Indians Sweep Bats, Behind Locke’s 6 Shut Out Innings And McPherson’s Homer

Indianapolis Indians  4,  Louisville Bats  2 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians made a sweep of the Louisville Bats tonight at Victory Field, taking all three games of this short series.  Tribe starter Jeff Locke earned his 10th win of the season, pitching 6 shut out innings.  RF Dallas McPherson had two key hits in the game, including what would turn out to be the game-winning home run. Locke worked around at least one runner on...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/24/12

Luis Heredia gets the start at home for State College tonight. Bradenton is 2.5 games back in their division, with 10 games left. They begin a three game series tonight against first place Jupiter. West Virginia is 2.5 games out in their division, with 10 games left on the season. Indianapolis won their division last night.  The GCL Pirates and both DSL affiliates have two games left in their regular season. The entire Friday schedule...

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Top Pirates Minor League Pitching Performances: Week Ending 8/19

Below are the top ten pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really was. The formula for...

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Locke Pitches Well, McPherson Homers, But Indians Fall To Chiefs

Syracuse Chiefs  5,  Indianapolis Indians  3 (Box)   A 3-run homer by Syracuse’s RF Brett Carroll sank the Indianapolis Indians at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY this evening.  The win by the Chiefs ties up the series between the Indians and the Chiefs at one game each with two games left to play. Jeff Locke made his first start for the Indians since being optioned back from the Pirates.  He had a rocky first inning...

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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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