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    Pitching Dominates as Tribe Falls

    boxscore (photos by NancyZ) Matt Kata-- photo by NancyZ The Toledo Mud Hens beat out the Indianapolis Indians last night at Victory Field by a score of 4-2, in a game dominated by the pitchers. Dennis Tankersley led the way for the Mud Hens, throwing 111 pitches...

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    Game #114 at San Francisco

    AT&T Park | 3:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Barry Zito | Box Tom Gorzelanny was stellar. He threw his first career complete game shutout. He allowed five hits and one walk while striking out four. He retired the final 16 Giants he faced. Josh Phelps put the game away for the offense. He...

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    Pirates Thumping Red Sox Where it Matters Most

    A few weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates were absolutely embarrassed by the San Diego Padres as our newest crowd-pleaser, Captain Jolly Roger, was destroyed in the Mascot Brackets hosted by Home Run Derby. The Swinging Friar defeated Roger by a three to one margin. At the time, Richie Rich wrote that Roger...

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    Game #113 at San Francisco

    AT&T Park | 3:55 | Armas vs. Tim Lincecum | Box The Pirates didn't need Tim Lincecum to be wild. They took him deep. Tony Armas has begun pitching just well enough to perhaps be traded to a contender down the stretch. Freddy Sanchez smacked a two run homer and Adam LaRoche...

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    Deadline Nears, Top Draft Talent Remains Unsigned

    The Pirates were widely criticized for not selecting Georgia Tech catcher Matt Wieters with the fourth pick in June's first-year player draft. Rather than add a potential franchise backstop, Dave Littlefield and crew opted for Daniel Moskos, a left-handed pitcher who projects best as a reliever---a low-upside, safe choice. Littlefield swore up...

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    Indians and Bats Split Series

    boxscore (photos by NancyZ) Steve Pearce and Bam Bam Meulens  -- photo by NancyZ (photo -- Steve Pearce and Hensley "Bam Bam" Meulens) The Indianapolis Indians and the Louisville Bats must have used up all their surplus hits over the past two nights, because they didn't...

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    Game #112 at San Francisco

    AT&T Park at PacBell/Candlestick Yards | 10:15 | Morris vs. Russ Ortiz | Box The Pirates rallied for six runs in the 8th to take this one. The big blow was a go ahead two run single from Freddy Sanchez. Matt Morris was ineffective. He gave up 758 to Barry Bonds and...

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    Pirates Acquire Barry Bonds for 2008 Season

    1. Freddy Sanchez, 2b 2. Adam LaRoche, 1b 3. Jason Bay, lf 4. Barry Bonds, rf 5. Xavier Nady, cf 6. Jose Bautista, 3b 7. Ronny Paulino, c 8. Brian Bixler, ss Would you welcome Barry back to Pittsburgh in 2008? Without a doubt he'll be interested in playing another season as...

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    NYP League All-Stars

    The All-Star Team rosters for the New York-Penn League have been announced. Each team in the league sends a minimum of two players to the All-Star Game. Five of the players on the National League Affiliates' team are members of the State College Spikes. milb.com article Tony Watson This 22 year old...

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    More Booms, But From the Wrong Side for the Tribe

    boxscore (photos by NancyZ) The Louisville Bats got their revenge on the Indianapolis Indians tonight, after last night's 13- 5 win by the Tribe. The Bats hit four home runs, including two grand slams, as they got back at the Tribe, winning by a score...

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