Indians Fall To Knights In First Playoff Game

Charlotte Knights  8,   Indianapolis Indians  1 (Box)   A busy first inning was all the Charlotte Knights needed to defeat the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field tonight in the first game of the first round of the International League playoffs.  Knights’ starter Charlie Leesman dominated the Indians’ batters, allowing just one run on 6 hits and one walk, with 6 strikeouts in 8 innings of work.   The Knights...

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Indians Slug Out 16 Hits As Irwin Takes His 3rd Win

Indianapolis Indians  11,  Louisville Bats  6 (Box)  (rain-shortened, 7.5 innings)   The Indianapolis Indians took the name of the Louisville ball park to heart this evening:  Slugger Field.  They slugged 16 hits for 11 runs to swamp the Louisville Bats.  The Indians scored in each of the first 6 innings, as every member of the lineup reached base at least once.  2B Hector Luna had 4 hits, including a double and a homer, and...

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Ramon Cabrera Promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Ramon Cabrera to Indianapolis. The catcher will move up in time for the final games of the season, plus the playoffs. Last night Tony Sanchez fouled a ball off his foot, so this move could be related to that injury. Cabrera hit for a .276/.342/.367 line in 384 at-bats this year in Altoona. He started off slow in the first half, but was on fire in the second half, with a .346/.417/.468 line in 156...

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Prospect Notebook: Cole Impressed In Short Time With Altoona

Gerrit Cole will not likely help the Pittsburgh Pirates in their playoff push, but the right-hander will get the experience of pitching in playoff baseball. On Wednesday evening, Pittsburgh promoted their top pitching prospect from Double-A Altoona to Triple-A Indianapolis. The move is to give Cole the taste of not only a higher level of competition, but to give him the chance to pitch in playoff baseball with Indianapolis. Triple-A...

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Top Pirates Minor League Hitting Performances: Week Ending 8/26

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. Only players with a 3.0 RC or better are included on the list below. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times,...

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