Ohlendorf to the DL, Burres Called Up

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf on the 15-day disabled list and have called up Brian Burres to take Ohlendorf’s place.  That’s somewhat of a surprise, as a lot of people expected Charlie Morton to get the call.  Morton has a 1.50 ERA in four starts in August, spanning 24 innings, with a 17:9 K/BB ratio and a .200 BAA. Burres hasn’t been that bad, with a 4.26 ERA in 44.1 innings...

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Karstens Scratched, Ohlendorf Could Be Done For Season

Two big blows to the rotation as two of the best performing starters this year are dealing with injuries… -After exiting in the first inning after facing two batters, Ross Ohlendorf was diagnosed with a strained left muscle behind his left shoulder, and could be done for the year.  There’s a chance that Ohlendorf could return by the end of the season. -Jeff Karstens will miss his start tomorrow due to arm fatigue, and will...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/31/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost to Norfolk 3-2 in 11 innings.  Brian Burres pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, with four walks and two strikeouts.  Corey Hamman pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.  Jean Machi tried for the two out save, but blew it in the ninth, allowing an unearned run.  Machi finished with two innings, one unearned run on one hit, two walks,...

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Tides Take Down Tribe 3-2 in Extra Innings

TIDES TAKE DOWN TRIBE 3-2 IN EXTRA INNINGS Figueroa Delivers Game-Winning Double In 11th NORFOLK, Va. – Second baseman Paco Figueroa hit a two-out, run-scoring double in the bottom of the 11th inning after the Tides overcame a one-run deficit in the ninth and Norfolk claimed a 3-2 extra-inning victory over the Indianapolis Indians on Saturday night at Harbor Park. The loss drops the Indians’ record to 56-53 on the season, while...

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Syracuse Avoids Sweep With 8-6 Win Over Indians

SYRACUSE AVOIDS SWEEP WITH 8-6 WIN OVER INDIANS Tribe 2006 MVP Maldonado Plays Key Role In Chiefs’ Victory SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Catcher Carlos Maldonado, who was named the Indianapolis Indians’ MVP in 2006, gave the Chiefs an early 3-1 lead with a three-run double in the second inning, before the backstop successfully laid down a critical sacrifice bunt in a four-run seventh to help Syracuse avoid a four-game series sweep and...

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