West Virginia Wins 8-6 In Heredia’s Second Start
Jun29

West Virginia Wins 8-6 In Heredia’s Second Start

The West Virginia Power won game two of their four game series against the Lakewood BlueClaws by an 8-6 score. Luis Heredia made his second start of the season and lasted just four innings due to his pitch count, which was run up by a long second inning. The game didn’t get under way until two and a half hours after the scheduled first pitch due to a rain delay. Once it started, the Power bats scored eight runs on ten hits and a...

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West Virginia Downs Lakewood Behind Glasnow and Steranka
Jun28

West Virginia Downs Lakewood Behind Glasnow and Steranka

West Virginia opened up a four game series tonight in Lakewood with a 6-2 win over the BlueClaws. The Power pounded out 14 hits and a combination of four pitchers allowed just five hits. Tyler Glasnow, facing Lakewood for the fourth time this season, was dominant in an outing cut short by a long rain delay. He ended up going four innings, allowing just one hit, which came on his first pitch of the game. Glasnow walked two, struck out...

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Herrera, Polanco named to Futures Game Roster
Jun26

Herrera, Polanco named to Futures Game Roster

The rosters for the 2013 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game were announced Wednesday afternoon and two players from the Pittsburgh minor league system made the cut. West Virginia infielder Dilson Herrera and Altoona outfielder Gregory Polanco will each take part in the game, played this season on July 10 at Citi Field in New York as part of the All-Star Game festivities, as members of the World team. Polanco, a native of the Dominican...

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Another Glasnow Gem in West Virginia Win
Jun23

Another Glasnow Gem in West Virginia Win

The hype around Pirates pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow appears to grow with every start the young right-hander makes and after Saturday’s performance against visiting Lakewood that trend looks like it will continue. Glasnow has been one of those 75 pitches/5 innings guys so far this season which makes what he has been able to accomplish that much more impressive. Saturday’s line? Five innings pitched, five hits allowed,...

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Top Performers: Bell and Allie Finish the First Half Strong at the Plate

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the...

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