Leroux Struggles But Strikes Out 9, Indians Win See-Saw Game

Indianapolis Indians  7,  Louisville Bats  5 (Box)   The lead changed hands 5 times as the Indians and Bats battled back and forth at Victory Field tonight.  In the end, though, it was the Indianapolis Indians who came out on top of the Louisville Bats for the win.  Tribe starter Chris Leroux struggled in his 5.1 innings, but as the lead kept changing hands after Leroux left, he did not factor into the decision.  The biggest part...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/22/12

Top prospect Gerrit Cole gets the start for Altoona today. His 24th start this season. Bradenton is 2 games back in their division, with 12 games left. West Virginia is a 1.5 games out in their division, with 12 games left on the season. Indianapolis has a ten game lead in their division with 13 games left to their schedule.  The GCL Pirates and both DSL affiliates have four games left in their regular season. The GCL Pirates are one...

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Should Pirates Promote Chris Leroux to be the Long Man?

After Erik Bedard was pulled from the game on Saturday having pitched just 4.2 innings and allowing five runs, a question was raised — who will pitch from the bullpen for length? The Pirates optioned Jeff Locke to Triple-A on Thursday, who made two appearances in his stay in the Majors in long relief for the club. Both Jared Hughes and Chris Resop can pitch two innings a piece usually, but Resop came in for relief on Friday...

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Pirates Notebook: Rotation Could be Shuffling Again; Marte and Mercer Injury Notes

The Pirates had opportunities to capitalize and rally back against St. Louis on Saturday. But their several failed attempts dropped them to seven games out of the National League Central in a big series against the Cardinals. The red birds moved within one game behind the Pirates for the second spot in the Wild Card after losing the one-run game. 10 men were left on the bases as the club went a combined 1-for-14 with runners in...

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Indians Hold On To Make Holt’s First Homer Count For The Win

Indianpolis Indians  4,  Rochester Red Wings  3 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians held tight to a slim one-run lead for the last 5 innings of tonight’s game at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY, as they salvaged one win to end this 4-game series against the Red Wings.  Chris Leroux earned his 3rd win in his 5 starts for the Tribe (no losses), for a 2.10 ERA in those starts.  The Indians’ firepower was provided by SS...

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