Offensive Help From the Farm System: The 2012 Edition

Yesterday I pointed out why it is unlikely for a trade to be made this early in the season. I felt the article was straight forward enough: trades don’t usually happen this early, so don’t hold out hope that one will be made. Some translated “trades aren’t likely” as “trades never happen” or “the Pirates shouldn’t try”. The Pirates should absolutely try — they just...

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Indians Swept By Iron Pigs — Four Straight Shutouts

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  3,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   The Indians are going to be happy to see Allentown, PA in their rear-view mirrors, as they bus out of town tonight, heading for the 4-game series in Buffalo, NY.  Not only did the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs sweep this 4-game series at Coca-Cola Park, but they did it with four consecutive shut-out games.  That’s right — the Indians did not score once in Coca...

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Pirates Call Up Gorkys Hernandez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up Gorkys Hernandez for the weekend series against the Detroit Tigers. A move was expected after the Pirates demoted Alex Presley earlier in the week, and promoted Evan Meek. That move gave the team eight relievers in the bullpen. With the designated hitter in use this weekend, an extra bat was needed. Hernandez is hitting for a .266/.343/.355 line in Triple-A this year over 124 at-bats. He’s...

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Offense Stunned Again In Indians’ Third Shutout In A Row

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  1,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   Forty-five.  That’s the number of innings that have passed since the Indianapolis Indians scored an earned run.  In fact, the last run they did score, the unearned one, was 33 innings ago. Tonight it was Jo-Jo Reyes whose strong start earned him a hard-luck loss, against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA..  Reyes went 7 innings and...

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Indians Shut Out Again, Fall Victim To A Triple Play

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  1,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians were shut out by the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs for the second day in a row, losing 1-0 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA.  This gives the Indians 36 straight innings without scoring an earned run.  They were shut out by the Norfolk Tides on Sunday at home, and though they won on Monday, the only run they scored in that game was unearned.  The...

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