Prospect Notebook: Baker Enjoying Move To Pen; McPherson Trying to Get Back on Track

Nathan Baker spent the entire 2011 season with the High-A Bradenton Marauders, where he made 25 starts (29 appearances). The left-hander posted a 3.34 ERA over a career-high 148.1 innings and cut down his walk to strikeout ratio with a 6.4 K/9 and a 3.1 BB/9. Baker was promoted to Double-A Altoona after spring training this year and started off strong with the Curve. The lefty allowed just one run over five frames in his debut at the...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/7/12

Luis Heredia gets the start tonight for State College. All three of his previous starts were covered here live and can be read here. (Game one, game two, game three) Justin Wilson gets the start tonight for first place Indianapolis. He has been dominating of late, with three out his last four outings each resulting in six innings pitched with one hit allowed. Kyle McPherson returns to the mound. He was originally due to start Tuesday...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/3/12

Indianapolis is in first place in their division after their sixth straight win last night. They have an 11 game lead over second place Columbus. Altoona has also won five games in a row, moving their record within one game of the .500 mark. Bradenton is tied for first place in the race for the second half title in their division. All five probables for tonight are right-handed pitchers. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/27/12

Bradenton plays a morning game today, with Jameson Taillon finally get his turn on the mound. Indianapolis plays an early afternoon game today. They currently sit in first place in their division, 8.5 games ahead of second place Columbus. The GCL Pirates had a doubleheader wiped out due to rain yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (47-31) VS Toledo (32-46) 1:05pm Probable...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/21/12

One day after Gerrit Cole made his AA debut, Luis Heredia makes his debut for State College. The seventh best prospect in the Pirates system in the latest Pirates Prospects rankings, Heredia is 16 months younger than anyone else on the team roster. A story on the big test he faces as a 17 year old in the NYPL can be read here. It also includes a recap of the first start of the season for Kyle McPherson, who also pitches today....

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