All posts tagged "Mike Williams"

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    Really Last Minute Roster Moves

    This is the time of year when teams release players from their minor league camps - those who are not going to fit into the organization's plans.  The Pirates have released these players:

    Inf Adenson Chourio  --  West Virginia and Bradenton in 2010
    Inf Christian Colonel -- he'd just...

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    Busy Day For Pirates; Indians Win 8-3

    The Pirates had a busy Spring Training day today:
    LHP (starter) Garrett Olson was claimed off waivers from Seattle.  Olson is a 27-year-old California native who was the Orioles' 1st round pick in the 2005 draft.  He made his major league debut in July 2007, and split both the 2007 and...

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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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    Two Homers By Harrison Aren’t Enough; Maggi Debuts

    Early and late action for the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates:

    Portland Sea Dogs� 9,� Altoona Curve� 8 (box)

    Two home runs by 3B Josh Harrison and an early lead from a 5-run 2nd inning were washed away by the Sea Dogs' 6-run 7th inning this afternoon.� Harrison, the second batter of the...

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    Three Hits For Avila, Three RBI for Noris

    Wednesday, with games going on all afternoon and evening....

    Bradenton Marauders� 3,� Tampa Yankees� 1 (box)

    A 3-run 5th inning was all it took from the Marauders' bats this afternoon.� The inning began with 3B Jose De Los Santos reaching base on a fielding error.� RF Robbie Grossman singled, moving De Los...

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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...

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    Locke Wins Curve Debut; Latimore’s Walk-Off Homer

    Friday evening's news....

    Altoona Curve� 3,� Harrisburg Senator� 0 (box)

    Three Curve pitchers combined for a shutout, as starter Jeff Locke earned the win in his Curve debut.� Locke pitched 5 scoreless innings and struck out 5 batters.� He scattered 4 hits, and did not allow a walk.� Tony Watson relieved Locke to...

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    Five Errors Doom Power

    Sunday afternoon and evening action.... the GCL Pirates, as usual, are off today.

    Lexington Legends� 3,� West Virginia Power� 2 (box)

    Five errors by the Power, all in the infield, had the Power beating themselves this afternoon.� Starter Nate Baker pitched 6 innings for the Power, allowing just 2 hits and 2...

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    Loss For Owens, Win for McSwain

    The State College Spikes have a scheduled day off today, and the GCL Pirates were washed out again.

    Binghamton Mets �9, �Altoona Curve �6 (box)

    Three runs in the top of the 10th broke a 6-6 tie and gave the Mets the extra-inning win. �Ramon Aguero took the mound for the Curve...

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    Krol’s 19th Save; Fienemann’s 2nd Win

    IMG_3884The GCL Pirates were off, as usual for a Sunday. �In other holiday action....

    Bradenton Marauders �5, �Palm Beach Cardinals �3 (box)

    The Marauders jumped out to an early lead with 3 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning. �1B Calvin...

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