All posts tagged "Jeff Karstens"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Lincoln Struggles in Second Spot Start

    With Charlie Morton on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation, Brad Lincoln had the opportunity on Wednesday to make a spot start for Pittsburgh. Since being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis, the right-hander has been used primarily in the bullpen, where he’s thrived. Lincoln made one spot start for the Pirates three...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/6/12

    Jeff Karstens goes tonight for Indianapolis, in what will likely be his last rehab start. He could throw as many as 100 pitches tonight. Tim Alderson looks to continue his strong pitching back in the starting role, while Nick Kingham looks to bounce back from a rough start last week. Both State...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Struggling Bats Come Alive

    The Pittsburgh Pirates bats broke out for eight runs on 12 hits on Tuesday against first place Cincinnati. Most of the damage came from three players — who combined to drive in six of the club’s eight runs — that have struggled to get their bats going this season. Clint Barmes and...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Another Rehab Start for Karstens, Lincoln Could Make Two Spot Starts

    Right-hander Jeff Karstens met his 80 pitch goal mark during his third rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, but he will make one more outing before rejoining the Pirates. Karstens threw five innings and allowed two earned runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out six while throwing 82 pitches, 58 strikes. After...

  • Prospect Reports
    Three Errors Lead To Indians’ Loss In Karstens’ Rehab Start

    Syracuse Chiefs  7,   Indianapolis Indians  5 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians committed three errors tonight at Victory Field, and the Syracuse Chiefs jumped at the opportunity presented to them, to defeat the Tribe.   Jeff Karstens made another rehab start with the Indians, and he suffered the loss. Starling Marte started the game...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucs Match Their 2011 Win Total at Miller Park

    Miller Park has been a house of horror’s for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the years. Entering game action the Bucs were just 4-38 in Milwaukee since 2007. To be fair, none of the current Bucs were with the club when that stretch began in ’07. The only player part of that team...

  • Prospect Reports
    Three Indians Pitchers Combine For a Four-Hit Shutout

    Indianapolis Indians 4,  Durham Bulls  0 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians finished up their 4-game series against the Durham Bulls with a shutout tonight at Victory Field.  Three Tribe pitchers combined to hold the Bulls to just 4 hits:  starter Rick VandenHurk, reliever Duke Welker, and reliever Bryan Morris.  VandenHurk earned his...

  • Schedule
    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...

  • Injury Updates
    Pirates Notebook: Morton Not in the Same Place as Last Year

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Charlie Morton has been struggling with leaving the ball up during the month of May. After posting a 2.65 ERA over his first three starts in April, Morton has a posted a 5.70 ERA after his eighth start of the season on Tuesday at PNC Park against Cincinnati. "There were...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bats Break Out for Season-High 10 Runs

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has struggled to score runs this season. But on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park, the bats came out swinging against the Chicago Cubs. The club pounded out 10 runs — the most they’ve scored in a game during the 2012 season. It passed their previous...

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