• Herrera Puts GCL Pirates One Game Away From Championship

    The GCL Pirates beat the GCL Red Sox today 5-2 in game one of the best of three GCL Finals. Dilson Herrera led the offense by going 3-for-5 on the day with a double, triple, and a homer, falling a single shy of the cycle. Third baseman Eric Wood also had three hits,...

  • Minor League Schedule: 8/28/12

    West Virginia was off yesterday. Bradenton was postponed yesterday. They will play a doubleheader today. Indianapolis won their division. The DSL and GCL regular seasons are over. The GCL Pirates will play the Red Sox affiliate in a best of three playoff series beginning today, for the GCL title.  The DSL Pirates1 began...

  • Fifteen Hits, Homers By Sanchez And McPherson Boost Leroux For Indians’ Win

    Indianapolis Indians  8,  Columbus Clippers  5 (Box)   Tribe SS Chase d’Arnaud and 2B Brock Holt combined for 7 hits and scored 4 runs, while C Tony Sanchez and DH Dallas McPherson each homered in the Indians’ win over the Clippers at Victory Field tonight.  Tribe starter Chris Leroux appreciated the run...

  • Prospect Watch: Leroux Continues Slump; Sanchez and Lambo Homer

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  • Cole Labors as Curve Fall 4-1 to Akron Aeros

    Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole did not have his best stuff tonight, taking the loss in Altoona to move his record in AA to 3-6 against the Akron Aeros.  Although Cole showed flashes of his number one starter potential, his control and command were both spotty, at times disappearing for several batters...

  • Top Pirates Minor League Hitting Performances: Week Ending 8/26

    Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates' minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Only players with a 3.0...

  • Top Pirates Minor League Pitching Performances: Week Ending 8/26

    Below are the top ten pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system from the last week. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates' minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is...

  • Minor League Schedule: 8/27/12

    Altoona has a doubleheader today with top prospect Gerrit Cole pitching one of the games. State College was rained out last night. They will make the game up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday night. West Virginia is off today. Bradenton was postponed yesterday. The Marauders have postponed today’s game already...

  • Indians Can’t Keep Above the Surface Against Clippers

    Columbus Clippers  5,  Indianapolis Indians  3 (Box)   Clippers’ starter TJ McFarland has not had a good season against the Indianapolis Indians.  In his three previous starts against the Indians, McFarland got beat around.  On July 7th, the Indians scored 8 runs on 10 hits and 4 walks against McFarland in just...

  • Taillon Overpowers Richmond Flying Squirrels in 7-0 Victory

    The Altoona Curve defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 7-0 on Sunday night behind an impressive start from heralded prospect Jameson Taillon.  The 2010 first-round draft pick moved to 2-0 in his two starts since moving to AA Altoona, going six scoreless innings while striking out seven with no walks.  In his two...

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