Indians Work Around Three Errors For A Win

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Norfolk Tides  4 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians began their 4-game series against the Norfolk Tides with a win at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Virginia tonight.  The win gives the Tribe a 4-1 record so far on this 8-game road trip, after they won the series in Durham 3 games to 1.  Daniel McCutchen earned his second win of the season, and Doug Slaten picked up his third Save.  The Indians posted 11 hits,...

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Pirates Option Evan Meek to Triple-A

After the Pirates 9-3 win over the Atlanta Braves, the Pirates announced that they have optioned right-handed reliever Evan Meek to Triple-A Indianapolis. They have not yet announced a corresponding roster move. That will come on Tuesday. Meek allowed six runs on 12 hits over 9.2 innings. He walked one and struck out six batters over his nine appearances. Meek has seen his velocity improve to 93-94 this season, but has yet to see it...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Preview: Bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen was strong for the club during the 2011 season posting a ‘pen 3.76 ERA over 526.0 innings. Only one reliever did not return for the 2012 season, right-hander Jose Veras, who was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for infielder Casey McGehee. Like Veras, right-hander Juan Cruz signed a minor league contract and will make the club as a non-roster player this season. Locks in the ‘pen: Juan Cruz,...

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All-Star Version of Evan Meek Starting to Emerge

BRADENTON, Fla. — When Clint Hurdle became Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, he had only seen from a far, heard, and watched Evan Meek’s solid 2010 season. The Evan Meek that Hurdle saw in person during the 2011 season was nothing like the All-Star prior. The reliever he once was during 2010 hit 95-97 with his fastball regularly on the gun, while posting a 2.14 ERA over a career-high 70 appearances (80.0 innings). During...

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Pirates Notebook: With Morton on DL, Roster Decisions Loom

BRADENTON, Fla. – After placing right-hander Charlie Morton on the disabled list to start the 2012 season, Huntington said the decision to carry an extra bench player, rather than an arm, is still in discussion. Instead of carrying 12 pitchers, the Pirates could decide to use 11 arms (four starters and seven relievers) and 14 position players to help the club during their tough month of April. “That is an option,” Huntington...

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