All posts tagged "Justin Wilson"

  • Season Previews
    Opening Day! Six Things For Indy Indians Fans To Watch For In April

    The Indianapolis Indians open their season today, on the road in Toledo.  Most of the rest of the International League started last night, except for the Norfolk Tides and the Charlotte Knights, who were rained out in Charlotte.  The lights were on at Victory Field early this morning, even though the team...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/6/12

    Yesterday was opening day of the minor league season for three of the Pirates four full season affiliates. Indianapolis opens their schedule on the road today in Toledo. A full recap of last night’s action can be viewed here.  A.J. Burnett gets a rehab start for Bradenton tonight, while Stetson Allie returns...

  • Season Previews
    2012 Indianapolis Indians Season Preview

    We've covered the 2012 West Virginia Power, the 2012 Bradenton Marauders, and the 2012 Altoona Curve. Today we wrap up the previews of the full season leagues with a look at the 2012 Indianapolis Indians. Indianapolis will open the season with the top hitting prospect in the system, Starling Marte. They will also feature...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Alvarez and Jones Homer at Pirate City

    Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a home run today at Pirate City. Today was another camp day at Pirate City. Unlike yesterday, the Pirates only had one intersquad game going, this one lasting three and a half innings. Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson were scheduled to throw in the game, with Pedro...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    A Rotation Full of Prospects at Indianapolis

    Last year it looked like the Pittsburgh Pirates would have a rotation full of prospects. Brad Lincoln was expected to start the year in Triple-A, while the "Altoona Four" of Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Bryan Morris, and Jeff Locke were expected to make the jump to the next level. Only two of...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Notebook: Wilson to Move Back into Rotation

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After deciding to cut pitcher Justin Wilson from big league spring training camp on Sunday, the Pirates optioned the hard throwing lefty to Triple-A Indianapolis, where he will  start the 2012 season back in the starting rotation. "Justin is going to go down to Triple-A, and he’ll be...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Cut Five From Big League Camp

    The Pirates cut Starling Marte from major league camp. FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates cut five more players from big league camp on Sunday morning before heading to Fort Myers to face the Minnesota Twins. Pitchers Kyle McPherson, Bryan Morris, Justin Wilson, and outfielders Gorkys Hernandez and Starling Marte were...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Notebook: Wilson to Start or Relieve?

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- There are questions regarding left-hander Justin Wilson this spring. Should he be a reliever or a starter? Does he make the club in the Pirates bullpen as another lefty, or will he start the season in Triple-A Indianapolis? "Truth be told, his success is going to depend on his...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Flash Possible Opening Day Lineup Vs. Rays

    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The lineup that Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle sent out against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park could look similar to what you might see come Opening Day at PNC Park on April 5. Alex Presley, Jose Tabata and Andrew McCutchen filled out the top speedy three of...

  • Analysis
    Don’t Sleep On Justin Wilson

    It may not be right out of Spring Training, but at some point this season I expect Justin Wilson to be firmly entrenched in the Pirates' major league bullpen. Quick re-cap -- Wilson was a 5th round pick from the 2008 draft.  He was a hero as a starter for Fresno State in...

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