ pitcher Chris Leroux found himself on the mound to start a game for the first time this season, taking the place of Rudy Owens, who was traded to Houston this week.  Leroux pitched 5 scoreless innings to get the Indians off to a solid start in the game, and he eventually was credited with his first win of the season, as the Tribe beat the Pawtucket Red Sox at...

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Prospect Notebook: Casey Sadler Is a Sleeper Pitching Prospect

Casey Sadler’s progression in pro ball so far has matched his progression on the mound in college. In college, he began his career in the bullpen, then later moved to the rotation full time. Sadler was moved back to the bullpen once he turned pro, and has stayed there until this season. “It was a little frustrating at first, because everyone wants to be a starter,” Sadler said. The right-hander made one start in...

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Errors And Former Tribe Pitcher Defeat Indians

Pawtucket Red Sox  4,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box)     Starling Marte may have just played his last game as an Indianap0lis Indian, at least for a while, and it would have been nice to send him off with a win.  Unfortunately 3 Indian’s errors and an excellent start by former Indy Indian Nelson Figueroa, prevented that from happening.  Marte went 1-for-4 in the game, with an RBI double in the 6th. Pawtucket Red Sox...

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Wilson And Relievers Make Indians’ 3 Early Runs Hold Up

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Pawtucket Red Sox  1 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians scored 3 runs early in tonight’s game against the Pawtucket Red Sox at Victory Field.  Starting pitcher Justin Wilson threw 5 scoreless innings, and relievers Daniel McCutchen and Doug Slaten took it the rest of the way, making those 3 runs prove to be enough for an Indians’ win.  Wilson earned his 8th win of the season (for a n 8-4...

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