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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Indians Struggle Against Pigs’ Pitching

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  3,  Indianapolis Indians  1 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians scored early tonight at Victory Field, but the Iron Pigs came from behind to take the win.  The Lehigh Valley pitchers held the Indians scoreless after the 2nd inning, despite the fact that 7 of the Tribe’s 8 hits came during that time.   2B Pedro Ciriaco was responsible for the Indians’ run in the 2nd inning.  With two outs, Ciriaco...

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Game 53 Recap: Harrison Keys Late Rally

The Pirates were held at bay by Mets starter R.A. Dickey through seven innings. James McDonald pitched well but exited trailing 1-0. The offense woke up in time to score five late runs in a 5-1 in New York. The Pirates had a couple of early chances to score but failed both times. Jose Tabata started the game with a double and moved up on a grounder from Josh Harrison in his first Major League at bat. But Andrew McCutchen whiffed and...

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Phillies Invite Brandon Moss to Spring Training

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced 12 Spring Training invitees, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com.  Two of those players are former Pittsburgh Pirates players Erik Kratz and Brandon Moss.  We learned last week that Kratz was added by the Phillies, but this is the first we’ve heard about Moss. Moss was added by the Pirates in the Jason Bay trade.  After a poor season in 2009, he was outrighted off the 40-man roster in...

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Erik Kratz Signs With Phillies

Erik Kratz has signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Jon Morosi of SI.  Kratz became a minor league free agent this past weekend, after spending time in the majors with the Pirates in 2010.  He would have been fourth on the Pirates’ depth chart for catchers in 2011, behind Chris Snyder, Ryan Doumit, and Jason Jaramillo. Jaramillo should start the 2011 season as the starting catcher in AAA,...

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