GCL Pirates Recap 8/13 – Luis Heredia Start

Today, I went to watch the Pirates’ Gulf Coast League game, mainly to watch Luis Heredia, the now-17-year old Pirates’ prized pitcher. I left the game impressed with the display of offense I saw from the Baby Bucs. Heredia had mixed results. His first pitch of the game resulted in a perfect drag bunt single by the Phillies’ leadoff hitter. His second pitch resulted in a caught stealing due to a great throw by...

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Bowker Gives Indians Come-From-Behind Win

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Louisville Bats  2 [ box ] LF John Bowker’s lead-off homer in the top of the 8th broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Indians the win at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY tonight.  This was the first of 8 straight games between these two teams — four in Louisville and four in Indianapolis, and it got the Tribe off on the right foot.  Two more rehabbing Pittsburgh Pirates joined the Indians today...

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Indians Stun Clippers For Series Sweep

Indianapolis Indians  9,  Columbus Clippers  1 [ box ] For the second day in a row, the Indianapolis Indians staged a hit-fest against the first-place Clippers, to sweep this 2-game series at Huntington Park in Columbus, OH this afternoon.  The Indians’ hit parade was led by 2B Jordy Mercer and C Jason Jaramillo, who combined for 7 RBI.  Jaramillo and 1B Matt Hague posted 3 hits each, while Mercer and 3B Josh Harrison each had 2...

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Tabata Goes 3-for-4 As Indians Sink Clippers

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Columbus Clippers  1 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians recorded 14 hits on their way to 8 runs at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio  tonight, overwhelming the Clippers in the first game of this 2-game series.  Four Tribe pitchers, Tony Watson, Aaron Thompson, Chris Leroux, and Justin Thomas, all combined to hold the Clippers to just one run, though they also surrendered 11 hits.  RF Jose Tabata led the...

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West Virginia Power 8/4 Report

Last week, I took a mini-baseball vacation through Pennsylvania (and a one-day stop in West Virginia) to see three of the Pirates’ minor league affiliates as well as the big-league club. This is the last of three reports on the minor league teams. Also See: State College 7/31, Altoona 8/2 Thursday August 4 — West Virginia Power Before I talk about individual players (which I usually find more interesting in the minor...

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Altoona Curve 8/2 Report

Last week, I took a mini-baseball vacation through Pennsylvania (and a one-day stop in West Virginia) to see three of the Pirates’ minor league affiliates as well as the big-league club. This is the second of three reports on the minor league teams. Also See: State College 7/31 Tuesday August 2 — Altoona Curve I was really looking forward to the Curve game as they have several players that I saw often last year on the...

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