All posts tagged "Jeff Karstens"

  • Prospect Reports
    Locke Strikes Out 8 In First Win

     Indianapolis Indians  4,  Columbus Clippers  3 (Box)     Jeff Locke earned his first win of the season and Tim Wood earned his first save, as the Indians halted a 3-game losing streak with a win over the Columbus Clippers at Victory Field this afternoon. The Clippers out-hit the Indians 11-8, but...

  • Transactions
    Jeff Karstens to the DL, Brad Lincoln Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-handed pitcher Jeff Karstens on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury and have recalled right-handed pitcher Brad Lincoln. Karstens left his start last night after one inning with shoulder inflammation. Lincoln was set to make his next scheduled start in Indianapolis on Thursday. The next...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Barajas Getting to Know Pirates Pitchers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates enter game action on Wednesday with a team ERA of 2.97, which ranked No. 6 best in the Majors, fifth in the National League. Over the 11 games so far this season, Rod Barajas has been behind the dish starting in eight of those games manning the club’s pitching staff....

  • Analysis
    Jeff Karstens Removed From Game With Shoulder Inflammation

    Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Karstens was removed after one inning in tonight's start against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Karstens came up to the plate in the top of the second inning, but was replaced on the mound by Jared Hughes in the bottom half of the inning. The Pirates later announced that...

  • Analysis
    Jeff Karstens Finds His Role As A Starter

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates Heading into spring training prior to the 2011 season, right-hander Jeff Karstens didn't have a set role with the club. The 29-year-old was used in spot starts, long relief, and on-call from the Pirates bullpen at any point in time. But things changed for Karstens. 2011 was the...

  • Game Recaps
    Several Missed Opportunities Hurt Bucs in Third Straight Loss

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had several opportunities to plate runs off the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday in Los Angeles, but fell short. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle shuffled the lineup on in order of getting the bats going. The club entered game action with a .189 team average — which ranked 28th in the...

  • Analysis
    Bucs Pitching Starts Season Off Strong

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- If your team has strong starting pitching, your club will have the chance to win the game. That proved to be true for the Pirates during the 2011 season. The club's starting staff kept the team in first, or near the top of the National...

  • Game Recaps
    Presley Hits Walkoff Infield Single in Bucs Extra Innings Win

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — With runners on the corners and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, outfielder Alex Presley stepped to the plate. After Pittsburgh tied the game up at 1 in the 6th inning, both the Pirates and the Phillies battled each inning in order to break up the...

  • Game Recaps
    Long Balls from McLouth, Hague Gives Bucs Win

    The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 in Dunedin, Fla., on Sunday in the Bucs final Spring Training game in Florida. Right-hander Jeff Karstens allowed one run on four hits over four innings. He walked one and struck out one in his fourth start of the spring. Karstens finished with a...

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Preview: Starting Rotation

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates starting rotation improved their overall record and ERA during the 2011 season when they put up a 49-61 record and a 4.21 ERA, improving from a 34-84 record with a 5.28 ERA in 2010. Over the offseason, the club upgraded their starting staff by signing lefty Erik...

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