Indians Struggle On Get-Away Day

The Indianapolis Indians concluded their season-opening road trip with a mid-day loss to the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.  The Indians were held to just 4 hits, while the Clippers had 11. Jeff Locke made his second start of the season for the Tribe, and had a so-so outing.  He began his day by giving up a long fly ball to Columbus 2B Cord Phelps, which hit the top of the padding on the center field wall and...

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Indians’ Defensive Slips Give Columbus A Second Walk-Off Win

Defensive problems in the bottom of the 12th inning doomed the Indians, and allowed the Columbus Clippers to pick up the walk-off win for the second day in a row. On a chilly night at Huntington Park in Columbus, the Indians and Clippers took a 4-4 tie from the 5th inning until the bottom of the 12th.  With reliever Tim Wood on the mound for the Tribe, lead-off batter (and former Indy Indian) C Luke Carlin slipped a single into center...

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Extra-Base Hits Give Indians Their First Win

The Indianapolis Indians took advantage of a fistful of extra-base hits as well as 4 hits by 2B Jordy Mercer, to earn their first win of the 2012 season.  The Tribe needed to hold off a 9th inning rally by the Toledo Mud Hens, but in doing so, they participated in what turned out to be the longest 9-inning game ever played at Fifth Third Field in Toledo:  3 hours, 57 minutes. Toledo got going first, scoring one run in the bottom of...

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Pirates Cut Mercer, Reyes, from Big League Camp

BRADENTON, Fla. – With just eight days remaining until the final Grapefruit League spring training game for the Pirates, the club took a step further to their final 25-man on Saturday. Prior to the their game against the Houston Astros, the Pirates cut five players from big league camp: infielder Jordy Mercer, and non-roster invite pitchers Shairon Martis, Jo-Jo Reyes and Doug Slaten and catcher Jose Morales. Mercer, 25, was...

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This Date in Pirates History: February 4

On this date in Pittsburgh Pirates history six former players have been born. Starting with one of the newest former player first, relief pitcher Dan Plesac was born on this date in 1962. He was a lefty reliever with nine years experience already when the Pirates signed him as a free agent on November 9, 1994. He went 2-3, 4.61 in 54 games for the Cubs in 1994 and had been a closer with the Brewers for five seasons earlier in his...

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