All posts tagged "Rudy Owens"

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/22/12

    Altoona was rained out last night. The game will be made up on May 5th as part of a doubleheader. Just a note on the short-season leagues. The Dominican Summer League begins play on June 2nd, the Pirates will have two teams in that league this year. Both State College and the...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians Split Double Header — Win For Reyes, No Decision For Owens

    Indians’ Double Header Indianapolis Indians 9,  Toledo Mud Hens  2 (Box)   Toledo Mud Hens  4,  Indianapolis Indians  3 (Box)     GAME 1 The Indianapolis Indians took advantage of timely hitting and the gift of 8 walks from the Toledo pitching staff to win the first half of this afternoon’s double...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/15/12

    Yesterday’s Indianapolis game was postponed due to rain. They will play a doubleheader today. Nick Kingham makes his third start of the season today as he tries to bounce back from two very poor outings. Hunter Strickland gets his second start after missing 22 months. A full recap of yesterday’s games can...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians’ Defensive Slips Give Columbus A Second Walk-Off Win

    Defensive problems in the bottom of the 12th inning doomed the Indians, and allowed the Columbus Clippers to pick up the walk-off win for the second day in a row. On a chilly night at Huntington Park in Columbus, the Indians and Clippers took a 4-4 tie from the 5th inning until...

  • Season Previews
    Opening Day! Six Things For Indy Indians Fans To Watch For In April

    The Indianapolis Indians open their season today, on the road in Toledo.  Most of the rest of the International League started last night, except for the Norfolk Tides and the Charlotte Knights, who were rained out in Charlotte.  The lights were on at Victory Field early this morning, even though the team...

  • Season Previews
    2012 Indianapolis Indians Season Preview

    We've covered the 2012 West Virginia Power, the 2012 Bradenton Marauders, and the 2012 Altoona Curve. Today we wrap up the previews of the full season leagues with a look at the 2012 Indianapolis Indians. Indianapolis will open the season with the top hitting prospect in the system, Starling Marte. They will also feature...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Morris Working On Cutter, Owens Looks Crisp

    Bryan Morris threw two innings today at Pirate City, and flashed a new pitch in the process. Morris throws a mid-90s fastball, and also flashes a good curveball, but today while watching him it appeared that he was also throwing a slider. I spoke with Morris afterwards, who mentioned that the pitch...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    A Rotation Full of Prospects at Indianapolis

    Last year it looked like the Pittsburgh Pirates would have a rotation full of prospects. Brad Lincoln was expected to start the year in Triple-A, while the "Altoona Four" of Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Bryan Morris, and Jeff Locke were expected to make the jump to the next level. Only two of...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Lefty Pitcher Owens Looking for Bounce Back Year

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- After back-to-back seasons in which left-hander Rudy Owens won the Pirates Minor League Pitcher-of-the-Year Award (2009, 2010), the 24-year-old had a down year in his first season at Triple-A in 2011. Owens was expected by many to reach the majors towards the end of the 2011 season, but unfortunately...

  • Top Stories
    What Has The Fastball Academy Produced?

    I’ve seen a few comments about the “Fastball Academy” the last few days, most notably one focused...

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