All posts tagged "Matt Skirving"

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    Alvarez Starts With GCL Pirates

    The Pirates have optioned SS Pedro Ciriaco to AAA Indianapolis.  This opens a roster spot for OF Alex Presley, who will be officially called up on Tuesday (the Pirates have a day off on Monday).  UPDATE:  Presley has officially been called up, and will join the Pirates in Toronto.

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    Heredia’s Debut, SAL All-Star Game; 3 Homers In One Inning For The Marauders

    Tuesday's action:

    The Pirates have signed their 4th round draft pick, Colten Brewer.  Brewer is a right-handed pitcher who was drafted out of high school in Canton.  He will likely report to the GCL Pirates to begin his pro career.   All of the Pirates' draft picks, and the...

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Skirving, Emsley-Pai, Scott

    Continuing to work our way up through the catchers in the Pirates' minor league organization

    Matt Skirving --  Bats Left / Throws Right;  6' 2",  215 lbs
    Skirving was the Pirates' 30th round pick in the 2010 draft.  He reported to State College, where he played in...

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    Losses All Around

    Losses for all of the Pirates' affiliates on Friday night:

    Reading Phillies� 9,� Altoona Curve� 4 ...������� (box)

    The R-Phils attacked Curve starter Jared Hughes early, and the Curve bats could not keep up.� Hughes retired the side in order in the 1st inning, but gave up 3 unearned runs on a...

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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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    Mercer Gets 4 Hits And Walk-Off; Cunningham Homers In The 12th

    Less action than planned on Tuesday for the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates, mostly due to rain in the Bradenton area.� The Marauders' game against the St. Lucie Mets was postponed.� They will try for two tomorrow.� Yesterday's game between the Fort Myer Miracle and the Marauders was also rained out, as...

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    Gonzalez’s Walk-Off Homer, Krol’s 30th Save

    A busy Friday for the Pirates' minor league affiliates:

    Bradenton Marauders� 5,� Jupiter Hammerheads� 3 (box)

    The Marauders posted 14 hits, with each member of the line-up collecting at least one.� C Eric Fryer had a perfect 4-for-4 night, with all four hits singles.� SS Greg Picart had 2 singles, and LF...

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    Spikes Throw One-Hitter; Wilson K’s 11

    Saturday's action with the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates...� The West Virginia Power and Lexington Legends were rained out tonight.� They will go for two tomorrow.

    State College� 1,� Aberdeen IronBirds� 0 (box)

    Pitchers Tyler Waldron, Ryan Beckman, and Brooks Pounders combined to one-hit the IronBirds tonight.� Waldron made the start with 5...

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    Spikes Come From Behind; Morris Wins #5 With Curve

    Not a lot of action for the lower minor league affiliates today.� The West Virginia Power and the GCL Pirates had a scheduled day off, and the Bradenton Marauders were rained out -- they will play two games on Monday.

    State College Spikes� 7,� Auburn Doubledays� 6 (box)

    SS Walker Gourley and LF...

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    Big First Inning For Curve; Power Win In Extras

    Two early games on Wednesday, plus a few more in the evening:

    Altoona Curve� 6,� Erie SeaWolves� 3 (box)

    The Curve and the SeaWolves played early and scored early this afternoon.� All the scoring was done by the middle of the 3rd inning.� The Curve began the game with 4 runs in...