GCL Notes: First Looks at Austin Meadows and Nick Buckner
Jul10

GCL Notes: First Looks at Austin Meadows and Nick Buckner

The GCL Pirates beat the GCL Blue Jays 9-8 today in a game that featured 28 hits, including 12 extra base hits. Today was the first time I had a chance to see first round pick Austin Meadows and 14th round pick Nick Buckner. I’ve got thoughts on those two players below, along with thoughts on first rounder Reese McGuire, who I’ve seen several times now. Austin Meadows Meadows went 1-for-4 on the day with a single. He just...

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West Virginia Scores Three In Ninth To Win Series Finale 5-4 Over Lakewood
Jun30

West Virginia Scores Three In Ninth To Win Series Finale 5-4 Over Lakewood

The West Virginia Power took the four series in Lakewood today, with a comeback win, giving them three wins against the BlueClaws in this set and they have now beat them in 13 of 16 meetings this year. Down 4-2 going into the ninth inning, the Power drew three straight walks to start the frame. After a sacrifice fly made it 4-3, Ashley Ponce hit what looked to be a game-ending double play, but the second baseman threw it away,...

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West Virginia Bats Disappear During Creasy’s Impressive Outing
Jun29

West Virginia Bats Disappear During Creasy’s Impressive Outing

After winning the first two games of the four game series against the Lakewood BlueClaws, the West Virginia Power couldn’t push across a run in a 3-0 loss. Jason Creasy had a strong outing, which included just two baserunners allowed and six strikeouts. The bullpen took the loss, giving up two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh. The Power had eight hits and a walk, but two Lakewood pitchers combined for the shutout. The...

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West Virginia Wins 8-6 In Heredia’s Second Start
Jun29

West Virginia Wins 8-6 In Heredia’s Second Start

The West Virginia Power won game two of their four game series against the Lakewood BlueClaws by an 8-6 score. Luis Heredia made his second start of the season and lasted just four innings due to his pitch count, which was run up by a long second inning. The game didn’t get under way until two and a half hours after the scheduled first pitch due to a rain delay. Once it started, the Power bats scored eight runs on ten hits and a...

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Jameson Taillon Effective for Seven Innings, Even Without Best Stuff
Jun28

Jameson Taillon Effective for Seven Innings, Even Without Best Stuff

Pirates’ top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon did not launch his fastball up to the high-90′s Thursday night in Akron like he has in the past. Taillon’s breaking ball was not missing bats, which meant he got his first and only strikeout in the 6th inning. Despite Altoona’s starter not having his best stuff, the overall outcome was still very good. Taillon needed just 91 pitches to tie a career-high seven...

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West Virginia Downs Lakewood Behind Glasnow and Steranka
Jun28

West Virginia Downs Lakewood Behind Glasnow and Steranka

West Virginia opened up a four game series tonight in Lakewood with a 6-2 win over the BlueClaws. The Power pounded out 14 hits and a combination of four pitchers allowed just five hits. Tyler Glasnow, facing Lakewood for the fourth time this season, was dominant in an outing cut short by a long rain delay. He ended up going four innings, allowing just one hit, which came on his first pitch of the game. Glasnow walked two, struck out...

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