First Pitch: The Altoona Four – Where Are They Now?

In 2010 the Altoona Curve had a group of pitchers that went on to be called “The Altoona Four” out of convenience. I say convenience because the group led Altoona to an Eastern League title in 2010, but they also led the Lynchburg Hillcats to a Carolina League title in 2009. So they could have easily been “The Lynchburg Four”, which isn’t really as catchy. Then, in 2011, only two of them moved up to...

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Wilson And Relievers Make Indians’ 3 Early Runs Hold Up

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Pawtucket Red Sox  1 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians scored 3 runs early in tonight’s game against the Pawtucket Red Sox at Victory Field.  Starting pitcher Justin Wilson threw 5 scoreless innings, and relievers Daniel McCutchen and Doug Slaten took it the rest of the way, making those 3 runs prove to be enough for an Indians’ win.  Wilson earned his 8th win of the season (for a n 8-4...

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Pirates Notebook: Breaking Down the Wandy Rodriguez Trade

The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking to add a starting pitcher and bat by the deadline. And on Tuesday night, the club made a trade in order to improve the ball club on the mound. Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez was acquired from the Houston Astros along with cash in exchange for prospects Colton Cain, Robbie Grossman and Rudy Owens. “As we talked really from day one of the trading season, we’ve been open to strengthening our club...

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The Departed – Grossman, Owens, Cain

Taking a look at what the Pirates gave up in the Wandy Rodriguez trade

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Pirates Considering Spot Starters in the Month of August

With a tough stretch coming up for Pittsburgh in the month of August, the Pirates are considering several options in order to keep their starting staff fresh. After an off day on August 2nd, they will play 20 straight games without a day off. Nine of those 20 games are on the road, finishing with three games on the West Coast. Both General Manager Neal Huntington and Skipper Clint Hurdle said that they are considering on using several...

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