Lincoln and Indians Chopped By Braves

Gwinnett Braves  11,  Indianapolis Indians  5 [ box ] The Gwinnett Braves did not appreciate the Indians scoring 8 runs over the first two innings in Saturday night’s game.  So they began this afternoon’s game at Coolray Field by scoring 10 runs over the first 4 innings, and 9 of them in two frames, sending Tribe starter Brad Lincoln to the showers after just 3 innings. The Indians started the game on a solid note.  With...

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Harrison’s Walk Off Single Gives Indians A Win In 12

Indianapolis Indians  7,  Rochester Red Wings  6 ( box  ) 3B Josh Harrison closed out the Indians’ home stand tonight with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning to give Indianapolis the win over Rochester at Victory Field.  This was the third extra-inning game the Indians played in this 8-game home stand.  The Tribe won two of those extra-inning contests, and went 6-2 over these 8 games.  They won both 4-game series...

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Buyers or Sellers: Can the Pirates Be Both?

With the win over the Houston Astros last night, paired with a Milwaukee Brewers loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Pittsburgh Pirates took sole possession of second place in the NL Central, sitting 1.5 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.  The Pirates hold a 45-41 record, with seven games coming up against the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs, two of the worst teams in the National League this year.  There is a very strong chance...

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Chris Leroux Up, Brad Lincoln Down

After making a somewhat successful spot start yesterday, Brad Lincoln has been sent down to AAA by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chris Leroux has been recalled.  I talked about Leroux in this morning’s Daily Player Profile, and how he’s basically a new pitcher, with a new arm slot and an effective slider.  It should be interesting to see how the new approach translates to the...

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Game 83 Recap: Nats Rally Late to Split Double Header

The Pirates offense and bullpen was unable to finish off a double header sweep of the Nationals. The home team rallied for a pair of runs in the eighth inning and the offense scored only three runs to ruin the 2011 debut of Brad Lincoln and salvage the split of the double header. The loss prevented the Pirates from moving three games above the .500 mark. Pittsburgh and Washington traded runs early on. In the second Jayson Werth walked...

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