Gerrit Cole Pitches Six Shutout Innings

On a night when I got to see Gerrit Cole pitch for the first time in person, the Pirates top prospect did not disappoint. Cole threw six shutout innings tonight against the Trenton Thunder, allowing just three hits and a walk, while striking out six batters. It was, off the top of my head, the most impressive outing I’ve seen in person from a Pirates pitcher. In the first inning, Cole set the side down in order, picking up a...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/5/12

Zack Von Rosenberg has rejoined the West Virginia rotation after spending the first part of the year in Extended Spring Training. Coming into the season, he was ranked 16th overall in the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide.  In Indianapolis tonight, Justin Wilson will face-off against Daisuke Matsuzaka, who carries a record of 0-2 3.33 into the game. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/31/12

Jeff Karstens will make a rehab start for Indianapolis tonight. He is on a limit of either five innings or eighty pitches, whichever he reaches first. In other games, Tim Alderson makes his fourth start since switching from relief and Hunter Strickland makes his fifth start since being injured by a line drive in April. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (30-22) VS Durham (23-31) 7:05pm Probable...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/26/12

Jeff Karstens will get the start tonight for Indianapolis. After going on the DL on 4/18, he made his first rehab start while with Altoona five days ago. Indianapolis is in first place in their division, three games ahead of second place Toledo. Coverage of the daily games will expand to six teams, one week from today, as both Dominican Summer League teams begin their season on June 2nd. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/21/12

Jeff Karstens will get a rehab start tonight for Altoona. He hasn’t pitched in a game since April 18th.  He is scheduled to get three innings of work. Indianapolis has a half game lead in their division. They are the only affiliate with a winning record. The Dominican Summer League starts their schedule in twelve days. The Pirates will have two affiliates in the league this year, eliminating the Venezuelan Summer League team in...

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