Justin Wilson Throws an Eight Inning No-Hitter

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Charlotte Knights  0 (Box)   It still counts. Even though the game was cut short, after 7.5 innings due to a thunderstorm, Justin Wilson still gets to count this game as a no-hitter. Wilson pitched eight no-hit innings, including one in the pouring rain, before the game was halted.  In fact, he simply mowed down the Charlotte batters, one after another, completely dominating the game.  Wilson has buzzed...

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Kyle McPherson’s Indians Debut Spoiled by Knights

  Charlotte Knights  2,  Indianapolis Indians  1 (Box)   The newest Indianapolis Indian made his debut this afternoon at Victory Field, hurling 6 scoreless innings and striking out 6 batters.  Kyle McPherson, just promoted from AA Altoona, allowed 3 hits and was responsible for the first of the Charlotte Knights’ runs.  He did not figure into the decision, though, as the game was tied at 1-1 when he finished his...

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Knights Run Down Indians; Holt Makes His AAA Debut

Charlotte Knights  12,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box)   The Charlotte Knights scored in three consecutive innings, including a 5-run 6th, to ride right over the Indians tonight at Victory Field.  After both teams posted only 3 hits each yesterday, the Knights made up for it tonight with 14 hits, on their way to 12 runs.  The Indians could only muster up 5 hits, as they scored just 2 runs.  Tribe starter Daniel Cabrera took the...

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Kyle McPherson and Brock Holt Promoted to Indianapolis

According to Cory Giger, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson and infielder Brock Holt to Indianapolis. Both players will be making their first trips to Triple-A. Holt was hitting for a .322/.389/.432 line in 382 at-bats with Altoona. That was in his second year with the team, after hitting for a .288/.356/.387 line in 511 at-bats last year. McPherson was expected to begin the year in Triple-A, but...

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Gerrit Cole Pitches Six Shutout Innings

On a night when I got to see Gerrit Cole pitch for the first time in person, the Pirates top prospect did not disappoint. Cole threw six shutout innings tonight against the Trenton Thunder, allowing just three hits and a walk, while striking out six batters. It was, off the top of my head, the most impressive outing I’ve seen in person from a Pirates pitcher. In the first inning, Cole set the side down in order, picking up a...

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