Prospect Notebook: Alderson Needs to Earn Rotation Spot

On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson from Altoona to Indianapolis. The move was made due to a combination of promotions and injuries that left Indianapolis short on pitchers. The Pirates promoted Brad Lincoln to the majors, and Shairon Martis went on the disabled list in Triple-A, forcing the need for two pitchers to be promoted. The Pirates filled that need with Alderson and left-handed...

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Correia Gets Nod on Monday Against Rockies

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Right-hander Kevin Correia, who was scratched from his outing on Saturday due to discomfort in his left side, will start Monday night’s 7:05 game against the Colorado Rockies. Since being sidelined, Correia has progressively gotten better each day. Although he was unsure of when he injured his side, it felt sore a few days ago. The club decided to be extra cautious with Correia, who ended the 2011 season...

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Indians’ Bats Awaken In Louisville, Reyes Pitches 5 Shutout Innings

Indianapolis Indians  9,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   With a host of aircraft roaring overhead, the Indians roared to a win over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky.  The annual “Thunder Over Louisville” provided the theme music for the Indians, who posted 12 hits.  3B Matt Hague led the team with a double and two singles, going 3-for-5, while CF Starling Marte, 2B Anderson...

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Clippers Shut Out The Indians

Columbus Clippers  4,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians played in front of several groups of school kids at Victory Field today, for a “Baseball In Education” game — and they educated the kids on what not to do.  One big lesson to be learned from this game: it isn’t enough to just put runners on base; you have to also get them around to score. Scoring was what the Indians did not do...

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Locke Strikes Out 8 In First Win

 Indianapolis Indians  4,  Columbus Clippers  3 (Box)     Jeff Locke earned his first win of the season and Tim Wood earned his first save, as the Indians halted a 3-game losing streak with a win over the Columbus Clippers at Victory Field this afternoon. The Clippers out-hit the Indians 11-8, but they also left 8 runners on base, compared to just 3 left on for the Indians.  There were 11 doubles hit in the game, 7 by the...

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