Justin Wilson Throws an Eight Inning No-Hitter

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Charlotte Knights  0 (Box)   It still counts. Even though the game was cut short, after 7.5 innings due to a thunderstorm, Justin Wilson still gets to count this game as a no-hitter. Wilson pitched eight no-hit innings, including one in the pouring rain, before the game was halted.  In fact, he simply mowed down the Charlotte batters, one after another, completely dominating the game.  Wilson has buzzed...

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Kyle McPherson’s Indians Debut Spoiled by Knights

  Charlotte Knights  2,  Indianapolis Indians  1 (Box)   The newest Indianapolis Indian made his debut this afternoon at Victory Field, hurling 6 scoreless innings and striking out 6 batters.  Kyle McPherson, just promoted from AA Altoona, allowed 3 hits and was responsible for the first of the Charlotte Knights’ runs.  He did not figure into the decision, though, as the game was tied at 1-1 when he finished his...

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Drew Sutton Outrighted to Indianapolis

Drew Sutton, who was designated for assignment last week at the trade deadline, has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Indianapolis. Because he’s still in the organization, Sutton joins the list of candidates who could be called up when rosters expand in September. He would have to be added back to the 40-man roster if that happened. Sutton hit for a .243/.278/.419 line in 74 at-bats with the Pirates this year.

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Drew Sutton Adding a Spark to the Top of the Lineup

Since joining Pittsburgh, Drew Sutton has added a spark at the top of the Pirates lineup. The 28-year-old has had some memorable moments so far, too. Between hitting a walkoff home run — his first long ball since August of 2010 and a moment that he said is the reason you play the game — learning to flash the Zoltan “Z” on the fly, and the club pursuing interest not once, or twice, but three times this year in...

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Pirates Notebook: Two-Out Hits Hurt Bedard

After starting the first two months of the season off well, Erik Bedard has struggled in the month of June. Over five starts in each of April and May, Bedard posted a 2.48 and 3.91 ERA, respectively. However, after giving up four runs in the Pirates 5-4 loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday, Bedard has sported a 6.58 ERA over 26.0 innings in June. The left-hander entered game action just five strikeouts shy of 1,000 in his career. The lefty...

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