All posts tagged "Matt McSwain"

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    Cunningham Homers Twice; Power Hold On For The Win

    Monday evening's games in the Pirates' lower minor leagues

    Harrisburg Senators  6,  Altoona Curve  2

    The Curve were able to put runners on base but not push them across the plate tonight.  Starter Bryan Morris worked around a...

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    Curve’s Ninth Inning Rally Falls Short

    The Curve played an early game on Wednesday...

    Akron Aeros  3,  Altoona Curve  2

    (box score)

    Down 3-1 going into the top of the 9th, the Curve rallied, beginning with 3B Jeremy Farrell reaching base on a fielding error by the Akron shortstop.  A passed...

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    Snyder And Rubenstein Blast Away For Marauders

    A win, a loss, and a rainout in the rest of the Pirates' minor league organization on Friday evening.  The rainout was in West Virginia, where the Power were getting soggy.  They will play a double header on Saturday.

    The win:  
    Bradenton Marauders  13,  Charlotte Stone Crabs  0

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Strickland, Irwin, And More

    Continuing to look at the Pirates' minor league pitchers, moving upward in the organization:

    Hunter Strickland  --   R/R,  6' 5",  200 lb
    Strickland was the Red Sox' 18th round pick in the 2007 draft, and he was traded to the Pirates in July 2009 in the deal involving...

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    Curve Tie Their Series; Marauders Season Ends

    Two of the Pirates' affiliates in playoff action:

    Altoona Curve� 6,� Harrisburg Senators� 4 ....������ (box)

    The Senators and the Curve battled back and forth, with errors and poor base running on both sides, but it was the Curve who came out on top to even the best-of-5 series at 1 game each.�...

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    Marauders Win Second Half Title; Walk-Off Homer For Gonzalez

    Sunday's action with the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates... this is the season finale for the Spikes, and the regular season finale for the Marauders.

    West Virginia Power� 4,� Hagerstown Suns� 3 ....��� (box)

    Elevys Gonzalez was the hero in the bottom of the 10th inning with a blast over the right-center field...

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    Gonzalezes Power Up With Homers

    The West Virginia Power had their last late-morning game of the season today.� The rest of the Pirates' lower minor affiliates play this evening.

    West Virginia Power� 12,� Rome Braves� 4 ...��� (box)

    The Power hammered away at the Braves, scoring in every inning after the 1st, doubling up the Braves in...

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    Owens Wins #12, Two Homers For Hague As Curve Clinch Title

    Tuesday's action for the Pirates' lower minor leaguers....

    Altoona Curve� 9,� Bowie Baysox� 1 ..���� (box)

    The Altoona Curve clinched the Eastern League's Western Division title tonight with a win over Bowie.� This is just the second time the Curve have won their division in their 12 years of existence, and it...

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    Owens Wins #10

    Pirates' lower minor leaguers on Saturday...

    Altoona Curve� 10,� Binghamton Mets� 4 (box)

    The Curve posted 14 hits, with two big innings, as all but one member of the starting line-up had at least one hit in the game, as starter Rudy Owens earned his 10th win of the season.� SS Jordy Mercer...

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    Curve Lose In Extras; Marauders Split Twin Bill

    Sunday's games in the Pirates' lower minor leagues were partially hampered by rain.... The GCL Pirates again had today off.

    The State College Spikes and the Aberdeen IronBirds fell victim to rain.� That game will not be made up, as the Spikes are not scheduled to play Aberdeen again this season.� Tomorrow is...

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