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    This and that

    Just a couple of things today: The Pirates signed Craig Wilson to a minor league deal. Wilson is a great example of how screwed up this organization has been the past several years. He posted an OPS of .871 in 2003, then finally got a chance to start and put up an...

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    Hickory Crawdads Roster

    Last Updated 8/26/08 Pitchers Rodolfo Aguirre Charles Benoit Harrison Bishop Thomas Boleska -- Disabled List Brad Clapp -- Disabled List Rafael Delossantos Jose Diaz -- Disabled List Michael Felix Victor Igsema Serguey Linares Wanell Macia Bryan Morris Francisco Ortiz Dionis Rodriguez -- Disabled List Adam Simon Duke Welker Catcher Aeden McQearey Ronald Pena Andrew Walker -- Disabled List Infielder Matthew Hague Jordy Mercer Silvio Pena Greg Picart Bobby Spain -- Disabled List Outfielder Marcus Davis -- Disabled...

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    Lynchburg Hillcats Roster

    Last Updated 8/29/08 Pitchers Derek Antelo Mike Crotta Jacob Cuffman Brian Holliday Eric Krebs Brad Lincoln Daniel McCutchen (on paper) Matt McSwain Dustin Molleken Danny Moskos Kevin Roberts Ronald Uviedo Tony Watson Catchers Christopher Jones Kris Watts Infielders Victor Alvarez Danny Bomback Matt Cavagnaro Ray Chang -- Disabled list Jose De Los Santos Brian Friday Kent Sakamoto Outfielders James Barksdale Miles Durham Mike Goetz Jared Keel Eddie Prasch Alex Presley -- Disabled List

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    Altoona Curve Roster

    Last Updated 8/26/08 * indicates the player is on the Pirates' 40-man roster Pitchers Ronald Belisario Kyle Bloom Pat Bresnehan Christian Castorri Dave Davidson * Derek Hankins Yoslan Herrera Josh Hill --Disabled List Jared Hughes Blair Johnson Juan Mateo Dan Reichert Moises Robles Josh Shortslef Jeff Sues --Disabled List Catchers Steve Lerud -- Disabled List Miguel Perez Milver Reyes Infielders Jason Bowers Melvin Dorta Shelby Ford Angel Gonzalez Jim Negrych Jamie Romak Outfielders James Boone Brad Corley Jonel Pacheco Jose Tabata Anthony Webster --...

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    Indianapolis Indians Roster

    Last updated (8/29/08) * indicates a member of the Pirates' 40-man roster Pitchers Jimmy Barthmaier * TJ Beam * Jesse Chavez Ryan Drese -- Disabled List Corey Hamman Daniel McCutchen -- to Lynchburg "on paper" Evan Meek Ross Ohlendorf * Franquelis Osoria Juan Perez Marino Salas * Romulo Sanchez * Ty Taubenheim * -- Disabled List Mike Thompson John Van Benschoten * Catchers Robinson Diaz *...

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    Crawdads Win Fourth Straight

    Hickory Crawdads 7, Greensboro Grasshoppers 2 boxscore RF Austin McClune and DH Erik Huber led the Crawdads' charge with a single and a double each, and McClune had 2 RBI while Huber added one more. LF Keanon Simon and 3B Bobby Spain also had two hits and an RBI apiece. The...

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    Indians vs Syracuse

    Andrew McCutchen -- photo by Nancy Zinni (MVN) Indians 5, Syracuse Chiefs 1 boxscore Indy Indians' starter John Van Benschoten mowed down the Syracuse Chiefs, not allowing a run until the 6th inning tonight, to lead the Indians to victory in Syracuse, NY. Van Benschoten won his first start of...

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    Minor League Weekend

    ALTOONA CURVE Reading Phillies 5, Curve 2 boxscore Two former Pirates' farmhands pitched for the Reading Phillies in their win over the Curve on Saturday. R-Phils' starter Kip Bouknight pitched 5 innings and allowed the Curve 6 hits and 2 runs. Those two runs came in the 4th inning, when RF Brad...

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    A few random thoughts

    Now that the Bucs have finished their first road trip and will begin the home portion of their schedule against the Cubs at 1:35PM this afternoon, I thought that I would give some of my thoughts about this edition of the Pirates Baseball Club. Pros: Patience at the plate - Since I...

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    Game #7 vs. Chicago Cubs

    PNC Park | 1:35 | Gorzelanny vs. Ted Lilly | Box The Pirates have played some astonishingly ugly games this year. And this one fit right in there with them. The Bucs trailed early, came back and walked away the game in extra frames. Tom Gorzelanny couldn't find the plate and was...

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