Minor League Schedule: 8/17/12

***UPDATE: Tyler Waldron(Altoona) and Zac Fuesser(WV) will get the start tonight for their respective teams*** With the promotion of Phil Irwin to Indianapolis, Altoona has yet to name a starter for tonight. Kyle Kaminski was also removed from the Curve roster, though he was sent to Bradenton, where he is currently listed as the starter for tonight. West Virginia also has an empty starting slot for tonight’s game. The GCL...

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Leroux Shines Again In His New Role As Indians’ Starter

Indianapolis Indians  4,  Columbus Clippers  0 (Box)   Indianapolis Indians’ starter Chris Leroux is making sure everyone in the organization knows how much he likes being in the starting rotation.  The Montreal native won his second game of the season tonight at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio, as he held the Columbus Clippers scoreless for 7 innings of work.  The win returns the Indians to a 9-game lead over the...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/11/12

Luis Heredia will get the start tonight for State College. He ranks eighth in the NY-Penn League in ERA and his 1.04 WHIP ranks tenth in the league. Indianapolis has an eight game lead in their division with 23 games left in the season. They play the second place team(Columbus) today, the first of five more meetings between the two clubs. Bradenton has a half game lead in their division with 21 games left in the season. West Virginia...

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Leroux Is Ready For A Permanent Spot In The Rotation

The Indianapolis Indians have been losing starting pitchers at an alarming rate in the past couple of weeks.  Rudy Owens was traded, Jeff Locke has been promoted to the Pirates, and Justin Wilson is set to move to the bullpen.  In addition to promoting Kyle McPherson from AA Altoona, the Indians are attempting to fix the starting pitcher deficit by moving Chris Leroux to the starting rotation. Leroux has been a reliever for most of...

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Chris Leroux and Jeff Locke Could Fill Roles in Pittsburgh

Both Chris Leroux and Jeff Locke could fill a role with the Pirates to some capacity in the near future. While the Major League club’s pitching staff had an impressive first half to the season, the second half has seen their shares of ups and downs. With the long stretch of games with no days off and no longer a long man in the ‘pen, Leroux and/or Locke could be promoted to Pittsburgh at some point to help the big league...

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