State College Spikes Player Reports 8/25

Tonight I got a chance to see several State College Spikes players for the first time this year.  The Spikes had a bad game, losing 11-4, with five errors on defense.  Ryan Hafner, who has had a strong year this year, had one of his worst outings, giving up two homers and six runs, with only three earned.  After the game, Spikes manager Kimera Bartee held a very brief meeting with the team, threw on some shorts, and left the stadium....

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Spikes Lose 9-0 Blowout

Tonight was one hit wonder night at the ball park in State College.  Between innings, songs such as “The Macarena” by Los del Rio, and “MmmmBop” by Hanson played over the speakers.  The only silver lining for the Spikes tonight was that they didn’t stick to the “one hit wonder” theme, although they came dangerously close.  The offense struggled tonight, managing just three hits, with two of...

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Report from Pirate City – 3/18

The Pirates’ minor leaguers today went up against Toronto’s in two class A level exhibition games.  (The level designations mean little at this stage, as players haven’t gotten their assignments yet and much of the AAA teams are still in major league camp, forcing a lot of temporary upward movement.)  The main attraction was the Pirates’ hard-throwing 2010 second round draft pick, Stetson Allie, who started the...

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