VandenHurk And Indians Struggle In Columbus

Columbus Clippers  5,  Indianapolis Indians  1 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians began their longest road trip of the season with a disappointing loss to their divisional rivals, the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio tonight.  Starter Rick VandenHurk suffered only his 4th loss of the season as he allowed 3 runs on  6 hits and 2 walks, though he struck out 7 batters.  The Indians’ hitters managed only...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/10/12

Gerrit Cole will get the start tonight for Altoona. He ranks third among all Pirates minor league pitchers in strikeouts behind Justin Wilson and Jeff Locke. Cole’s 103.2 innings ranks 11th in the organization and his overall ERA of 3.04 trails only Jeff Locke(2.66) and Phil Irwin(2.87) among pitchers who have thrown at least 70 innings. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (72-48) @...

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Jeff Locke and Jameson Taillon Post the Top Pitching Performances of the Week

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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VandenHurk Strikes Out Seven in Indianapolis Win

Indianapolis Indians  7,  Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankees  2 (Box)   Yankees’ errors, rain, and random environmental factors gave the Indianapolis Indians the opportunity to come from behind for the win tonight at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY.  Rain fell for most of the afternoon in Rochester, but it stopped in time for the game to begin at the scheduled time.  The game went on without further trouble until the 8th...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/5/12

Two of the Pirates top prospects will get the start today. For Altoona, Gerrit Cole will take the mound, coming off his best start since being promoted to AA. He threw six shutout innings on Tuesday night against Trenton. In State College, Luis Heredia will get his ninth start of the year. He has an 0.95 ERA at home this year. Both DSL teams and the GCL Pirates are all off today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here....

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