Minor Moves: Pirates Release Vince Payne, Matt McSwain

Catching up on some minor league transactions. **The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Vince Payne. Payne was a 12th round pick in 2010, and spent parts of the last two years in West Virginia. He combined to put up a 7.86 ERA in 34.1 innings in those two years. **The Pirates also released Matt McSwain. McSwain had been in the organization for seven years, spending the last two in Double-A. He had a 4.88 ERA in 55.1...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/6/12

Rudy Owens gets the start for first place Indianapolis tonight. He ranks fourth in the International League in ERA, tied for third (with Zach Duke) in innings pitched and fifth with a 1.05 WHIP. The GCL Pirates have a doubleheader today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (55-31) @ Columbus (43-44) 7:05pm Probable starter: Rudy Owens (7-3 2.45) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 5 Louisville 7...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/1/12

Luis Heredia will make his third start of the season tonight. His first two starts were covered live here and here.  Bradenton has a doubleheader today, while the GCL Pirates, as well as both DSL teams, are off today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (51-31) @ Louisville (31-53) 6:05pm Probable starter: Rudy Owens (6-3 2.51) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 10 Louisville 3 Rudy Owens will...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/27/12

Jameson Taillon will get the start tonight for Bradenton. This will be his third start against Jupiter this season. In the first two, he threw a combined 11 shutout innings. West Virginia has off today. They resume their schedule tomorrow evening at home with a three game series against the Lakewood Blueclaws. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (27-21) @ Louisville (16-34) 6:05pm Probable...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/2/12

West Virginia was off yesterday. They resume their schedule today, playing a doubleheader in Asheville with two top twenty prospects on the mound, Zack Dodson and Nick Kingham. Both games will be seven inning contests. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (13-11) @ Norfolk (9-15) 7:15pm Probable starter: Jo-Jo Reyes (3-0 3.18) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 6 Norfolk 4 (game story here) Jo-Jo...

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