Volquez Strikes Out 12 Indians InTribe Loss

Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  2 [ box ]   Louisville’s Edison Volquez, who was not one of the eight Bats’ players called up to the Reds when major league rosters expanded yesterday, took his frustration out on the Indians tonight, earning the win as the Reds beat the Tribe at Victory Field tonight.  Volquez pitched 7 innings and allowed two runs — one earned and one unearned — on 5 hits, while...

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Ciriaco’s Walk-Off Single Gives Indians The Win In The 12th

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Toledo Mud Hens  4 [ box ] Indians’ SS Pedro Ciriaco had not played on the same field as his brother Audy since they became professionals, until this series against the Mud Hens.  He’s been having a lot of fun being around his brother, even if they are on opposite sides of the field  — and especially when he can get the game-winning hit and RBI to beat his brother’s team.  At Victory...

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Clippers Sink Indians With Walk-Off Win

Columbus Clippers  4,  Indianapolis Indians  3 [ box ] A bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th inning broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Clippers the walk-off win over the Indians at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio tonight.   The game began with three scoreless innings on each side.  The Indians posted only one hit in the first three innings — a huge hit into center field for a triple by CF Gorkys Hernandez. ...

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The Disabled List: Updates for August 17th

Jose Tabata was re-instated from the 15-day disabled list yesterday, and Ross Ohlendorf has recently been activated and optioned to AAA.  Let’s take a look at the updates and the progress of the seven other players currently on the disabled list. On Rehab Alex Presley – Presley started his rehab on August 9th.  The latest he can return is August 29th.  Presley has played five games in AAA so far, going 3-for-21.  No...

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The Future of the Bullpen Looks Good

One of the strengths to the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates has been their bullpen.  The bullpen has combined for a 3.43 ERA this year, which ranks 10th in the majors, and sixth in the National League.  The Pirates are anchored by one of the best closers in the game, Joel Hanrahan.  They’ve got two capable set up men in Chris Resop and Jose Veras.  Both have put up dominant strikeout numbers this year, and have held down the late...

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