Who Plays First Base for the Pirates in 2012?

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated first baseman Derrek Lee from the disabled list yesterday, and he promptly hit a grand slam in the ninth inning of his first game back, giving the Pirates a 7-5 win.  The Pirates added Lee at the trade deadline in exchange for Aaron Baker, but quickly saw him go down with a fractured wrist.  All throughout the year, the Pirates have had first baseman Matt Hague hitting well in AAA, with a .309 average...

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Jackson Covers Offense And Defense In Indians Win

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Louisville Bats  3 [ box ] Tribe reliever Steven Jackson got in on both sides of the action in the Indians’ win over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field on this next-to-last day of the International League season.  The righty pitched 2 innings of relief and earned the win for the Indians, and in a rare plate appearance for a relief pitcher, Jackson’s RBI single drove in a tie-breaking...

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Matt Hague Named Indianapolis Indians 2011 MVP

The Indianapolis Indians will be announcing their 2011 award winners tonight, including the announcement that first baseman Matt Hague has been named the team’s 2011 MVP.  Hague has collected the fourth most hits among Indianapolis hitters over the last 40 years.  He leads the 2011 Indians in hits, games played, at-bats, runs, doubles, total bases, and walks.  The highlight of the season for Hague was his month of June, when he...

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Volquez Strikes Out 12 Indians InTribe Loss

Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  2 [ box ]   Louisville’s Edison Volquez, who was not one of the eight Bats’ players called up to the Reds when major league rosters expanded yesterday, took his frustration out on the Indians tonight, earning the win as the Reds beat the Tribe at Victory Field tonight.  Volquez pitched 7 innings and allowed two runs — one earned and one unearned — on 5 hits, while...

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Indians Sweep Toledo; Locke Strikes Out 8

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Toledo Mud Hens  2 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians earned a sweep of their 4-game home-and-away series against the Toledo Mud Hens with a win this afternoon at Victory Field.  Key to the win was starter Jeff Locke, who pitched 7 strong innings and struck 0ut 8 Mud Hen batters, earning his first AAA win.  RF Miles Durham and 2B Jordy Mercer led the Tribe offense, with 3 hits from Durham and 2 hits, including...

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