Minor League Schedule: 8/30/12

Luis Heredia will start tonight during State College’s doubleheader. It will likely be the next to last start of the season for Heredia, with six more days left in SC’s schedule after today. The second game of West Virginia’s doubleheader yesterday was suspended in the third inning. They will resume the game, prior to the start of today’s regularly schedule contest. The GCL Pirates won the GCL championship...

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Pirates Weighing Options on Bedard’s Spot in Rotation

With Erik Bedard out of the rotation, the Pirates have several days to figure out how they plan on moving forward. The club has an off day on Thursday before opening up a three-game set in Milwaukee on Friday. Bedard’s spot in the rotation doesn’t come up until Saturday,  which is also September 1st when the Pirates can expand the rosters. “We’re still working through that as we line up our rotation through this...

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Pirates Notebook: Pitching Struggles in August; Sanchez Working on Versatility

The Pirates have been struggling in the month of August. While their pitching has been impressive for most of the season, their team ERA ballooned to a 4.58 ERA this month as the club has posted just a 9-16 record. A.J. Burnett was the next Pittsburgh starter to struggle on the bump on Monday at PNC Park. After allowing four runs over 5.2 innings (shortened by the rain delay), the right-hander has now sported a 6.00 ERA this month...

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Top Pirates Minor League Pitching Performances: Week Ending 8/26

Below are the top ten pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really was. The formula for...

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McPherson And McPherson Lead Indians To The Win

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Columbus Clippers  6 (Box)   Yes, there are two of them, and both made big contributions to the Indianapolis Indians’ win at Victory Field tonight.  Kyle McPherson pitched 7 shut-out innings for the Indians, allowing the Columbus Clippers only 2 hits.  Then DH Dallas McPherson hit two home runs, including the walk-off homer to give the Indians the win. Kyle McPherson, in his first start since...

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