All posts tagged "Justin Wilson"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Wilson Makes Impressive Spring Debut

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Lefty Justin Wilson took the mound at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. on Monday night for his first outing of the spring. After walking his first batter, the 24-year-old settled down and looked impressive in his 2012 spring debut. "I had some jitters," Wilson said. "Especially with the...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Protect Six Players From the Rule 5 Draft

    The Pittsburgh Pirates added six players to the 40-man roster today, filling out their reserve list to protect those players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  The Pirates protected Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Duke Welker, and Justin Wilson.  To make room the Pirates have designated outfielder Xavier Paul...

  • Analysis
    Who Will the Pirates Protect From the Rule 5 Draft?

    Throughout the year we've talked about the Rule 5 roster crunch that the Pittsburgh Pirates will face this off-season.  Some of that has been over-blown to the point where people suggest trading prospects like Starling Marte just because the Pirates might not have a spot to protect him.  Make no mistake, the...

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: The Bullpen

    Hanrahan had 40 saves in his first full season as a closer with the Pirates. If there's one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates have had success adding players over the last few years, it's been the bullpen.  That was seen in 2011 with the makeup of the top performers in the bullpen....

  • Analysis
    Nancy Zinni’s 2011 Indianapolis Indians Recap Part Two

    Also check out Part One: The Hitters We had high hopes for the Indians' pitchers in 2011.  This was the group of pitchers who won everything with the Altoona Curve in 2010 -- Rudy Owens,  Jared Hughes, Justin Wilson, Tony Watson, Jeff Locke, Bryan Morris, plus relievers Michael Dubee and Danny Moskos. ...

  • Analysis
    Ciriaco’s Walk-Off Single Gives Indians The Win In The 12th

    Indianapolis Indians  5,  Toledo Mud Hens  4 Pedro Ciriaco hit a walk off single in the 12th inning. Indians' SS Pedro Ciriaco had not played on the same field as his brother Audy since they became professionals, until this series against the Mud Hens.  He's been having a lot...

  • Analysis
    Ascanio, Brown, and Hernandez Boost Tribe Over Clippers

    Indianapolis Indians  2,  Columbus Clippers  1 Jose Ascanio earned his second win with 5 shutout innings. The Indians took a slim lead, then held on tight, to squeak out a win over the Clippers at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio tonight.  Starter Jose Ascanio made his second straight start,...

  • Analysis
    Burres Pitches 8 Shutout Inning For Indians

    Indianapolis Indians  2,  Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  0 Brian Burres pitched 8 scoreless innings and struck out 9 batters. Brian Burres earned his 5th win of the season tonight, but his first of the season at Victory Field, as the Indians beat the Iron Pigs, despite being out-hit 6-5....

  • Analysis
    Presley And Bowker Lead Indians To Snap Losing Streak

    Indianapolis Indians  3,  Louisville Bats  2 Alex Presley had three doubles and a single tonight. Seven hits, including 4 doubles, from LF Alex Presley and RF John Bowker, plus 10 innings and a throwing error, and the Indians snapped their 5-game losing streak with a win over the Louisville...

  • Top Stories
    After the Draft: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

    Last night the Pittsburgh Pirates made two big splashes, adding right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole and outfielder Josh Bell to the system before the draft signing deadline.  The addition of Cole was expected, although many felt that Bell was an impossible sign.  I already have talked about how the additions could possibly...

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