All posts tagged "John Bowker"

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    Hernandez and Ciriaco Boost Indians To Series Win

    Treanor and Bowker The Indianapolis Indians came from behind again tonight, to beat the Charlotte Knights by a score of 5-4 at Victory Field in Indianapolis.  ( box )  The win gives the Indians a win of this 4-game series, 3 games to 1, and gives them a 51-49 record at the...

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    Daily Prospect Profile: John Bowker

    Bowker has a .302 average in Indianapolis this year. So maybe the word "prospect" in the Daily Prospect Profile today is a little generous.  John Bowker isn't a prospect.  Not technically, since he's got over 500 at-bats in the majors.  Not literally, since he's 27 years old, and has a .237 average...

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    John Bowker Outrighted to AAA

    Bowker was outrighted to AAA. Last week the Pittsburgh Pirates designated John Bowker for assignment, making room for Xavier Paul, who was claimed from the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Today, Bowker cleared waivers and was outrighted to AAA. Bowker was originally acquired at the 2010 trade deadline, along with Joe Martinez, in exchange...

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    Game 25 Recap: Um, Uh, Vogelsong?

    Walker had three hits in the loss. I'm dumbfounded. Flabbergasted. I don't have anything even remotely witty or comical to say. No one liners. No sarcastic remark. All I know is Ryan Vogelsong - yes, that Ryan Vogelsong - handcuffed the Pirates on four hits and two walks in picking up his...

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    John Bowker to be Designated for Assignment

    Bowker will be designated for assignment today. To make room for Xavier Paul on the 25-man roster, the Pittsburgh Pirates will cut John Bowker today.  Since Bowker is out of options, the Pirates will have to designate him for assignment, giving them ten days to trade, waive, or release the left handed...

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    Game 19 Recap: Fish Pound McDonald

    Alvarez hit his first homer of the season. A game whose scoring started with so much promise - Pedro Alvarez' first homer of the year - quickly turned into a disaster. Scott Cousins hit a grand slam in the second inning and Brett Hayes hit a three run bomb in the next...

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    Pitch f/x: Comparing the Strike Zones for Pirates, Opponents

    Crotta fell victim to a small zone on Sunday There was quite a bit of discussion regarding the role of umpiring in the Pirates’ 6-5 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon. In particular, attention was focused on Mike Crotta’s relief outing in the seventh inning of that game. Crotta walked...

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    Early 2012 Super Two Estimates

    According to CAA Sports, an agency that represents numerous athletes across all sports, including Jason Bay, Dan Haren, and Ryan Zimmerman for baseball, the early estimates for the 2012 Super Two class is two years, 146 days.  That number is based on their own internal analysis, and isn't an official number, as...

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    Early Look at the 2012 Payroll

    Earlier this week the 2011 40-man roster and payroll page was updated, giving the estimated payroll for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, based off of the Opening Day roster.  A lot can, and will, change between now and the end of the 2011 regular season, so that payroll figure is far from...

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    Ciriaco optioned; Rodriguez, Bowker make team

    Dave Arrigo, Pittsburgh Pirates The Pirates roster is starting to take shape, and very few question marks remain after a couple announcements following today’s win against the Rays. Pedro Ciriaco has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis, meaning Rule 5 pickup Josh Rodriguez has earned a spot on the 25-man roster as a...

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