Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/23/11

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings as of 6/9/11. 1. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-2, 4.09) - Next Probable Start: 7/26 2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-1, 4.72) - Next Probable Start: 7/27 3. Starling Marte, CF (.302) - 1-for-5, 2B, RBI 4. Tony Sanchez, C (.238) - DNP 5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 5.95) - Next Probable Start: 7/28...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/23/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The DSL Pirates are on their all-star break. They resume play on Monday. All three rookie league teams are in first place. *** Sean Gallagher (5-9 5.12) is making the start for Indy tonight. Also Cesar Lopez, who signed out of Cuba earlier this year for $600k, made his pro debut starting for the GCL team earlier...

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Hernandez Gives Indians The Walk-Off Win

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Rochester Red Wings  4 ( box ) Indianapolis Indians’ CF Gorkys Hernandez was the hero for the second night in a row, as he drove in 3B Pedro Alvarez from second base with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th at Victory Field tonight.  Hernandez was busy for the entire game — he went 3-for-4 and was hit by a pitch, and he drove in 4 of the Indians’ 5 runs. Not everyone at the game was...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/22/11

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings as of 6/9/11. 1. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-2, 4.09) - Next Probable Start: 7/26 2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-1, 4.72) - Next Probable Start: 7/27 3. Starling Marte, CF (.304) - DNP 4. Tony Sanchez, C (.238) - 1-for-4 5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 5.95) - 1.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K,...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/22/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Ryan Doumit is on rehab with Bradenton and Ross Ohlendorf is now with Altoona for his rehab assignment. All three rookie league teams are in first place. The VSL Pirates have just 15 games left in their season, two of them versus the 2nd place Rays. AAA: Indianapolis (51-49) VS Charlotte (49-50) 7:05pm Probable starter:...

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Hernandez and Ciriaco Boost Indians To Series Win

The Indianapolis Indians came from behind again tonight, to beat the Charlotte Knights by a score of 5-4 at Victory Field in Indianapolis.  ( box )  The win gives the Indians a win of this 4-game series, 3 games to 1, and gives them a 51-49 record at the 100-game point in the season.  The game featured the return of two Tribe players, 2B Josh Harrison and SS Pedro Ciriaco, who had been optioned down from the Pirates, and immediately...

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