Clay Holmes Labors In Third Start Of Pro Career

The State College Spikes lost 5-3 to the Batavia Muckdogs on Monday night, their first home defeat of the season. Starting pitcher Clay Holmes wasn’t as sharp as his previous two scoreless outings, and several sloppy plays cost the Spikes throughout the game. In addition, the team managed only five hits, all singles. On the plus side, once again the bullpen impressed and kept the Spikes in the game.   Clay Holmes After...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/2/12

Both Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon will start tonight, making it the first time both players started on the same night. The two top prospects in the Pirates system were selected to represent the organization in the Futures Game played this upcoming Sunday during All-Star weekend. Bradenton had a doubleheader yesterday, while the GCL Pirates, as well as both DSL teams, were off. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here....

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Minor League Schedule: 6/27/12

Bradenton plays a morning game today, with Jameson Taillon finally get his turn on the mound. Indianapolis plays an early afternoon game today. They currently sit in first place in their division, 8.5 games ahead of second place Columbus. The GCL Pirates had a doubleheader wiped out due to rain yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (47-31) VS Toledo (32-46) 1:05pm Probable...

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Prospect Notebook: Clay Holmes Pro Debut, No Bunts For Barnes

The Pittsburgh Pirates gave Clay Holmes a $1.2 M signing bonus to break his commitment to Auburn last year. The bonus was a record for a ninth round pick, and is tied for the biggest bonus in Pirates’ history outside of the third round. The right-handed pitcher signed close to the deadline, which prevented him from making his debut until tonight. He certainly didn’t disappoint. Holmes threw five shutout innings, giving up...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/22/12

Two days after Gerrit Cole made his AA debut, and one day after Luis Heredia made his season debut for State College, Clay Holmes will pitch his first professional game for State College. He signed for $1.2mil after being picked in the ninth round of the 2011 amateur draft. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (44-29) VS Scranton-WB (40-34) 7:15pm Probable starter: Justin Wilson (5-4 3.62)...

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