All posts tagged "Jeff Karstens"

  • Prospect Reports
    Bats Beat Indians With Five Run 5th Inning

    Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   A hit batter, a wild pitch, and two Indians’ errors handed the Bats five runs, two of which were unearned, in the 5th inning.  That was enough to give the Bats a win over the Indians and halt the Tribe’s 5-game hitting streak.  Pirates’...

  • Schedule
    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...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: James McDonald Having a Breakout Season

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Right-hander James McDonald continues to impress this 2012 season, posting numbers worthy of arguably a nomination for a breakout player in the National League. Over McDonald’s last six starts, he’s whiffed 52 batters over 41.2 innings since his eight strikeout performance on April 25. During that span, McDonald leads the Majors...

  • Injury Updates
    Karstens Tosses Three Scoreless in First Rehab Outing

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates Right-hander Jeff Karstens made his first rehab start on Monday for the Double-A Curve in Altoona. Karstens allowed one hit over three scoreless frames. He didn't walk a batter and struck out one while throwing 37 pitches, 25 for strikes. "I felt good," Karstens said afterwards. "I was...

  • Schedule
    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...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Verlander No Hits Pirates Through Eight

    Right-hander Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Detroit. With one out, Josh Harrison took a 1-2 breaking ball for a single into center field to break up the no-no. Verlander went on to induce two groundouts for the complete game shutout. The only two...

  • Analysis
    Jose Tabata Gets His Swagger Back

    Towards the end of April, Jose Tabata said that he was working on tweaking his swing. The outfielder was watching old videos from the 2011 season, and put that work into the cages with Manager Clint Hurdle and hitting coach Gregg Ritchie. Tabata knows his strength is to right-center field, and admitted that...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pitching Staff Racking Up Punchouts

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a pitch to contact staff during the 2011 season. That however, has changed so far in 2012. Out of all of the starters in the majors with three or more starts, the Pirates are the only team who have two that rank in the top 15 in K/9....

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Karstens Moving in the Right Direction

    Right-hander Jeff Karstens is continuing to progress back from right shoulder inflammation that caused him to exit his third start of the season on April 17 early, and be placed on the 15-day disabled list the following day. After resting his arm for 10 days, Karstens has started throwing on flat ground....

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Burnett Set to Make Final Rehab Start; Hanrahan, Karstens Updates

    Right-hander A.J. Burnett will take the mound at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona for the Double-A Curve on Saturday, baring any setbacks, for his final rehab start before rejoining the Pirates rotation. Burnett, who threw 81 pitches during his third rehab start on Monday, will shoot for as close to 100...

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