Minor League Schedule: 8/19/12

West Virginia is 1.5 games out in their division, with 15 games left on the season. Indianapolis has a ten game lead in their division with 16 games left to their schedule. Bradenton is a half game back in the standings with 14 games left. The GCL Pirates and both DSL affiliates are off today. With a two game sweep over the GCL Tigers, the Pirates fell into a first place tie with the Tigers, with six games left in the season. A full...

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Indians Can’t Support A Strong Effort By VandenHurk

Rochester Red Wings  2,  Indianapolis Indians  1 (Box)   A double and an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th gave the Rochester Red Wings an extra-inning win over the Indianapolis Indians at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY tonight.  With closer Tim Wood on the mound for the Indians and two out, Rochester SS Brian Dozier lifted a fly ball into left field for a double, putting the go-ahead run into scoring position.  An...

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Pirates Notebook: Jones Breaks Out Big Bat; Burnett Gets Gritty

The Pirates have struggled on both sides of the game over their recent rough stretch. But Pittsburgh showed a gritty performance on Thursday to snap their three game skid against Los Angeles. It wasn’t a pretty performance, but it was a needed win for the club. Two big swings of the bat from Garrett Jones plated a career-high six RBI as he continues to have an impressive month of August, following solid months in June and July....

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Pirates Notebook: Locke Shines in 2012 Debut, But His Role is Undecided

Jeff Locke was impressive in his 2012 debut for the Pirates on Thursday at PNC Park. The left-hander, who was recalled on Wednesday, was promoted to serve the club with length from the bullpen — a role that he’s never been called upon to do in his professional career. But the 24-year-old looked nothing like a rookie on the mound in Pittsburgh. “I think there’s nerves anytime you pitch at any level. If you’re not...

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Locke Will Serve as Long Man After Correia’s Start

Jeff Locke was promoted to Pittsburgh on Wednesday to provide the club with a volume of innings if the team needs him. With Correia making the spot start against Arizona, and Jason Grilli deemed unavailable in relief due to pitching on back-to-back nights, the bullpen was short arms. The left-hander has been a starter his entire career, so Manager Clint Hurdle and pitching coach Ray Searage both told Locke that they would be careful...

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