All posts tagged "Alex Presley"

  • Prospect Reports
    Offense Stunned Again In Indians’ Third Shutout In A Row

    Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  1,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   Forty-five.  That’s the number of innings that have passed since the Indianapolis Indians scored an earned run.  In fact, the last run they did score, the unearned one, was 33 innings ago. Tonight it was Jo-Jo Reyes whose strong start earned him...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians Shut Out Again, Fall Victim To A Triple Play

    Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  1,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians were shut out by the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs for the second day in a row, losing 1-0 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA.  This gives the Indians 36 straight innings without scoring an earned run.  They were shut...

  • Transactions
    Presley Optioned to Triple-A; Meek Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A Indianapolis prior to the game on Wednesday and recalled righty reliever Evan Meek. Presley, 26, posted a .220/.246/.551 line over 118 at-bats (34 games) with Pittsburgh this season. The outfielder broke camp with the big league club for the first time in his...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Should the Pirates Replace Correia in the Rotation?

    After the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-hander A.J. Burnett during the off-season, Kevin Correia looked to be the odd man out of the rotation. Having six options, it looked as if Correia would start the season in the bullpen with the opportunity for a spot start if needed. But after Burnett’s fluke accident...

  • Injury Updates
    Pirates Notebook: Presley Working to Regain Last Seasons Swing

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- After starting the season off hot -- hitting for a .303/.321/.395 line in 76 at-bats over his first 19 games of the season, Alex Presley has since fizzled off. The left fielder spent the majority of the season batting leadoff, but was bumped to the two spot in place...

  • Game Recaps
    Morton to Make Tweak to Sinker After Pirates 5-0 Loss

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Right-hander Charlie Morton said after Sunday’s 5-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds that he’s trying to get back in sync. Morton, who is known for his sinker, didn’t see much sink during his fourth outing of the season. During the 2011 season Morton allowed just six home runs over 171.2 innings —...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Karstens Moving in the Right Direction

    Right-hander Jeff Karstens is continuing to progress back from right shoulder inflammation that caused him to exit his third start of the season on April 17 early, and be placed on the 15-day disabled list the following day. After resting his arm for 10 days, Karstens has started throwing on flat ground....

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Rally Off Rockies Bullpen in 5-4 Win

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pirates bats have struggled for most of the season. Entering game action, the Bucs were hitting at just a .202 clip, which is worst in the Majors. But the bats came out swinging off the Colorado Rockies bullpen on Tuesday night at PNC Park. For the first just...

  • Game Recaps
    Presley Hits an Inside the Parker, But Bucs Fall 4-1

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Bucco bats remained quiet combining for just one run on four hits off the St. Louis Cardinals pitchers at PNC Park on Friday night in the 4-1 loss. They entered game action with a National League worst .205 team batting average. After plating a run on two hits in the...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Presley, Tabata to Share Leadoff Spot

    Throughout Grapefruit League action, Alex Presley got the majority of the starts batting leadoff. Jose Tabata followed in the two spot. The trend continued into the regular season with Presley hitting first for the first three games. But on game four of the season, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle decided to switch the lineup up,...

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