Clay Holmes Throws Six Shutout Innings, Josh Bell Homers
Aug10

Clay Holmes Throws Six Shutout Innings, Josh Bell Homers

The West Virginia Power won 5-2 on Saturday night over the Lakewood BlueClaws, taking the first three games of the four game series. It is also the 20th time in 23 games this season that the Power have defeated Lakewood. Clay Holmes got the start and threw six shutout innings, scattering seven hits. He showed impressive control by not issuing a walk for the first time all season. Josh Bell hit his tenth home run of the season, a solo...

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Luis Heredia Has a Strong Start a Few Days Before His 19th Birthday
Aug08

Luis Heredia Has a Strong Start a Few Days Before His 19th Birthday

The West Virginia Power have dominated the Lakewood BlueClaws this year and tonight was no different. Behind strong pitching from Luis Heredia and some sloppy play by the BlueClaws defense, the Power won 6-0 in game one of a four game series. Through eight innings, Lakewood had just two hits, both coming off Heredia in the second inning. They had two hits in the ninth, but couldn’t get on the scoreboard. The Power had 12 hits on...

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Prospect Notebook: First Looks At Barnes and Heredia Highlight Weekend Power Series
Jul01

Prospect Notebook: First Looks At Barnes and Heredia Highlight Weekend Power Series

This is the second time I’ve had a chance to see West Virginia play a four game series in Lakewood this year. The first time, the highlights of the series were the home runs hit by Stetson Allie and the pitching of Tyler Glasnow. This last four game series was a bit different — no Allie in the lineup, but Luis Heredia pitched his second game of the season. The recap for the first series can be read here and for everyone...

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Top Performers: Lambo is the Top Hitter in the System and IL Player of the Week
Jul01

Top Performers: Lambo is the Top Hitter in the System and IL Player of the Week

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the...

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West Virginia Scores Three In Ninth To Win Series Finale 5-4 Over Lakewood
Jun30

West Virginia Scores Three In Ninth To Win Series Finale 5-4 Over Lakewood

The West Virginia Power took the four series in Lakewood today, with a comeback win, giving them three wins against the BlueClaws in this set and they have now beat them in 13 of 16 meetings this year. Down 4-2 going into the ninth inning, the Power drew three straight walks to start the frame. After a sacrifice fly made it 4-3, Ashley Ponce hit what looked to be a game-ending double play, but the second baseman threw it away,...

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