Game 119 Recap: Bucs Suffer Another Gut Punch Loss in Extras

Somewhere a baseball pundit will say or has said or will write or has written that good teams win this kind of game. If the Pirates are to stay in contention for a full season, this is the kind of game they will have to win. Nursing a 1-0 lead into the eighth, the Pirates let the game get away from them and lost in extra innings. Call me a pessimist, but I have officially given up hope for a post-season birth in 2011. There is still a...

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Rehabbers Boost Indians Over Bats

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Louisville Bats  4 [ box ] For the second night in a row, the Indianapolis Indians came from behind to beat the Bats at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY.  In fact, the Tribe had to catch up to the Bats twice in this game, as they out-hit the Bats, 11- 6.  Four rehabbing Pirates’ players played key roles — CF Alex Presley, RF Jose Tabata, and SS Chase d’Arnaud all contributed to the...

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Derrek Lee to the DL, Josh Harrison Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed first baseman Derrek Lee on the 15-day disabled list with a bone fracture in his left wrist, and have recalled infielder Josh Harrison.  Lee’s move is retroactive to August 10th, which means he can return no earlier than August 25th.  In just five games with the Pirates, Lee had a .278 average and hit two homers, both coming in his first game with the team.  Harrison returns to the majors after...

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Bowker Gives Indians Come-From-Behind Win

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Louisville Bats  2 [ box ] LF John Bowker’s lead-off homer in the top of the 8th broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Indians the win at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY tonight.  This was the first of 8 straight games between these two teams — four in Louisville and four in Indianapolis, and it got the Tribe off on the right foot.  Two more rehabbing Pittsburgh Pirates joined the Indians today...

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Indians Stun Clippers For Series Sweep

Indianapolis Indians  9,  Columbus Clippers  1 [ box ] For the second day in a row, the Indianapolis Indians staged a hit-fest against the first-place Clippers, to sweep this 2-game series at Huntington Park in Columbus, OH this afternoon.  The Indians’ hit parade was led by 2B Jordy Mercer and C Jason Jaramillo, who combined for 7 RBI.  Jaramillo and 1B Matt Hague posted 3 hits each, while Mercer and 3B Josh Harrison each had 2...

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