All posts tagged "Maurice Bankston"

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    Marte Homers, Three Hits For Grovatt

    A few roster moves before we get to the games:
    The Pirates have signed 1B Gerlis Rodriguez to a minor league contract.  Rodriguez, a Dominican native, played for State College in 2010.  He played about half of his 48 games at first base, and did some DH'ing.  Rodriguez hit .201,...

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Alvarado, Bankston, Navarro, And Holden

    Continuing through the Pirates' minor league pitching ranks:

    Gabriel Alvarado --  R/R,  6' 2",  175 lb 
    Alvarado is a Venezuelan native who made his US debut in 2008 after two seasons in the Venezuelan Summer League.  He moved up to West Virginia for 2009, where he pitched mostly as...

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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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    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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    Solid Starts From Locke, Adcock, Miller, and Cain

    Minor League action with the Pirates' affiliates on Thursday... lots of good pitching

    Altoona Curve� 5,� Trenton Thunder� 3 (box)

    The Curve came from behind to take this game from Trenton, despite being out-hit 8-7.� Starter Jeff Locke had trouble in the 1st inning, when 3 runs scored on a double, three singles,...

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    Three Spikes Are All-Stars; Two Out 9th Inning Rally Gives Power The Win

    News and action for the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates on Sunday.� The GCL Pirates and the Bradenton Marauders had scheduled days off today.

    Three members of the State College Spikes have been named to the National League squad for the New York-Penn League All-Star Game, which will be played on August 17th...

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    Durham’s Grand Slam Sparks Curve; Marte Back With A Homer

    Monday's action in the Pirates' lower minor leagues... the Bradenton Marauders have a scheduled day off today.

    Altoona Curve� 11,� Erie SeaWolves� 2 (box)

    RF Miles Durham's grand slam ignited a 9-run 8th inning to lift the Curve over the SeaWolves in the series opener.� Both teams put runners on base in the...

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    Colla Moves Up; Long Night For Power

    Trenton Thunder� 8,� Altoona Curve� 3 (box)

    The Curve stretched their losing streak to 5 games tonight while reliever Mike Colla struggled in his AA debut.� Derek Hankins made the start for the Curve, but didn't get out of the 4th inning.� He gave up a run in the 1st on...

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    Altoona Gets Paid Back; Alderson’s Unhappy Bradenton Return; Rojas’ Debut

    As usual on Sunday, the GCL Pirates were off.� Everyone else played games scattered through the afternoon and evening.

    Harrisburg Senators� 13, � Altoona Curve� 4 (box)

    Paybacks are... well, you know, and today the Senators got revenge for the Curve having scored 10 runs in the 9th last night.� Harrisburg sent...