Three Lower Level Pitchers Promoted

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted three lower level pitchers today: -LHP Jhonatan Ramos was promoted from State College to West Virginia -RHP Vincent Payne and LHP Joely Rodriguez were promoted from the GCL Pirates to State College Ramos started the 2010 season with West Virginia, and posted an 8.40 ERA in 15 innings, with a 13:2 K/BB ratio and a .394 BAA.  He was moved to State College when their season began, and has been...

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State College at Aberdeen, August 13-14

Aberdeen 3, State College 2 (11 inn.) State College 1, Aberdeen 0 State College split the first two games of a weekend series at Aberdeen, home of Billy Ripken and his late father, Cal, Sr.  The Spikes lost the first game in 11 innings, 3-2, but came back the next night with a 1-0 win. A couple asides here before I start.  For one, the radar gun at Ripken Stadium sure seemed slow to me on Friday night.  Either the pitchers set an...

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Trio Of Spikes Names To 2010 NYPL All-Star Game Roster

TRIO OF SPIKES NAMED TO 2010 NYPL ALL-STAR GAME ROSTER Curry, Santos and Ramos to play for National League side in annual short-season showcase STATE COLLEGE, PA – For the second year in a row, the State College Spikes will send three representatives to the New York-Penn League All-Star Game, as infielder Matt Curry, outfielder Adalberto Santos, and left-handed pitcher Jhonathan Ramos were all chosen on Friday to play for the National...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/1

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost 11-6 to Norfolk.  Charlie Morton pitched six innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on three hits, with six walks and two strikeouts.  Travis Chick pitched an inning, allowing three runs on four hits.  Daniel Moskos allowed five runs on four hits in an inning of work, with two homers allowed. Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a homer, his 19th of the year, and two RBIs.  Mitch...

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Spikes’ Record Comeback Produces 7-6 Win Over Doubledays

SPIKES’ RECORD COMEBACK PRODUCES 7-6 WIN OVER DOUBLEDAYS BOX SCORE GAME LOG AUBURN, NY – Trailing 6-0 entering the eighth inning, the State College Spikes made the largest comeback in team history, with Matt Curry driving in the game-winning run with an infield single in the tenth inning in a 7-6 win over the Auburn Doubledays on Sunday night at Falcon Park. State College (22-21) started its rally with a five-run eighth inning,...

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