Lincoln Strikes Out Six In His First Win

The Indianapolis Indians have begun their season with a series win, taking two out of three games from the Toledo Mud Hens.  Brad Lincoln made a superb start for the Tribe today and earned his first win of the season, while his teammates gave him plenty of run support on a total of 11 hits.  DH Jeff Clement led the hit parade with 3 hits — two doubles and a single. Three Indians, SS Brian Friday, 2B Jordy Mercer, and C Kris...

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2011 Altoona Curve Preview: The Infield

In my preview last week of the 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, I pointed out this quote by Kyle Stark in the Altoona Mirror: It’s possible, Stark said, that the entire starting infield of first baseman Matt Hague, second baseman Jordy Mercer, shortstop Chase d’Arnaud and third baseman Josh Harrison could be back with the Curve. Those four played together all of last season, with Hague and Harrison enjoying the most...

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Owens, Curve Catch Some Bad Breaks

You always hear the expression “he only threw one bad pitch” when a pitcher throws an excellent game, with his only blemish being a home run.  The problem with this phrase is that the pitcher probably threw a lot of bad pitches, but he only paid for one of them.  That wasn’t the case with Altoona Curve starter Rudy Owens tonight, as Altoona fell to Richmond 4-1. Owens was spectacular, with excellent control and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/13/10

After about a week off, the prospect watch is back… INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) The Indianapolis Indians lost 3-1 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Charlie Morton made the start in a rehab appearance, going six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Jeremy Powell pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, followed by a perfect inning from Jean Machi. Jeff Clement went 2-for-4 with two...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/27/10

No prospect watch tomorrow night, although there will be a regular post…INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-7 against Charlotte.  Hayden Penn got hammered, allowing six runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings, with six walks and three strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched 1.1 perfect innings, and got credit for the win.  Vinnie Chulk pitched two more perfect innings, with five strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma...

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