Minor League Schedule: 6/27/12

Bradenton plays a morning game today, with Jameson Taillon finally get his turn on the mound. Indianapolis plays an early afternoon game today. They currently sit in first place in their division, 8.5 games ahead of second place Columbus. The GCL Pirates had a doubleheader wiped out due to rain yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (47-31) VS Toledo (32-46) 1:05pm Probable...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/26/12

Rudy Owens gets the start for Indianapolis tonight, facing off against top prospect Jacob Turner. Owens has made 14 straight quality starts to begin the season. Bradenton went with Casey Sadler to start game two of yesterday’s doubleheader. Jameson Taillon is the likely starter for today. He hasn’t made a start since last Tuesday. If Taillon does start, it would be the first time that he and Gerrit Cole started on the same...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/25/12

Bradenton was rained out yesterday for the second straight day. They will make up the game today as part of a doubleheader, with two seven inning games. The GCL Pirates and both DSL teams were off yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (46-30) VS Scranton-WB (41-36) 7:05pm Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera (3-3 3.47) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 4 Scranton/WB 0 (Game story here)...

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Pirates Notebook: Guidance Key for McDonald’s Impressive Season

PITTSBURGH, PA — Last season James McDonald had trouble pitching lengthy outings. But this year there is a whole different guy on the mound. McDonald continues to knock down different challenges this season. On Thursday night at PNC Park McDonald threw his first Major League complete game in the Pirates 9-1 series win over the Minnesota Twins. “It would have been funner to get it earlier, but it was all worth it,”...

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Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon to Participate in Futures Game

The Pittsburgh Pirates will send two players to the 2012 Futures Game, held during All-Star weekend. Top pitching prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon have both been selected to pitch for Team USA in the event on July 8th in Kansas City. They will be joined by Indianapolis Indians’ pitching coach Tom Filer. Cole was recently promoted to Altoona, after putting up a 2.55 ERA in 67 innings, with a 69:21 K/BB ratio in high-A....

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