Minor League Schedule: 5/13/12

Bradenton is off today. They resume their schedule Monday night on the road against St Lucie, the team with the best record in the Florida State League. All three starters going today are left-handed pitchers. All three games today are early afternoon starts. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (21-14) VS Norfolk (14-20) 1:15pm Probable starter: Rudy Owens (2-0 2.25) Yesterday’s Result:...

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Indians Win Fourth Straight With Homers and Strong Defense

Indianapolis Indians  7,  Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  2 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians won their fourth straight game tonight, beating the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs in the second game of this 4-game series.  That gives the Tribe wins in the first four games of this 10-game home stand. Starter Rudy Owens did not have his best stuff, and he had to battle his way through five of the six innings he pitched.  He was persistent, though,...

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Jo-Jo Reyes Throws a 3-Hit Shutout

Indianapolis Indians  4,  Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  0 (Box)   Starter Jo-Jo Reyes pitched a complete game shutout, allowing only 3 hits, while striking out 8 Iron Pigs batters.  The veteran earned his 5th win of the season (no losses) while dominating for all 9 innings. “I wasn’t really worried about how long I went,” said Reyes after the game.  “I just wanted to get first-pitch strikes and concentrate on...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/8/12

Altoona was off yesterday. They resume their schedule today with a two game series at home against Bowie before going on the road for six games. Tyler Waldron had his start pushed back until today as Rick Vandenhurk started for Bradenton, making his first appearance in the Pirates system since signing with Pittsburgh as a minor league free agent in April. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis...

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The Altoona Four Providing Depth and Trade Chips

Jeff Locke, Bryan Morris, Rudy Owens, and Justin Wilson earned the group name “The Altoona Four” after all four pitchers put up strong numbers at the Double-A level in 2010. All four pitchers were expected to move up at some point in 2011. That point came at the start of the year for Owens and Wilson. It came later in the year for Locke. It didn’t come until 2012 for Morris. The results in 2011 were the exact...

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