A few roster moves:� The Pirates have designated pitcher Steven Jackson for assignment, so that a roster space on both the 25-man and 40-man rosters will be available.� That will make room for reliefer Chris Resop, who the Pirates picked up off waivers from the Braves today.
1B/OF Steve Pearce's surgery on his...
Saturday's games for the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates
Williamsburg Crosscutters �5, �State College Spikes �3 (box)
A full house sell-out in State College went home disappointed tonight, as the Spikes lost their home opener. �The Crosscutters scored 2 runs off starter Zack Dodson in the 2nd inning, on a walk, a...
Eight members of the Bradenton Marauders were initially named to the 2010 Florida State League South Division All-Star squad:
Pitchers Bryan Morris, Jeff Locke, Nate Adcock, and Noah Krol
Catcher Tony Sanchez
Infielders Brock Holt and Jeremy Farrell
Outfielder Quincy Latimore
Morris has been promoted to AA Altoona, so he wasn't going to be able to play....
Game 1: �Altoona Curve �3, �Harrisburg Senators �2 (box)
The Curve got the evening off to a good start in the first of two 7-inning games, as they made up for the rain-out on Wednesday. �C Kris Watts led the offense with 2 hits and SS Chase d'Arnaud drove in 2 of the...
The Altoona Curve and the Harrisburg Senators were rained out tonight. �They will play a double header on Thursday, beginning at 5:30 pm.
The West Virginia Power have a scheduled day off today.
That leaves just the Marauders:
Fort Myers Miracle �3, �Bradenton Marauders �2 (box)
A late-inning rally by the Miracle broke the...
Some early games today in the lower minors:
Asheville Tourists �11, �West Virginia Power �5 (box)
All of the Power's scoring was done with home runs today, and even that wasn't enough to catch up to Asheville. �They did not score at all in the first 6 innings, despite getting a reasonable...
The Indy Indians lost today, as did all of the other affiliates who were playing -- the Power also won, splitting a double header.
Tomorrow MLB will hold the 2010 Draft... stay tuned!
New Hampshire Fisher Cats �5, �Altoona Curve �3 (box)
Like yesterday, the Curve had an early 3-run inning to take...
Altoona Curve �5, �New Britain Rock Cats �4 (box)
A 2-2 tie brought on a busy 10th inning for the Curve and the Rock Cats, but it was the Curve who came out on top. �Tony Watson had pitched two scoreless innings in the 8th and the 9th, and he was still...
Saturday night in the lower minor leagues:
Altoona Curve �7, �Reading Phillies �3 (box)
Four runs in the 4th inning gave the Curve the edge and propelled starter Tim Alderson to his 4th win of the season. �Alderson pitched 6 innings and allowed just one run on 4 hits and 3 walks, while...
Altoona Curve �7, �Reading Phillies �1 (box)
Justin Wilson pitched 5 scoreless innings to earn his third win, and CF Gorkys Hernandez had 3 hits to lead the Curve over the R-Phils on Friday evening.
The Curve jumped out to an early lead with 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning....