Six Shut Out Innings For MVP VandenHurk In Indians’ Win

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Toledo Mud Hens  1 (Box)     Starter Rick VandenHurk threw 6 shutout innings to begin the evening, then was awarded the Indians’ Most Valuable Player honors to end the evening.  The Indians defeated the Toledo Mud Hens at Victory Field, giving the Indians a 3 games to 1 lead in this 5-game home-and-home series.  The Indians’ offense backed up VandenHurk with 10 hits, including two each...

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Prospect Watch: Taillon and Kingham Finish Their Seasons Strong

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the post trade deadline update. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 0.00) - Promoted to Indianapolis 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-0, 1.59) - 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR 3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (3-2, 2.93) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, West...

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Prospect Notebook: Cole Impressed In Short Time With Altoona

Gerrit Cole will not likely help the Pittsburgh Pirates in their playoff push, but the right-hander will get the experience of pitching in playoff baseball. On Wednesday evening, Pittsburgh promoted their top pitching prospect from Double-A Altoona to Triple-A Indianapolis. The move is to give Cole the taste of not only a higher level of competition, but to give him the chance to pitch in playoff baseball with Indianapolis. Triple-A...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/31/12

Jameson Taillon gets the start for Altoona tonight. Barring an unlikely promotion to Indianapolis for the playoffs, this will be his last game of the season. The DSL Pirates1 won the second round of their playoffs yesterday and will now go on to play the winner of the Yankees/Angels series in a best of three series for the DSL championship. The start date of that series is tentatively scheduled for Monday. The GCL Pirates won the GCL...

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Toledo Beats Indians With Walk-Off Homer

Toledo Mud Hens  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   Audy Ciriaco’s walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th broke a 4-4 tie and gave the game to the Mud Hens tonight at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.  The Indianapolis Indians have a 2 games to one lead in this 5-game home-and-home series, which will resume at Victory Field tomorrow. Once again, Tribe SS Brock Holt had a 3-hit game — his fourth 3-hit game in a...

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Prospect Watch: Polanco Hits 16th Homer; Holt Picks Up Three More Hits

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the post trade deadline update. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 0.00) - Promoted to Indianapolis 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-0, 0.00) - DNP 3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (3-2, 2.93) - 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR 4. Alen Hanson, SS, West...

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