Game 109 Recap: Bucs Lose 1-0 to Cubs

Charlie Morton tossed seven scoreless innings. But he was matched by Matt Garza. Starlin Castro hit a solo homer off Chris Resop in the eighth and that was the only run of the game. Pittsburgh’s offense continued to be stagnant. They collected only four hits. Derrek Lee was hit by a pitch from Carlos Marmol to start the ninth he was stranded at second ax recently activated Ryan Doumit sniffed to end the game. Morton went seven...

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Ryan Doumit Reinstated, Eric Fryer Optioned

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated catcher Ryan Doumit from the 60-day disabled list, the team announced today.  To make room on the active roster, the Pirates have optioned Eric Fryer to AAA.  No roster move is needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, as there was an open spot from Lyle Overbay being designated for assignment.

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Which Free Agents Could Get Draft Compensation?

One thing the Pittsburgh Pirates rarely see is draft pick compensation for their departing free agents.  For the most part, the Pirates never really have free agents that depart after the season.  They usually trade those players around the deadline for a guaranteed return, rather than holding on to the players in hopes of future draft picks, which is never a guarantee.  I’ve talked about the draft pick compensation system in...

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Hague’s RBIs Lead Indians To Series Split

Indianapolis Indians  4,  Gwinnett Braves  3 [ box ] A run in the top of the 10th inning gave the Indians a win over the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field in the Atlanta suburbs tonight.  The win gave the Indians a split of this 4-game series as well as the 8-game season series with the Braves. The Indians went into the bottom of the 9th clinging to a one-run lead, 3-2.  Closer Tim Wood had finished off the 8th inning with a strikeout,...

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Indians Find Themselves On The Chopping Block Again

Gwinnett Braves  12,  Indianapolis Indians  3 [ box ] For the second night in a row at Coolray Field in suburban Atlanta, the Indianapolis Indians saw their early lead turn into a blow-out by the Gwinnett Braves.  Tonight the Braves scored 12 runs on 16 hits (it was 20 hits last night), putting runs onto the scoreboard in all but two plate appearances.  Justin Wilson again came up short in his bid for his 10th win of his season...

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