VandenHurk, Meek, And Wood Hold Chiefs To 3 Hits In Indians’ Win

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Syracuse Chiefs  1 (Box)   Another brilliant performance by Indians’ pitching boosted the Indians over the Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY.  Starter Rick VandenHurk earned his 12th win for the Indians, and closer Tim Wood earned his 20th Save. The win gives the Indians a 3-1 win of this series against the Chiefs.  The Indians also won the series with the Chiefs at Victory Field at...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/21/12

Jameson Taillon will make his AA debut tonight, on the road in Trenton. Bradenton was off yesterday. They are 1.5 games back in their division, with 13 games left. West Virginia is a 1/2 game out in their division, with 13 games left on the season. Indianapolis has a ten game lead in their division with 14 games left to their schedule.  The GCL Pirates and both DSL affiliates have five games left in their regular season. The GCL...

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Top Pirates Minor League Pitching Performances: Week Ending 8/19

Below are the top ten pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really was. The formula for...

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Indians Can’t Support A Strong Effort By VandenHurk

Rochester Red Wings  2,  Indianapolis Indians  1 (Box)   A double and an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th gave the Rochester Red Wings an extra-inning win over the Indianapolis Indians at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY tonight.  With closer Tim Wood on the mound for the Indians and two out, Rochester SS Brian Dozier lifted a fly ball into left field for a double, putting the go-ahead run into scoring position.  An...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/16/12

Top prospect Gerrit Cole gets the start tonight for Altoona. In six starts since the Eastern League All-Star game, he has gone 1-3 2.97 in 30.1 innings. Cole ranks third in the Pirates farm system in strikeouts (112), trailing Jeff Locke (who is in the majors) by one for second place. Indianapolis has a ten game lead in their division with 19 games left in the season. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A:...

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