Pirates Notebook: Surprise Win Off Chapman; Should Correia Move to Bullpen?

Sometimes the game of baseball can surprise you. The Pittsburgh Pirates entered game action just 3.0 games behind the first place Cincinnati Reds in the National League Central. Despite a team average of just .223, which is ranked No. 29 in the Majors this season, the bats have started to heat up over their last 10 games. The pitching has held the club near the top of the standings this season, but it was both that picked each other...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/2/12

Both Altoona and Bradenton were rained out yesterday. Each team will play a doubleheader today with each game consisting of seven innings apiece. The Dominican Summer League starts up today with both Pirates affiliates in action. The league doesn’t announce starting pitchers ahead of time, so the posts for them will be limited to schedule/record/team notes.  Including the two double-headers, there are eight games on the schedule...

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Indians’ Win On Seven Run 9th

Indianapolis Indians  9,  Louisville Bats  4 (Box)   A huge 9th inning, which included a go-ahead RBI by RF Alex Presley and a Grand Slam by CF Starling Marte, gave the Indians a come-from-behind-in-a-big-way victory over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field this evening.  Starter Jeff Locke did not figure into the decision, but he pitched 6.1 innings and struck out 11 batters.  The Indians collected 11 hits, with 5...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/27/12

Jameson Taillon will get the start tonight for Bradenton. This will be his third start against Jupiter this season. In the first two, he threw a combined 11 shutout innings. West Virginia has off today. They resume their schedule tomorrow evening at home with a three game series against the Lakewood Blueclaws. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (27-21) @ Louisville (16-34) 6:05pm Probable...

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Pirates Activate Grilli, Locke Back to AAA Rotation

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates activated right-hander Jason Grilli from the Bereavement list today, and optioned left-hander Jeff Locke to Triple-A Indianapolis. Grilli will be active for today’s game from the bullpen against the New York Mets. Grilli has posted a 2.25 ERA over 17 appearances (16.0 innings) with 27 strikeouts and nine walks. Locke didn’t make an appearance from the bullpen for...

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