Winter Leagues 12/3 — Win For Singh, Save For Beckman, Homer For Marte

Winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends on Saturday, including Australian games from Saturday morning….   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Estrellas de Oriente  7,  Tigres del Licey  5 Five runs in the 8th inning gave the come-from-behind win to Los Estrellas.  Los Tigres scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st, aided by a wild pitch and three passed balls by C Dusty Brown, in his second game for Los Estrellas.  Los...

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Nancy Zinni’s 2011 Indianapolis Indians Recap Part One

The Indianapolis Indians finished the season with a team batting average of .263.  This is remarkably consistent with their team batting averages for the past few years — .262 in 2010, 2008, and 2007, .and 260 in 2009.  While the team was third in the league in total hits (1282) and doubles (277), they were last in the league in homers with just 91.  The Indians led the International League in triples with 45, and that was 13...

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Ascanio, Brown, and Hernandez Boost Tribe Over Clippers

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Columbus Clippers  1 [ box ] The Indians took a slim lead, then held on tight, to squeak out a win over the Clippers at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio tonight.  Starter Jose Ascanio made his second straight start, and this time pitched 5 scoreless innings (he threw 6 scoreless on August 21st), to earn his second win of the season.  C Dusty Brown drove in both Indians’ run.  Then CF Gorkys Hernandez...

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Three Hits For Presley And Two Scoreless Innings For Heilman In Tribe Loss

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  7,  Indianapolis Indians  6 [ box ] The Indians could not overcome a 4-run 6th inning by the Iron Pigs, as the Pigs won the final game of the season between these two teams at Victory Field tonight.  A 3-hit night by LF Alex Presley, and a pair of singles by 1B Matt Hague provided some offensive support for the Tribe, but it was not enough.  The newest member of the Tribe, reliever Aaron Heilman, made his...

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Burres Pitches 8 Shutout Inning For Indians

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  0 [ box ] Brian Burres earned his 5th win of the season tonight, but his first of the season at Victory Field, as the Indians beat the Iron Pigs, despite being out-hit 6-5. Burres came into the game with a 4-9 record, but just happened to have earned all  four of those wins on the road.  He pitched a season-high 8 shutout innings and struck out a season-best 9 batters to earn that...

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