Minor League Schedule: 8/3/12

Indianapolis is in first place in their division. They have a ten game lead with 31 games left in the season. Bradenton is tied for first place in their division with today’s opponent, Palm Beach. The two teams begin a three game series in Bradenton tonight. West Virginia is in a three-way tie for second place, one game back in the standings. One of the teams they are tied with is Lakewood, their opponent at home over the next...

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After The Trade Deadline: Updated Top 20 Prospects

A lot has changed since we last updated the top 20 prospects rankings after the draft. Mark Appel didn’t sign. Starling Marte was promoted, and will most likely lose his prospect eligibility by the end of the year. The Pirates traded Robbie Grossman, Rudy Owens, and Colton Cain. The short-season leagues started, giving us a look at what the younger prospects were working on in extended Spring Training. And some of those results...

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Locke Pitches 7 Shutout Innings In Indians’ Win

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Buffalo Bisons  0 (Box)   Jeff Locke earned his 8th win when he held the Buffalo Bisons scoreless for 7 innings at Victory Field tonight.  Locke surrendered 3 walks tonight, which was an improvement from his last start, on July 23rd, when he gave up 7 walks in 5 innings.  Locke gave up a total of 8 runs on 17 hits over 15 innings in his last three starts.  Today, he scattered 4 hits over those 7 innings,...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/28/12

Jeff Locke gets the start for Indianapolis tonight. He is fourth in the International League in ERA and he has the seventh highest strikeout total in the league. Altoona played a doubleheader last night, while State College finished their suspended game from the previous night, prior to their regularly scheduled game. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (67-41) vs Buffalo (52-55) 7:05pm Probable...

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Pirates Considering Spot Starters in the Month of August

With a tough stretch coming up for Pittsburgh in the month of August, the Pirates are considering several options in order to keep their starting staff fresh. After an off day on August 2nd, they will play 20 straight games without a day off. Nine of those 20 games are on the road, finishing with three games on the West Coast. Both General Manager Neal Huntington and Skipper Clint Hurdle said that they are considering on using several...

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