Great Play By Navarro Allows Indians to Win

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Gwinnett Braves  4 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians began their 4-game series against the Gwinnett Braves with a win tonight at Cooray Field in Gwinnett.  The two teams were matched in hits (8 each) and errors (2 each), thought it was the Tribe who came out on top in runs.  Indians’ starter Rick VandenHurk earned his 5th win, bringing his record to 5-0.  VandenHurk also contributed an RBI single...

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Prospect Notebook: Battles in the Top 20 Prospect Rankings

On Friday we released the 2012 Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects list. The list not only looked at the placements of the new draft picks, but also looked at the updated rankings after the first half of the minor league season. The rankings are gathered by taking the average of five different top 20 lists. The two outliers are removed, and the remaining three rankings are averaged out. From there, I make the final adjustments to the list. I...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects

Now that the 2012 Draft is over, it’s time to update the Pittsburgh Pirates top 20 prospect rankings. This update not only takes in to consideration where the new draft picks fall in to the system, but where the current players rank after two months in the 2012 season. I put a focus on the tiered rankings, as they give a better indication of the talent levels of each player, and where the drop offs in the top 20 are. At the...

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Three Indians Pitchers Combine For a Four-Hit Shutout

Indianapolis Indians 4,  Durham Bulls  0 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians finished up their 4-game series against the Durham Bulls with a shutout tonight at Victory Field.  Three Tribe pitchers combined to hold the Bulls to just 4 hits:  starter Rick VandenHurk, reliever Duke Welker, and reliever Bryan Morris.  VandenHurk earned his 3rd win of the season, giving him a 3-0 record.  The win gave the Indians a 3 games to 1 record in...

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Owens Strikes Out Seven And Clement Homers In Indians Win

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Durham Bulls  1 (Box)   The two starting pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts at Victory Field tonight.  Even though Bulls’ starter Chris Archer had 8 strikeouts to the Tribe’s Rudy Owens’ 7, it was Owens who earned the win, his 3rd of the season.  Owens also made a pair of outstanding defensive plays, worthy of the highlight reels.  His teammates supplied enough firepower behind him,...

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