Hernandez Gives Indians The Walk-Off Win

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Rochester Red Wings  4 ( box ) Indianapolis Indians’ CF Gorkys Hernandez was the hero for the second night in a row, as he drove in 3B Pedro Alvarez from second base with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th at Victory Field tonight.  Hernandez was busy for the entire game — he went 3-for-4 and was hit by a pitch, and he drove in 4 of the Indians’ 5 runs. Not everyone at the game was...

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Who Would Be Your Minor League Hitter of the Year?

I asked on Twitter today who people would pick as their minor league hitter and pitcher of the year this year, if the season ended today.  The almost unanimous decision for the pitcher was Kyle McPherson.  That’s a good choice, as McPherson has a 2.86 ERA in 116.1 innings, along with a 103:17 K/BB ratio.  As for the hitting side, it wasn’t as clear cut.  The majority were split between Matt Curry and Matt Hague, although...

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Hernandez and Ciriaco Boost Indians To Series Win

The Indianapolis Indians came from behind again tonight, to beat the Charlotte Knights by a score of 5-4 at Victory Field in Indianapolis.  ( box )  The win gives the Indians a win of this 4-game series, 3 games to 1, and gives them a 51-49 record at the 100-game point in the season.  The game featured the return of two Tribe players, 2B Josh Harrison and SS Pedro Ciriaco, who had been optioned down from the Pirates, and immediately...

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Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Hitters

The second in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Hitter prospects in the full-season leagues.

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First Base Upgrade: Do the Pirates Have One Internally?

The Pittsburgh Pirates don’t exactly have a loaded offense.  They’ve got a lot of young players who are holding down roster spots, regardless of their inconsistent performances, which is a normal thing for young players.  They’ve got a few defensive-minded players holding down spots solely for their defensive value, such as Ronny Cedeno at shortstop, and Michael McKenry behind the plate.  About the only position...

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