Altoona Wins Two With Great Performances From Irwin, Cumpton, and Curry

The Altoona Curve saw back-to-back solid starting pitching performances Friday night in Altoona for the doubleheader against New Hampshire. Right-handers Phil Irwin and Brandon Cumpton shined on the bump combining for just one earned run over 13.0 innings. First baseman Matt Curry drove in four runs on his 24th birthday in game two as the club took both games at People’s Natural Gas Field.   Phil Irwin Phil Irwin was...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/22/12

State College will play a doubleheader today. The second game is a makeup of Friday’s rain out.  Both DSL teams as well as the GCL Pirates are off today. All three teams resume their schedule Monday. Altoona will play a doubleheader today. West Virginia finished the second game of Friday night’s doubleheader prior to the regularly scheduled game last night. The game was suspended in the third inning with the Power winning 7-1....

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Minor League Schedule: 7/16/12

Colton Cain will get the start for Bradenton tonight. Since the FSL All-Star break, he has gone 2-1 1.80 in five starts, pitching a total of 30 innings. Prior to the All-Star break he had a 6.05 ERA over nine starts with 38.2 innings pitched. Indianapolis expanded their division lead to 12 games yesterday. Their .621 winning percentage is the highest in the International League and the fourth best among the 120 full season minor...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/8/12

Indianapolis is playing their last game before three days off for the International League All-Star break. Top pitching prospects, Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole will participate in the Futures Game, played tonight at 5pm. The GCL Pirates and both DSL teams are off today. All five probable pitchers for today are right-handers. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (56-32) @ Columbus (44-45)...

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Cabrera, Cumpton, and Holt Named Eastern League All-Stars

The Pittsburgh Pirates will have three of their prospects in the Eastern League All-Star game, as Ramon Cabrera, Brandon Cumpton, and Brock Holt have all been named to the team. Cabrera is currently hitting for a .241/.302/.313 line in 195 at-bats. His selection is somewhat of a surprise considering his stat line. There’s not much of a surprise with Cumpton. The right-hander has made 14 starts, putting up a 3.43 ERA in 86.2...

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