West Virginia Power Recap 4/15

The following is a special feature to Pirates Prospects by Scott Sypien. Scott is the creator and author of the website chasingmlbdreams.com, where he follows the minor leagues and prospects as they chase there way to the major leagues.   Growing up in Scott Twp, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Scott now makes his home in Bethel Park. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Communications Science Disorders and has...

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Evans’ Walk Off Gives Indians The Home Opener Win

A soft liner into right field off the bat of DH Nick Evans gave the Indianapolis Indians the walk-off win tonight at Victory Field.  It was a great way to wrap up the Tribe’s home opener, which was played in front of a record Opening Day crowd.  Daniel McCutchen was the winning pitcher, earning his first win of the season. The Tribe was trailing the Mud Hens by a score of 2-1 going into the bottom of the 8th.  Former Indian (and...

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Indians Struggle On Get-Away Day

The Indianapolis Indians concluded their season-opening road trip with a mid-day loss to the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.  The Indians were held to just 4 hits, while the Clippers had 11. Jeff Locke made his second start of the season for the Tribe, and had a so-so outing.  He began his day by giving up a long fly ball to Columbus 2B Cord Phelps, which hit the top of the padding on the center field wall and...

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Wilson Has A Complete Turn-Around For First Win

The Indianapolis Indians cut short the Clippers’ 9th-inning rally tonight, to hang on for the win at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.  Tribe Starter Justin Wilson was a completely different pitcher than he was in his start on Opening Day in Toledo, earning his first win of the season.  Home runs dominated the offense — two for the Indians and five for the Clippers.  All of the Clippers’ runs came on homers, but the...

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Indians’ Defensive Slips Give Columbus A Second Walk-Off Win

Defensive problems in the bottom of the 12th inning doomed the Indians, and allowed the Columbus Clippers to pick up the walk-off win for the second day in a row. On a chilly night at Huntington Park in Columbus, the Indians and Clippers took a 4-4 tie from the 5th inning until the bottom of the 12th.  With reliever Tim Wood on the mound for the Tribe, lead-off batter (and former Indy Indian) C Luke Carlin slipped a single into center...

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Gerrit Cole Strikes Out Seven in Pro Debut

Gerrit Cole, the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, made his pro debut tonight for the Bradenton Marauders. The start was everything you’d want to see from the top pitching prospect. He went four innings, allowing one run on four hits, with a walk and seven strikeouts. Cole finished with an unofficial 63 pitches, Pirates Prospects has learned, which is similar to his final Spring Training start, which saw him throw 65...

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