Indy Indians Open 2012 With A Loss

The 2012 Indianapolis Indians began their season with a loss to the Toledo Mud Hens at a packed Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.  Three former Indians, now playing for the Mud Hens, contributed to the Tribe’s downfall.  The Tribe batters were held to just 4 hits by the Toledo pitching staff. Justin Wilson made his return to the starting rotation official, as the Indians’ Opening Day starter, and struggled with command...

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This Date in Pirates History: February 12

There have been eight former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, among them two very recent ones. Chris Snyder (1981) spent the last two seasons with the Pirates after coming over in the five player deal the Pirates made at the 2010 trading deadline with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Pirates gave up DJ Carrasco, Ryan Church and Bobby Crosby in the deal and along with Snyder, they received Pedro Ciriaco. Snyder played 40...

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Winter Leagues 12/9 – Claggett’s First Win

Looking for Pirates’ players and friends in Friday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Bravos de Margarita  13,  Tibureones de La Guaira  6 Anthony Claggett pitched 3.1 innings in relief, allowing one run on 4 hits to earn his first win for Los Bravos.  Margarita’s starter, Indiana native Ryan Tatusko (Nationals) allowed Los Tiburones one run in the 1st inning, then got into trouble again in the 2nd...

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Winter Leagues 12/6 — Marte Triples Twice; Crotta Joins Lara

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  3,  Estrellas de Oriente  2 CF Starling Marte led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a triple into left field, then scored on an RBI single for Los Leones’ walk-off win.   Marte also tripled in the 4th inning, driving in Los Leones’ first run, then scored on another single.  A double,...

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Winter Leagues 11/28 — Quiet Night

Only one Dominican League game and one Venezuelan League game on Monday night: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Tigres del Licey  3,  Estrellas de Oriente  2 A single, a wild pitch, and a passed ball gave Licey the winning run in the top of the 11th inning, and Los Estrellas could not answer in the bottom of the frame.  DH Jake Fox walked in the bottom of the 1st, when Los Estrellas scored their first run.  After Los Tigres scored 2 in the top of the...

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