All posts tagged "Gabriel Alvarado"

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    Marte Homers, Three Hits For Grovatt

    A few roster moves before we get to the games:
    The Pirates have signed 1B Gerlis Rodriguez to a minor league contract.  Rodriguez, a Dominican native, played for State College in 2010.  He played about half of his 48 games at first base, and did some DH'ing.  Rodriguez hit .201,...

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    Cain Throws Six Scoreless Innings

    Sunday's action in the Pirates' lower minor leagues:

    West Virginia Power  7,  Augusta Green Jackets  0

    Three Power pitchers powered up to shut out the Green Jackets.  Colton Cain made the start and earned his first win of the season.  He allowed just one hit and...

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    Three Hits By Grossman And Emsley-Pai

    The Altoona Curve and the Richmond Flying Squirrels were rained out in Altoona tonight.  They will make up the game in August.

    West Virginia Power  8,  Augusta  5

    The Power scored in each of the first 4 innings to stay ahead of the Augusta Green...

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    Morris Shines For Curve; Marauders Blast Jupiter

    Three wins for the Pirates' lower minor league teams on Tuesday:

    Altoona Curve  2,  Akron Aeros  0

    (box score)

    Starter Bryan Morris threw 6 shutout innings to lead the Curve over the Aeros in Akron.  Morris scattered 4 hits and a walk, while striking out 3...

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    Thompson And Curve Get The Win

    It's like they said in the movie "Bull Durham":  some days you win, some days you lose, some days it rains.  Again on Saturday, the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates experienced all three. 

    It rained again in West Virginia.  The Power and the Savannah Sand Gnats will try for...

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    Snyder And Rubenstein Blast Away For Marauders

    A win, a loss, and a rainout in the rest of the Pirates' minor league organization on Friday evening.  The rainout was in West Virginia, where the Power were getting soggy.  They will play a double header on Saturday.

    The win:  
    Bradenton Marauders  13,  Charlotte Stone Crabs  0

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Alvarado, Bankston, Navarro, And Holden

    Continuing through the Pirates' minor league pitching ranks:

    Gabriel Alvarado --  R/R,  6' 2",  175 lb 
    Alvarado is a Venezuelan native who made his US debut in 2008 after two seasons in the Venezuelan Summer League.  He moved up to West Virginia for 2009, where he pitched mostly as...

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    Bass Makes A Venezuelan Start

    Just one game in the Mexican Pacific League last night:

    Naranjeros de Hermosillo 19, Aguilas de Mexicali 1 -- Los Naranjeros did it all on 16 hits, including 2 from former Pirate Humberto Cota, who was playing first base.� Hermosillo scored 11 runs in the 5th inning. They sent 15 batters to the...

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    Fall and Winter League Rosters

    The Arizona Fall League begins play today, with seven Pirates' farmhands on the roster for the Mesa Solar Sox.� Players from the Los Angeles Angels, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Chicago Cubs, and the New York Mets will round out the Solar Sox' roster. � Pitchers Brian Leach, Aaron Pribanic, and Justin Wilson...

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    Curve and Marauders Both Fall To Big Innings

    Harrisburg Senators� 10,� Altoona Curve� 5 ....������ (box)

    Two 5-run innings gave the Senators the advantage over the Curve in the first game of their Eastern League playoff series.

    The Curve jumped out to the early lead in the bottom of the 1st.� 2B Chase d'Arnaud led off with a walk, and...

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