West Virginia Power Player Notes: 6/25/12

West Virginia started a four game series in Lakewood tonight with Nick Kingham on the mound. This was the first time I saw him pitch, as well as the first time seeing Alen Hanson, Willy Garcia and Jose Osuna. Gregory Polanco wasn’t in the starting lineup, although he did pinch hit in the ninth. Although not in the same prospect class as the other three batters, I kept an eye on Taylor Lewis as well. Nick Kingham Kingham’s...

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Indians’ Winning Streak Ends With A Shutout

Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankees  4,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ended both their own 6-game losing streak and the Indianapolis Indians’ 7-game winning streak by shutting out the Indians at Victory Field this afternoon.  Four Yankees’ pitchers contributed to the shut-out, allowing the Tribe only 7 hits and 3 walks.  Indians’ starter Jeff Locke did not have his usual control...

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Indians Cruise To 7th Straight Win With 6-Run First Inning

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees  3 (Box)   A big 1st inning gave the Indianapolis Indians an early 6-run lead, as they cruised past the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees at Victory Field tonight.  The win was the 7th straight for the Indians, who remain solidly in first place in the International League Western Division, 10.5 games ahead of the Columbus Clippers, who also won tonight. The Tribe sent 12 batters...

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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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