All posts tagged "Josh Fields"

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    Fields Traded, Pirates Lose Last Florida Game

    Twins  4,  Pirates  3
    The Pirates finished their Grapefruit League action with an 11-20 record, as they now head north to Pennsylvania, where they will play 2 games against the Philliies in Philadelphia.  Reliever Anthony Claggett suffered a Blown Save and the Loss, as he gave up 2 runs in...

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    Crotta Gives Up A Run, More Reassignments

    Yankees  4,  Pirates  2
    Reliever Mike Crotta, who had not given up a run up 'til today, surrendered his first spring training run this afternoon in Tampa.  Crotta came on to pitch the final inning, with the Yankees already ahead 3-2.  He gave up a single, a sacrifice bunt, and...

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    More Reassignments And Another Loss


    Rays  9,  Pirates  5
    The Pirates out-hit the Rays 10-9 this afternoon in Port Charlotte, Florida, but the Rays made the most of their opportunities and took the win.  The Pirates got busy in the top of the 1st, when Pedro Ciriaco, in center field again, opened the game...

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    Three Hits For Cedeno With Indy; Olson Debuts For Pirates

    Iron Pigs  6,  Indians  5

    The Indianapolis Indians ended their 4-game spring training winning streak with a loss today to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.  Pirates' Ronny Cedeno came to minor league camp to DH in the game and posted 3 hits for the Tribe.  OF Andrew...

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    Morton Looks Good, As Does Owens

    Pirates  3,  Astros  1
    Starter Charlie Morton continued to show the Pirates' management that he belongs in the starting rotation with a 6-inning shutout performance today in Kissimmee, Florida.  Morton scattered 4 hits over his 6 innings and did not walk a batter.  He struck out 5 Astros....

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    Indians Top Yankees; Pirates’ Top Red Sox

    Indianapolis Indians  7,  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees  2
    The Indians had both the pitching and the hitting tuned up this afternoon as they defeated the Yankees at Bradenton.   SS Jordy Mercer, 2B Josh Harrison, and C Eric Fryer each drove in two runs.   The scoring started when Harrison tripled in...

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    Crotta Has A Good Inning; Indy Indians Lose Second Game

    Blue Jays 5,  Pirates  3
    The Pirates lost to the Blue Jays at McKechnie Field this afternoon.   
    Pitchers Mike Crotta, Chris Resop, and Joel Hanrahan each pitched a scoreless inning for the Pirates, with both Crotta and Hanrahan retiring the side in order.  Crotta was aided by a leaping...

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    Two More Rounds Of Reassignments, Plus Game Notes

    Catching up after being away for a few days...

    On Saturday, the Pirates sent four pitchers to minor league camp:
    RHP Bryan Morris and RHP Kyle McPherson, both on the 40-man roster, were optioned down, with Morris going to AAA Indianapolis and McPherson going to A+ Bradenton.   
    Two...

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    Walker Homers In Karstens’ Win

    Pirates  4,  Phillies  3
     
    A 2-run homer by 2B Neil Walker in the top of the 6th gave the Pirates the go-ahead run and one more for insurance, as the Pirates beat the Phillies in Clearwater, FL.   A solo homer by Phillies' DH Ben Francisco off Pirates' starter Paul...

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Harrison, Plus Atkins, Marte, and Fields

    Winding up with the third basemen in the Pirates' organization.  

    Josh Harrison --  R/R,  5' 8",  175 lb
    Harrison was chosen by the Cubs in the 6th round of the 2008 draft, and he came to the Pirates at the trading deadline in 2009.  He hit a solid .270 in...