Justin Wilson Leads Combined No Hitter For Indianapolis

Indianapolis Indians starter Justin Wilson combined with relievers Jose Diaz and Doug Slaten for a no-hitter today against the Durham Bulls. Wilson threw 7.1 no-hit innings, with two walks and nine strikeouts. It was the first no-hitter that Wilson has ever been a part of. It was also the highlight of a career which features a lot of big game performances, including getting the win in Fresno State’s 2008 National Championship...

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West Virginia combines for no-hitter

The West Virginia Power, Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, combined for a no-hitter against Charleston tonight, winning 4-0. Newly acquired starter Hunter Strickland, added in the Adam LaRoche trade, pitched six innings, with five strikeouts. Strickland allowed just two base runners, one on an error, and another hit by a pitch. Diego Moreno came on to pitch the final three innings, with three strikeouts. Moreno now has a...

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Pirates Notebook: The Success of the 2009 Spikes

I know, it’s hard to call a 12-10 record a “success”, but considering State College went 18-56 last year, a 12-10 record is looking fantastic. Yesterday I went in to detail about the failure of the 2008 Spikes, and the successful impact of the innovative development process for the pitching staff. If you missed it, I’d check it out before reading this. After reading yesterday’s post, you know that the...

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