West Virginia Power Win 8-0, Holmes Throws Five Shutout Innings

The West Virginia bats were out tonight, scoring eight runs on 11 hits, while three Power pitchers kept the Lakewood BlueClaws off the board. With the 8-0 win, the Power have now won seven straight over Lakewood. Their record moves to 31-25 on the season. Clay Holmes was wild at times, but looked good at others, allowing just one hit, striking out five and keeping the ball on the ground when it was put in play. Every batter in the...

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Orlando Castro Effective Through Six, Stetson Allie Homers Again

In Lakewood tonight, the West Virginia Power won their sixth game in a row over the BlueClaws and again Stetson Allie provided the highlight of the night. In the fourth inning, the big first baseman hit an impressive two-run homer to center field to give West Virginia a lead they would not lose. Orlando Castro pitched well and showed the excellent control that he has worked with all season. In 11 starts and 61.2 innings, he has now...

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West Virginia Wins 8-3 In Lakewood, Allie Hits Monster Homer

West Virginia beat the Lakewood BlueClaws in the first game of the four game series in Lakewood tonight, by an 8-3 score. Joely Rodriguez wasn’t as sharp as he has been recently on the mound, but he still looked pretty good and his relievers picked him up. Stetson Allie had just one hit on the night, but it created quite a buzz in the stadium. Junior Sosa had three of the Power’s 12 hits and everyone but Josh Bell reached...

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Prospect Notebook: Where Will Heredia Go? Sandfort Seeing Changeup Improvements

Luis Heredia made a start at Pirate City yesterday in an intrasquad game in extended Spring Training. He went three innings, giving up a run on two hits, with a walk and four strikeouts. Heredia had an easy first inning. He worked a full count and got the leadoff hitter to pop out to short. He followed that up with a first pitch ground out to short. The 1-2-3 inning was completed with a strikeout looking on his fastball. He needed 14...

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Luis Heredia Close to Joining West Virginia

On Thursday I went over to Pirate City to watch Luis Heredia make a start in extended Spring Training against the Philadelphia Phillies farm system. There hasn’t been a lot to write about Heredia this year, as the Pirates have held him out of action. He only threw in a game once during Spring Training, which came at the end of March. He didn’t make his first extended Spring Training start until the end of April. Along the...

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Jameson Taillon and Neil Walker lead Curve to Mother’s Day victory

The Altoona Curve defeated the Richmond Squirrels in walk-off fashion earlier today 2-1.  After second baseman Neil Walker tied the score with an RBI single in the eighth inning, Andrew Lambo walked and eventually came around to score from second when pinch-hitter Charlie Cutler hit a line drive to deep center that centerfielder Jarrett Parker couldn’t hold on to.  Jameson Taillon got the start and impressed, pitching six scoreless...

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